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Solar Energy & Solar Power Facts

Need some solar energy facts or solar power facts? This page is aimed at becoming the best go-to source on the web for solar facts… if it isn’t already. The solar facts below are succinct and organized by categories and subcategories. To help improve the page, please feel free to add any solar facts you […]

June 29th

Current Solar Module Efficiency Nowhere Near Its Potential, Especially Thin-Film Solar & CPV (Chart)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director Dan Arvizu recently gave a keynote speech during the 2013 International Renewable Energy Conference (part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week), which I was lucky enough to attend in January*. His speech covered a large variety of cleantech topics, and most of the points I’ve covered extensively over the years. However, a couple of his […]

May 8th

World’s Largest Solar Power Plant May Use First Solar &/Or Yingli Solar Modules… Or Not

NextEra Energy’s 485 MW Blythe Solar Power Project, expected to be the world’s largest when it’s complete, just had revised plans submitted to the California Energy Commission. As part of that, the plans indicated that the project may use solar modules from First Solar and/or Yingli Solar… or may not. Blythe Solar Power Project Timeline Before […]

April 21st

First Solar Crushes Thin-Film Efficiency Record, Acquires TetraSun (& Stock Surges)

If I was a gambler, I’d put some of my money on First Solar (and, to be honest, I’m thinking about it). Some of its latest big announcements, which I’ll discuss in more detail below, include: crushing the world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) module conversion efficiency (bringing the record up from 14.4% to 16.1%); […]

April 10th