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Donation Puts Solar Power on Roof of YMCA
With help from Reliant Energy the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA in Fort Worth will har...
Denver Federal Center Solar Work Will Exceed Original Production Expectations
The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Denver Federal Center (DFC) campus is n...
How Does Releasing U.S. Emergency Oil Reserves Help Energy Independence?
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced last week that the U.S. and its partners in t...
New 50 Mwatt Solar Thermal Plant Announced for Spain
Termosolar Alcazar, a 50/50 joint venture between SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of utilit...
Philip Ackerman-Leist to Be Keynote Speaker at SolWest Fair
Solar energy, wind power, sustainable living and traditional skills are featured at SolWe...
Call For Coal Funding To Go To Mallee Solar Park
An environmental group is demanding that government funding earmarked for a new coal fired...
EchoFirst doubles down on solar to offer twice the benefit for homeowners
EchoFirst, Inc., recently showcased their combined whole home energy solution, which uses ...
American Electric Technologies Announces Solar Industry's First 1 MW 1000 Volt UL 1741-Tested Inverter System
Houston-based American Electric Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AETI) the leading global prov...
Study: Mayors believe in solar
Mayors from every city of more than 30,000 people gathered in Baltimore, Maryland, last we...
RMTS Moves from Colorado to New York to Further Solar Research
RMTS, an emerging nanotechnology company that is developing innovative technologies with a...
China plans to invest $278 million in solar power expnasion
China plans to invest $278 million in solar power expnasion...
Boston offers rebates for those who use solar power
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino wants the city to embrace clean energy solutions. This last ...
Solar among winners of latest GE ecomagination challenge
General Electric (NYSE: GE) on June 23 announced the winners of its most recent ecomaginat...
Fronius Announces Plans for New US Headquarters in Portage, IN
Fronius, one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of battery charging syst...
Renewable Integration: Solving the Volatility of a Smart Grid
With Storage Week 2011 just around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to discu...
Georgia media office has 163 solar panels installed
A orthopedic medical office located in the small town of Dahlonega, Georgia, will soon be ...
Sky Power Solutions Forms Alliance with Li-ion Motors
Sky Power Solutions, Corp., an emerging leader in the development and marketing of next ge...
Magnolia Solar Demonstrates Record High Voltage Performance
Magnolia Solar Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc...
China Sunergy to Invest RMB1.8 billion in Solar Production Project
China Sunergy Co., Ltd., a specialized solar cell and module manufacturer, is pleased to ...
Powin Energy Providing Wide Variety of Rechargeable Lithium Battery Modules
Just a month after announcing manufacturing in China, Powin Corporation, an Oregon-based O...
Suntech Receives French CEIAB Approval for BIPV
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., the world's largest producer of solar panels, announced ...
Less Expensive Solar Cells Based on Rare Earth Elements
NUtech Ventures and Rare Earth Solar have announced an exclusive license agreement involvi...
New solar cell: Engineers crack full-spectrum solar challenge
Engineering researchers report a new solar cell that may pave the way to inexpensive coati...
U.S. Government Backs Major Commercial Rooftop Solar Power Project
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu last week announced a conditional commitment towards a pa...
Bosch Announces Major Solar Manufacturing Plant For Malaysia
Bosch is continuing to make major inroads into the global solar PV market, recently announ...
Borrego Solar Systems Closes Latest Fund with U.S. Bank and East West Bank to Finance New Solar Projects
Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading designer, installer and financier of grid-tied sola...
Add Your Solar Thermal Power Installation to the Map!
The New York City Solar America City Partnership, led by Sustainable CUNY, has launced th...
Germany and U.S. Researchers Focus on More Efficient Solar Cells and Solar Fuels
German and American researchers will work together more closely on solar energy topics as ...
Missouri River Flood Waters Rise on Two Nebraska Nuclear Plants
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is closely watching conditions along the Missouri R...
Green Building Standard,Green Globes® Recognized in Oregon State Law
Oregon Joins 22 Other States in Adopting Green Building Initiative’s Green Building ...
Net Zero Energy Home Design to be Showcased in San Franscisco
Peninsula Publishing has invited Milgard Windows & Doors to be a product partner in th...
Energy Management System Certification ISO50001 Awarded in France
In a world first, Schneider Electric’s head office (known has the Hive¹) has been certi...
Etrion Contracts Phoenix Solar to Build 2.6 MW Solar Power Plant
Etrion Corporation, an independent solar power producer, and Phoenix Solar AG (“Phoe...
