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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.

Elon Musk: Tesla Will Start Taking Solar Roof Tile Orders In April

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 27, 2017

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]

First Solar Adds To Its Australian Project Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 27, 2017

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]

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]

New York Awards $11 Million For Community Microgrids

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

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 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]

Enel Green Power North America Inaugurates New Headquarters

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

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]

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.