Archive for clean-energy – Page 127

Partners Reach Efficiency Milestone With n-PERT Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 14, 2016

Belgium-based nanoelectronics research center imec and Crystal Solar, a California-based company focused on direct wafer-growing technologies, say they have achieved a 22.5% cell efficiency with n-type PERT (passivated emitter, rear totally diffused) silicon solar cells manufactured on six-inch mono-crystalline epitaxially [Read More]

Groups Partner To Raise Awareness Of Community Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 14, 2016

The Community Power Network (CPN) has partnered with the All Points North Foundation (APNF) to educate the public about the benefits of community solar. “Solar energy usage and awareness is gaining momentum as a real and viable energy source throughout [Read More]

The Top 10 U.S. Solar Utilities Of 2015

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2016

The Smart Electric Power Alliance has crowned the utilities that contributed the most solar power to the country’s grid last year.

CA Advanced Energy Jobs Outpace Statewide Employment Growth Rate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2016

Employment in California’s advanced energy industry grew 18% last year – six times the statewide employment growth rate – according to national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). The report says more than half-a-million California workers spend some or all [Read More]

AET Customizes Rayport-B ECO System For Bifacial Solar Panels

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2016

Solar racking company Applied Energy Technologies (AET) has expanded its ECO line of products and adapted its Rayport-B ECO rooftop ballast system for Prism Solar Technologies’ bifacial solar panels. Prism selected AET to custom design a racking solution for its [Read More]

SolarWorld To Supply 17.5 MW Nevada Desert Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2016

SolarWorld has announced it is supplying its 72-cell solar panels for a 17.5 MW project that the Valley Electric Association (VEA) is undertaking in the Mojave Desert town of Pahrump, Nev. The project will feature 51,562 SolarWorld 340 W modules [Read More]

PG&E Helps Fund Solar-Powered Affordable Housing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2016

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has announced a $1 million commitment to support the installation of rooftop solar on nearly 100 homes with 17 different Habitat for Humanity local affiliates throughout northern and central California. From the Mendocino Coast [Read More]

Regency Centers Adds Rooftop Solar In California

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2016

Regency Centers, a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored shopping centers, in partnership with SoCore Energy and several of its retail partners, has announced the installation of over 750 kW of rooftop solar at California locations. The systems, located [Read More]

Disney And Duke Dedicate Mickey-Mouse-Shaped Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2016

Walt Disney World Resort, Duke Energy and the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) have officially dedicated a giant, Mickey-Mouse-shaped solar project located on 22 acres near the Epcot theme park in Orlando, Fla. The 5 MW facility is made of [Read More]

Maryland Lawmakers Finalize Bill To Accelerate Renewables Goal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2016

Before the 2016 Maryland legislative session adjourned Monday, state lawmakers finalized legislation to increase the state’s use of renewable energy to 25% by 2020. In March, the state House of Delegates passed a bill to accelerate Maryland’s renewable portfolio standard [Read More]