In a 10-2 vote on Wednesday, the California Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee passed A.B.2460, a bill that would expand consumer incentives for rooftop solar thermal technologies. “I am pleased the committee took the important step of moving this bill [Read More]
The Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) and SunPower Corp. have announced plans for a 1.1 MW solar carport to be installed at Valhalla High School in El Cajon, Calif. SunPower will build and own the system, and GUHSD will [Read More]
The total installed capacity for community solar programs across the U.S. is expected to reach 1.5 GW in 2020, representing a $2.5 billion market, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report says utilities throughout the country have [Read More]
The solar industry should work to discard end-of-life panels in a way that is good for both the planet and the bottom line.
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]
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 Smart Electric Power Alliance has crowned the utilities that contributed the most solar power to the country’s grid last year.
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]
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 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]