InGaAs Quantum Well Solar Cells that Operate at Record High Voltages
Magnolia Solar Demonstrates Record High Voltage Performance: Ground-Breaking Results Prese...
Win a High Efficiency SunPower Solar Power System, Valued at Up to $25,000
SunPower Corp. today launched the Solar Discovery Game, an online contest and sweepstakes ...
Infineon Raceway to Power 40% From Solar Energy
New High-Efficiency Panasonic Panels From Sanyo Cut Energy Usage Infineon Raceway, in part...
On-Site Visits by a Field Technician Are Included With Every Solar FlexRack Purchase
YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — It's a given that no photovoltaic rack mounting hardware can be inst...
One in four Americans would consider solar power for their homes
While the U.S. Department of Energy and businesses such as Google and Bank of America inve...
Project Amp to put 733 MWs of PV on warehouse rooftops
Project Amp might sound like the name of a band’s attempt to turn the amp up to 11, ...
SEI and SolarSpies to Provide One-Day Solar Training Workshop at Intersolar
This summer, Solar Energy International instructor Jeff Spies is leading a powerful one-d...
World’s Largest Solar Power Plant is Under Construction and its Parabolic Trough Solar Thermal
Secretary of the Interior Salazar and California´s Governor Brown broke ground for the wo...
U.S. Agencies Align to Protect Public from Fossil Fuel Production Related Air Pollution
In keeping with President Obama’s strategy to expand domestic oil and gas production saf...
Michigan solar power company moves headquarters to Indiana
Fronius USA will relocate its North American headquarters to Portage, Indiana, in a move t...
GE and Best Buy Partner to Fast-Track Solar and Home Energy Efficient Consumer Products
GE and its venture capital partners today announced that they will invest $63 million in 1...
New Player Enters the Global Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Plant Business
Chiyoda and Archimede Solar Energy Sign Cooperation Agreement to Develop CSP Plant Project...
California Marine base draws power from the sun
A new solar-clad parking lot shade will produce almost 1 megawatt of clean energy for Mari...
Intersolar NA 2011: Mage Solar Presents Full Lineup of Products/Services
Mage Solar USA, part of the globally operating Mage Group, presents it extensive product a...
Georgia public service commissions asks Georgia Power to work in solar energy
With a request from Georgia Public Service Commissioner Lauren McDonald to Georgia Power t...
Samsung bringing solar-powered netbook to market
It’s almost here. Samsung is introducing its solar-powered netbook to the U.S. marke...
Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association to Hold Meeting in San Francisco in July
The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) announces that it will hold a mee...
NREL, German Solar Energy Researchers to Work Together
German and American researchers will work together more closely on solar energy topics as ...
Record Efficiencies for a Single Junction Solar Cell
At the 37th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference in Seattle this week, scientists from Alta ...
Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association to Hold Meeting in San Francisco in July
The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) announces that it will hold a...
Alamo City sees Future in 'New Energy Economy'
In the country's seventh largest city, political leaders are betting that green energy an...
Stoel Rives Earns Praise and National Recognition from Chambers USA
Stoel Rives LLP, a U.S. business law firm, announced that it received high praise in the ...
Record Greenhouse Gas Levels: See For Yourself
For the first time, greenhouse gas data are accessed easily on a new CSIRO website. The si...
Studing the Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, in keeping with t...
Solar Thermal and PV Research Collaboration Between Germany and the U.S.
DLR and Helmholtz centres in Jülich and Berlin agree on cooperation with the US energy re...
Amonix to Host US DOE Secretary Steven Chu
US Department of Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu will visit the new Amonix production faci...
Solar PV Window Developer Wins GE Ecomagination Innovation Award
Company’s Solar Window Technology Continues to Make Strides in the Market Pythagoras...
Boston offers residential solar rebates to help boost solar in the city
This week, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (D) unveiled Renew Boston’s Residential Solar ...
Oregon Sierra Club partners with RS Energy to offer discounts to homeowners
Recently, Oregon’s Sierra Club partnered with RS Energy to offers it members—a...
World's First Baseload Solar Farm Now Operating
One of the anti-solar arguments often used is solar farms can't produce electricity at nig...
CleanPath reinvigorates solar equity market with $800 million fund
CleanPath, LLC is among the vanguard of firms that are stepping up to reinvigorate the sol...
Bank of America Joins Private Sector Investment in Largest Distributed Solar Project
Four year investment in solar energy will create more than 10,000 jobs. Rooftop solar gene...
Fossil fuel town looks to the sun
When a new community solar array flipped the switch in Rifle, Colo., last week, crowds che...
