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]
The Solar Foundation has revealed new state- and local-level data highlighting the impact of the solar employment boom last year.
Tesla will start taking orders for its new solar roof tiles in April, according to company CEO Elon Musk. Rather than issue an official announcement, however, the billionaire entrepreneur confirmed the plans in response to a question about the solar [Read More]
U.S.-based vertically integrated solar company First Solar Inc. is adding to its portfolio in Australia, having reached financial close for the Manildra Solar Farm in New South Wales (NSW). The company says the 48.5 MW AC project will feature approximately [Read More]
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]
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]
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded $11 million in funding for 11 microgrid projects across the state as part of the second stage of the NY Prize Community Microgrid competition. As NYSERDA explains, microgrids [Read More]
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]
Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGP-NA) recently cut the ribbon at its new North American headquarters in Andover, Mass. EGP-NA, part of the renewable energies division of the Italy-based Enel Group, owns and operates renewable energy projects in North [Read More]
Backed by a U.S. Department of Energy grant, the Stanford study makes some intriguing and perhaps controversial recommendations.