Archive for clean-energy – Page 7

Bakery/Cafe Chain Celebrates Its First Solar-Powered Facility

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 28, 2017

A fast-growing coffee shop and bakery chain has installed a 325 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power its central kitchen in Brea, Calif. The system, which is expected to produce 527,702 kWh of power annually, features 1,226 Mitsubishi Electric [Read More]

A Closer Look At The U.S.’ Historic Solar Jobs Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 28, 2017

The Solar Foundation has revealed new state- and local-level data highlighting the impact of the solar employment boom last year.

National Lab Research Could Pave Way For Novel Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 27, 2017

Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes, according to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Our latest ultrafast [Read More]

City Of Pittsfield, Ameresco Complete Landfill Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

The City of Pittsfield, Mass., and Ameresco Inc., an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, have announced that a new municipal solar array is now operational at a former landfill located off of East Street. In 2015, the city contracted [Read More]

Panasonic Introduces Trio Of All-Black Solar Panels

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America has added three new models to its HIT series of residential solar PV panels. According to the company, its new N320K, N315K and N310K panels are able to produce 320 W, 315 W and 310 [Read More]

Stanford Solar Policy Guide Urges U.S. Collaboration With China

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

Backed by a U.S. Department of Energy grant, the Stanford study makes some intriguing and perhaps controversial recommendations.

NV Energy, Solar Installers Request NEM Grandfathering Extension

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

The long battle over net energy metering (NEM) in Nevada hasn’t always been pleasant – and it still isn’t over – but when utility NV Energy and solar stakeholders reached a compromise to grandfather in existing rooftop solar customers under [Read More]

UMass Boston To Save Up To $5M With Solar Contract

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

A new 3.9 MW solar installation built atop Boston Business Park is expected to help the University of Massachusetts, Boston (UMass Boston) avoid up to $5 million in energy costs over the next 20 years through virtual net metering, according [Read More]

GE Unit Builds Solar Projects Throughout Northeast

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

Through its Current subsidiary, General Electric (GE) has been building solar projects both for itself and for a diverse range of customers in the U.S. Northeast. The global conglomerate first established Boston-based Current in late 2015 as a start-up unit [Read More]

SOLV Deploys QOS O&M Software For 1 GW Solar Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

SOLV, an independent solar operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider, has begun deployment of QOS Energy’s Qantum software to monitor and support the O&M of over 1 GW of solar projects in the U.S. According to QOS Energy, Qantum is [Read More]