TÜV Rheinland and Greensoft Technology Partner in Environmental Regulation Service
TÜV Rheinland has entered into an agreement with GreenSoft Technology, Inc. where the glo...
Proof of Concept Testing of Solar Turbine Receiver Completed
Southwest Solar Technologies Inc. announced today the successful on-sun testing and proof ...
GE, venture capital companies to invest $63 million in solar, green power start-ups
It's not only government entities trying to get in on the solar power and green energy mov...
Denver could be half-powered by solar energy, study suggests
A recent study says that if Denver was to use available rooftop space for solar power, 50 ...
SunPower using Facebook, sweepstakes to teach about solar energy
Yup, that’s the grand prize of SunPower’s new Solar Discovery Game, a $25,000 ...
BIOSAR Chooses Satcon for Utility-Scale Solar Projects
Satcon Technology Corporation, a leading provider of utility-scale power solutions for the...
Pythagoras Solar Wins GE ecomagination Innovation Award
Pythagoras Solar, provider of photovoltaic glass unit (PVGU) technology, a solar window th...
Department of Energy issues $1.4 billion partial guarantee for large rooftop solar power project
In what U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu calls an "unprecedented solar project," the U.S. ...
New Bosch PV Plant will Serve Asian Solar Market
The Bosch Group wants to further expand its photovoltaics business and is planning a new m...
New Merger will Create a Multi-State Solar Integration Powerhouse
Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSOL) and Earth Friendly Energy Group Holdings, LLC, d/b/a...
237 Mwatts of New Solar Announced for San Diego
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has announced that it has signed two new renewab...
Wall Street's Irrational, Dangerous Hatred of Solar Stocks
For most of 2011, the stocks of solar power companies of all kinds, from providers of raw...
Zytech Solar Obtains French Pass'Innovation Certification
Pass'Innovation is the certification for integrated PV systems in France, and Zytech Sola...
China Ritar Battery Maker Delists Itself from Nasdaq
China Ritar Power Corp., a manufacturer of lead acid batteries for solar, wind, telecommu...
AU Optronics Wins First ISO 50001 Certification for Facility
Following the publishing of ISO 50001 standard for energy management by International Org...
Boots on the Roof and Free Hot Water Announce Partnership
Solar Thermal manufacturer and distributor Free Hot Water announces a solar water heating...
Nanotechnology Keeps Lights On in Off-Grid Countries
At The Economist Conferences UK Energy Summit today, the CEO of Eight19, Simon Bransfield ...
Solar Training Coming to St. Louis
ONTILITY and Graybar Respond to Growing Demand in Missouri Nationally recognized solar tra...
Solar Power Break Through!
If you think you are seeing a slow down in Solar "Look Again!" Solar Flare Systems Inc. ...
Government Policies and the Economics of Solar
Economic policy throughout the world has changed the landscape and economics of solar ener...
Australia's Productivity Commission Pounded Over Solar Slagging
The Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), G...
Crunch Time For South Australia's Solar Feed In Tariff 
It's a tense time for South Australia's solar industry and supporters as the future of the...
EPA to Chair North America Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Joint partnership among U.S., Canada and Mexico to strengthen cooperation on health and en...
Largest Rooftop Project in U.S. History Will Almost Double the Amount of Installed Solar PV
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment to ...
SunMaxx Solar Flat Plates Successfully Installed at the Legendary Harvard Yard
SunMaxx Solar is proud to announce the successful installation of SunMaxx TitanPower Plus...
Global PV Market Shifts Due to European Solar Incentive Cuts
European government policy adjustments are causing major shifts in the sizes, growth rates...
Stanford Team Devises a Better Method for Making Hydrogen. Solar Thermal Water Splitting
The process of splitting water into pure oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen fuel has long b...
What is the Economic Cost of Severe Weather Changes?
Everything has its price, even the weather. New research indicates that routine weather ev...
Borrego Solar attracts financing for 9 MW of PPAs
Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. said June 21 that over the past 12 months it attracted more th...
Huge Distributed Solar Project Creates Jobs in 28 States
Rooftop solar generation takes a giant leap forward as a consortium of leading US companie...
Landmark Rooftop Solar Project to Create Thousands of Jobs in 28 States
Rooftop solar generation takes a giant leap forward as a consortium of leading US companie...
North Carolina report looks at state's clean energy industry
The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), on June 21, released the 2011 N...
Solar Merger: Real Goods To Snap Up Alteris
Real Goods Solar said Wednesday it has signed an agreement to buy Alteris Renewables, a d...
Satcon Second Largest Provider of Utility-Scale Inverters
Satcon Technology Corporation, a provider of utility-scale power conversion solutions for ...
Bosch Plans New Solar Manufacturing Site in Malaysia
The Bosch Group is further expanding its photovoltaics (PV) business and is planning to bu...
White House’s promise to install solar by summer remains unmet
Last fall, under pressure from 350.org’s Put Solar Back on the White House campaign,...
China bulks up solar power in southwest Beijing city
For the past five years, Baoding, China, a self-proclaimed "Clean Energy City," has been f...
SEPA: Growth in utility solar power coming from outside of California
Solar power may still primarily reside on the West Coast, but utility companies in states ...
Solar company announces $100 million in investments from banks
For solar power, this past week has been akin to something of a gold rush. After Google an...
Satcon Technology Continues to Expand in the Renewable Energy Market
Satcon Technology Corporation, a leading provider of utility-scale power conversion soluti...
Clean Power to the People! U.K. Seeks Revolution in Local Level Energy Generation.
The Coalition Government’s new Strategy to promote Microgeneration and decentralised ene...
Third Annual PV Exhibit in Guangzhou, China
The PV Guangzhou 2011 Exhibition will take place 11-13 August, 2011 at the China Import &...
U.S. Rail Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector on the Rise
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released average annual rail transportation rat...
New Energy Fund to Invest $800 Million in Large-Scale Solar PV Projects
CleanPath Launches Former MMA Renewable Ventures Founders Regroup to Capitalize 1,000 MW b...
Existing Homes with a Sustainability Certification Sell for 30% More
Earth Advantage Institute, a nonprofit green building resource, announced the results of i...
Buying and Selling Energy Efficiency Credits
Green Globe International, Inc. today announced an agreement with Village Green Global, In...
New Analysis Finds that Hispanics Face Disproportionate Health Threat from Coal Plant’s Toxic Mercury Pollution
Percentage of Hispanics who Consume Fish that they Catch, Lack of Bilingual Mercury Adviso...
Staying Competitive in a Dynamic Solar Marketplace
Anyone who visits this site regularly already knows that the solar marketplace is more co...
Top 5 Coolest Ways Companies are Integrating Renewable Energy into the Grid
Intermittent renewables at high penetrations will bring new challenges for the grid. But ...
Australia Making Waves in Solar
The Australian government has selected two of the four large-scale projects that are the ...
CleanPath to Fund Large-Scale PV in North America
CleanPath LLC announced the close of an equity and credit facility to invest in the develo...
Real Goods Solar and Alteris Renewables to Merge
Real Goods Solar, Inc. and Earth Friendly Energy Group Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Alteris Renew...
Intersolar NA 2011: PV Racking Shows New System
 PV Racking will show a revolutionary solar racking system in booth 5347 at Intersolar N...
Solar Powered Pretzel Factory
The largest ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar farm in Pennsylvania will generate app...
For Renewable Progress, We Need to Stop Fighting About Light Bulbs
Who would have thought that a debate about light bulbs could be such an eye opener? But t...
Largest Rooftop Solar Power Plant in North America Announced for Gloucester Marine Terminal
Gloucester Marine Terminal today announced that it is partnering with solar technology lea...
Toyota Manufacturing in France Installs Passive Solar Wall
Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) French production subsidiary – Toyota Motor M...
Government and Industry Publish Joint Low Carbon Construction
British Business Minister Mark Prisk today outlined how Government and the construction in...
Researchers create tool to put the lid on solar power fluctuations
How does the power output from solar panels fluctuate when the clouds roll in? And can res...
Energy Matters Video News - Episode 34 - June 22, 2011
In this episode, Virginia covers a report stating home solar power can be a better investm...
U.S. Researchers Formulate Solar Variability Law
Researchers from the University of San Diego have discovered a new "solar variability law"...
Solar Energy Poised To Trump Fossil Fuels On Cost
Solar energy is poised to challenge fossil fuels as the most economical form of power gene...
Mr. President, About Those Solar Panels You Promised..
Last October, U.S. President Barack Obama made a commitment to install solar panels and a ...
Rooftop Solar Power Now As Cheap As Large Scale PV Per Watt
Announcements relating to large scale solar power stations may grab the headlines, but whe...
Austin company raises $19 million to support foray into solar power
An Austin, Texas, based solar power company has raised an additional $19 million, or $46 m...
Samsung releases solar powered computer
With a large solar panel embedded on its lid, the Samsung NC215S netbook is the first comp...
Chimed Farms takes advantage of Ontario's feed-in tariff
Toronto-based Chimed Farms will soon be making money from its recently installed photovolt...
Solar Discovery Game and Sweepstakes
SunPower Corp. today launched the Solar Discovery Game, an online contest and sweepstakes ...
Sky Power Solutions' Residential Solar Generation System
Sky Power Solutions, a developer of lithium-powered batteries, announces that it has enter...
Largest REC Solar Installation to Date Announced
Today, Solar-Konzept began constructing one of the largest solar parks in Bavaria, Germany...
Alta Devices' new thin-film PV reaching 28.2 percent efficiency
Thanks to an ability to create additional photons within the device, Alta Devices’ t...
The World's First Solar-Powered Notebook Computer
Samsung Electronics announced the Samsung NC215S, the world's first solar-powered netbook ...
Renewable Energy Experts from Across the Globe to Gather in Halifax
On September 21-22, renewable energy experts from across the globe will gather in Halifax...
New Jersey solar plant expected to create more than 100 jobs
A new $23.7 million solar power facility in Monmouth County, New Jersey, is expected to cr...
You Save Green trains next gen of solar workers
Most of the people on David Magid’s You Save Green solar installation and energy aud...
In Solar World, a Tale of Two Policies
Just as Germany announced its intentions to maintain its current feed-in-tariffs rates to...
Applied Materials' Solar Survey Indicates Optimism in US
Applied Materials today announced the results of its third annual solar energy survey, whi...
Video: LABC Wants Solar for the City of Los Angeles; Recommends a FIT
The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) has made the adoption of solar energy a high prio...
Kohl’s Strategy for Net Zero Emissions Hits Target
Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) recently released the company’s first ann...
BioSolar Backsheet Receives Highest Bio Rating
BioSolar, Inc., developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from...
Australian Government Backs 250MW Solar Flagship Project
The Australian Government has selected the AREVA Solar, CS Energy and Wind Prospect CWP co...
Solar Cells Made with Bio-based Materials
BioSolar, Inc. /quotes/zigman/455010 BSRC -7.69% , developer of a breakthrough technology ...
City of São Paulo Demonstrates the Benefits of a Smarter Grid
GE Smart Meters Help GE Energy, Trilliant and AES Eletropaulo Collaborate on Research and ...
Concerns from the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety
Deputy Secretary Poneman Discusses Nuclear Safety at the IAEA Washington, D.C. – U.S...
Examining the Emerging Markets in the Concentrated Solar Power Industry
The CSP Today latest report CSP Markets Report: New Edition (2011-2012), offers the opport...
Thin Film Laser Scribing for PV Manufacturing: Part 2
This two-part series describes the current generation of laser-based thin film patterning ...
Examining the emerging markets in the CSP industry
The CSP Today latest report CSP Markets Report: New Edition (2011-2012), offers the oppor...
Solar To Achieve Grid Parity In 100 Countries By 2020
Solar panel manufacturer Applied Materials is marking the northern hemisphere’s summer so...
Natural Gas Supplier Headquarters Awarded LEED Platinum
IGS Energy, one of the largest residential retail natural gas suppliers in the United Stat...
SolarBridge Technologies Secures $19 Million in Series C Funding
SolarBridge Technologies (SolarBridge), the leading developer of module-integrated microin...
NSW Solar Summit 2 Announced
New South Wales Minister for Resources and Energy, Chris Hartcher has announced the NSW So...
Conergy Greece: Second megawatt solar park deal closed within two weeks
• 2 megawatt strong solar power plant with 8,856 Conergy PowerPlus premium modules •...
Solar Flagships Round 1 - Winners and Losers
Australia's Federal Government recently announced funding amounting to over three quarters...
Solar Thermal/Gas Hybrid Power Project will be Largest Plant of its Kind in the World
The Australian Government has selected the AREVA Solar, CS Energy and Wind Prospect CWP co...
Dye Sensitized Solar Technology Company Partners with Giant Steel Company
Dyesol (OTCBB: DYSOY), a global supplier of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) technology, an...
Highlights of the New Global Energy Efficiency Standard
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today recognized the publication of ISO 50001, a new g...
Who is Supposed to Protect Americans from Coal Industry Pollution?
Statement from Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign Washin...
MOTECH IM156 B3 honored by PIDA
MOTECH Industries, Inc. and their IM156 3B solar cell is the recipient for the 2011 Outst...
MOTECH introduces the future of MOTECH products at Intersolar
MOTECH's examples of upcoming cell and module products will be displayed at Intersolar Eu...
PVMate Solar Inverters from MOTECH Confirmation of Compatibility certified by First Solar
MOTECH Industries, Inc announced that the MOTECH PV inverter lines have been certified fo...
MOTECH Brings More Power per Module
MOTECH is pleased to announces the introduction of their IM60 with power output of 240W....
Helios Solar Works Receives Award For Hiring Of American Veterans
A quality product is derived from quality workmanship. When Helios Solar Works opened the...
Spire to Provide PV Module Line to REIL in Jaipur, India
Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR), a global solar company providing turn-key production li...
El Salvador to Pour $500 Million into Renewables
El Salvador's Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa (CEL) is to invest roughly ...
Etrion, Phoenix Solar to Build 2.6MW Solar Power Plant in Italy
Etrion Corporation, an independent solar power producer, and Phoenix Solar AG, a photovolt...
SDG&E, on its way to meeting California’s RPS, signs 237 more MW of solar
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), on Ju...
Japan's Chiyoda and Italy's Archimede to Develop CSP Solar Plants
Chiyoda Corporation, an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm in Japan, tod...
SolarBridge Secures $19 Million in Series C Funding
SolarBridge Technologies, a developer of module-integrated microinverters for the solar in...
Energy Department invests to lessen cost in solar panel production
The U.S. Department of Energy will continue its quest to bring more solar energy into the ...
Price of solar panels could fall by 50 cents by 2013
If the current rate of decline in the price of solar panels continues, the form of renewab...
Work begins on world's largest solar plant, will provide power within two years
Construction workers recently broke ground on 1,000-megwatt solar power plant project, wit...
Largest Indian Solar PV Module Maker Partners to Distribute in the U.S.
Partners sign a distribution agreement for solar photovoltaic modules in the USA Moser Bae...
Nation’s largest community solar garden opens in Rifle, CO
The new 5-acre, 858-kilowatt Garfield Community Airport Solar Array that opened for busine...
Utilities outside California are adding more solar, SEPA finds
Other than the fact that the Solar Electric Power Association’s top 10 U.S. utilitie...
A million homes, a world of possibilities
The growth of the renewable energy industry is often measured by capacity. How much pow...
Opel Solar Asia Continues HCPV Growth for Utilities in China
Opel Solar International Inc., a supplier of high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar ...
Phase One Funding Secured for the India National Solar Mission for 1000 MW
Payment Security Mechanism for Grid Connected Solar Power Projects under Phase 1 of JNNSM....
Solaire Generation Unveils Premium Solar Carport Structure at GE Campus
Solaire Generation unveiled its patent pending Premium F2 Solar Carport Structure at a GE...
Trina Solar Announces Workmanship and Performance Warranties
Trina Solar Limited, an integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from i...
Roof Mounted Solar in Peru
Zytech announced the first grid-connected roof mounted solar installation in Peru. Read m...
Argentina’s Eco Industry Conference
Argentina is a land with much solar potential, according to Carlos St. James, President of...
Solar Thermal Research Facility Opens in Australia
A new solar thermal research facility in Newcastle, Australia, was officially opened by Pr...
Race for Parity. The Cost of Concentrated Solar Versus Photovoltaic
Solar Trust of America announced in May its decision to form a joint venture with leading ...
Large-Scale Solar Plant Announced in Australia
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) announced with its consortium partners BP Solar and Pac...
CSP-PV pricing… The ongoing price war
The ongoing PV vs CSP competition is studied in depth at the upcoming CSP TODAY USA 2011 ...
Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy Program Gets a New Administrator
The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) today announced it has been awarded a four-year contract ...
How has the Financial Crisis Affected the European Solar Thermal Power Industry?
At Intersolar 2011, the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) released the la...
Rooftop Solar Power A Better Investment Than Shares
An independent think tank believes Australian retirees investing in solar power will find ...
SunPower Solar Panel Awarded Guinness World Record
SunPower Corporation has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the most efficient sol...
Australia’s Largest Solar Thermal Research Hub Opens for Business
Australia will be at the forefront of global solar thermal research with the launch of a n...
International Atomic Energy Agency Returns from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Site
IAEA Fact-Finding Team Completes Visit to Japan A team of international nuclear safety exp...
New Sr. Vice President will Continue AREVA Solar’s Solar Thermal Product Offerings
AREVA Solar today announced the promotion of Milton Venetos as the company’s new Sr. Vic...
One of the Top Utilities for Green Solar Power. JCP&L
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) electric utility op...
U.S. Concentrated Solar Power Industry Receives its Biggest Boost Yet by DOE
2011 will go down In the CSP history books as an excellent year. Following announcements f...
Solar Trust breaks ground on world's biggest solar power plant
Today (June 17) marked the ground-breaking of the world’s largest solar power plant ...
California solar power company looks to invest $752 million in Ohio solar plant
The U.S. Department of Energy announced yesterday it will offer a loan guarantee to Caliso...
City University of New York creates rooftop map for potential solar panel sites
Two-thirds of the rooftops in New York City could be used to generate solar power, accordi...
GE, Gehrlicher Solar partner to develop 1 MW community solar park
General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) splash in the renewables market is looking more and mo...
Britain Raises Biogas Tariffs & Revises Solar PV Tariffs
Britain's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has issued new tariffs for solar...
SunPower stock nosedives after Total offer tendered
Two days after French oil giant Total’s $1.3 billion tender offer to buy a 60 percen...
Liquid Robotics’ solar-powered Wave Gliders scour the ocean
Liquid Robotics recently attracted $22 million in financing from VantagePoint Capital Part...
Solar installations to double this year; global share may grow to 9 percent
In new research released today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Res...
Intersolar NA 2011: Renusol America Debuts Mounting Systems
Renusol America, the recently launched US subsidiary of Renusol GmbH, a Germany-based prov...
DOE Loan to Help Fund Two Plants
An expected solar energy boom in the United States and the continued quest to achieve gri...
1366 Technologies Offered Loan Guarantee by US DOE
1366 Technologies today announced that the US Department of Energy (DOE) has offered a co...
Jinko Solar Launches R&D Center
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. announced the launch of a new research and development cente...
Ten Clean Energy Stocks I'd Buy Now
Two years ago I had a problem. In the universe of clean energy stocks I watch, I could n...
Solar Cell Makers, Consider Another (Potentially) Renewable Resource: Water
PV manufacturing typically consumes large quantities of water. With solar cell manufactur...
Green Jobs Are Real: German and American Solar Industry Both Employ More People Than U.S. Steel Production
With roughly 93,500 direct and indirect jobs, the American solar industry now employs abo...
Siemens Acquires Stake in the US-Based Solar Company Semprius
Siemens has acquired approximately 16% in US pioneering solar company Semprius, a company ...
US Concentrated Solar Power Industry receives its biggest boost yet by American DoE
2011 will go down In the CSP history books as an excellent year. Following announcements ...
Project to Create Significant Solar Manufacturing Efficiencies and is Expected to Generate Over 2,000 Jobs
DOE Offers Support for Innovative Manufacturing Plant That Will Produce High Quality Solar...
Siemens Invests in Developer of High Concentrating Photovoltaic (HCPV) Modules
Siemens has acquired a minority share (approximately 16 percent) in U.S. pioneering solar ...
Climate Institute : Stop Scapegoating Renewable Energy
Australia's Climate Institute is calling for an end to protection for big polluters under ...
Australia Clean Energy. Queenslanders Continue to Embrace Solar Hot Water Technology
More than 17,800 Queenslanders have received Bligh Government solar hot water rebates sinc...
Zero Money Down Leasing for Your Home Solar Power System
Solar Topps this week announced a new zero-money-down solar leasing program for residentia...
North Dakota State University Initiates Major Energy Reduction Project
NDSU is set to begin a major energy-reduction project that will produce significant utilit...
Tucson Energy Expands Green Energy Offerings with Solar
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) ranked sixth in the nation last year for per-capita additions ...
DOE Webcast Friday: U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Program Members Discuss Clean Energy Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy and the Brookhaven National Laboratory have partnered with ...
2011 U.S. solar installations to double to 1.8 GW, SEIA, GTM Research report
Today (June 16) the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research said they ...
Italy Says No To Nuclear Power - Again
A recent referendum in Italy has resulted in a resounding vote against nuclear energy, wit...
U.S. Solar PV Installations Up 66% In Q1
In the first quarter of 2011, photovoltaic (PV) solar installations in the USA jumped by 6...
Solaire Generation's Solar Carport Powers GE's EV Charging Stations
Solaire Generation unveiled its patent-pending Premium F2 Solar Carport Structure at a GE ...
Belectric introduces modular 2.0 MegaWattBlock PV system
Belectric introduced a new, 2 megawatt utility-scale modular photovoltaic system last week...
Big Al Brewing puts the sun in its suds
Imbibers of Seattle-based Big Al Brewing’s ales will soon thank the sun, not only fo...
Solectria Chosen to Power the Sonoma Valley Unified School District
Lawrence, MA – June 16, 2011 – Solectria Renewables, LLC, the leading U.S. PV inverte...
Atlantic Wind & Solar Receives More Ontario FIT Contract Awards, Strengthens Team - Expands U.S. Drive Solar Program
Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc. (OTC:AWSL) is pleased to report they have received notice by ...
Microinverter Maker Enphase Energy Plans for an IPO
Enphase Energy has embarked on a road to the public market. The microinverter developer f...
Canadian Solar announces sponsorship of New York Yankees
Canadian Solar, an Ontario-based firm, announced today it will sponsor the New York Yankee...
DuPont Production Facility Receives LEED Certification
DuPont, through its wholly owned subsidiary DuPont Apollo, today announced that its Shenzh...
Concerteo, inAccess Partner to Bring inSolar to France
Concerteo, a software publisher that provides decision-making solutions to the utility ind...
Department of Energy offers $359.1 million loan for Arizona solar panels
The United States Department of Energy has been on a roll this month. After donating milli...
California, New Jersey named top two solar power states
With many states now encouraging municipalities to find ways to use solar power, solar ins...
Southwestern lllinois county installs new rooftop solar panels
In what may be the first solar power project of its kind in western Illinois, the Schuyler...
Oklahoma tribe to start using solar power
A southwestern Oklahoma Native American tribe revealed this week that they would start usi...
India to produce 700 megawatts of solar power this year
With ambitions to boost green power to 20 gigawatts by 2020, India is well on their way. A...
MultiCrystallizer: New System Development for the Solar Industry
PVA TePla AG, Wettenberg, a manufacturer of silicon crystallization systems as well as vac...
Italy: Nuclear? Non Grazie! Berlusconi: Now It's Renewables
Italians have decisively said "no thanks" to nuclear for a second time in a nationwide re...
Solar Industry One of Strongest Sectors in US
The US solar energy industry continued to be one of the fastest growing economic sectors i...
Centrosolar Modules to Power Children's Village in Kenya
German solar manufacturer, Centrosolar, delivered over 300 photovoltaic modules to build ...
Large-scale Solar: How Big Is Too Big?
Huge solar farms are an increasingly hot topic nowadays. Companies like Brightsource, Abe...
Soitec, Schneider Electric Partner on CPV in Morocco
Soitec, a manufacturer of semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industri...
The international engineering firm Cobra Group joins CSP Today USA 2011
Cobra Group are one of the most experienced EPC contractors who have paved the way for d...
Trends and Bull Riding
At Intersolar Europe the range of products, services,  issues and entertainment was a...
Silver LEED Green Building Certification for New Frito-Lay Plant in Arizona
  PepsiCo Announces Its First LEED® Certified Manufacturing Facility In Europe, Bringing...
Experts Forecast a Bright Future for Solar PV
Within the next 10 years, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have the potential to be the mos...
International PV experts gather in Berlin on June 28 -29
What is the future for large scale solar plants in Europe? There's been a lot of apprehen...
Standards Critical in Solar Energy Power Protection
With increasing concern for the environment and reducing dependence on fossil fuels, more ...
Energy Matters Video News - Episode 33 - June 16, 2011
In this episode, Virginia covers forecast electricity price rises in Australia, Australian...
Saving One Terawatt Hour of Energy by 2012
Company projects that it will take 100,000 homes “off the grid” permanently by 2012 Op...
6-Megawatt Air Force Academy Solar Power Plant Completed
Colorado Springs Utilities (Springs Utilities) and SunPower Corp.today announced the compl...
New Lithium-Ion Distributed Energy Storage System
Ener1, Inc. and the Russian Federal Grid Company today announced they will display a fully...
Solar Power's Carbon Abatement Cost Exaggerated
The Australian Productivity Commission's recent report questioning the value and benefit o...
Virginia wants to become “energy capital of the east”
Virginia state Governor Bob McDonnell has said in the past that he wants to make Virginia ...
Australians Believe Government Failing In Renewables Support
According to a report prepared for the Multi-Party Committee on Climate Change (MPCCC) by ...
Colorado sprouts the largest community-owned solar power array
A solar field containing 3,575 solar panels expected to produce 1,500 megawatt-hours each ...
Arizona city loosens solar panel restrictions
After what many saw as previous restrictive rules on home solar units, Chandler, Arizonas ...
Bangladesh has 1 million homes using solar power
After having 7,000 houses using solar panels just nine years ago in 2009, Bangladesh has i...
In the race between Ivanpah and the tortoise, solar has the leg up
Construction on Phase 2 and Phase 3 of BrightSource Energy, Inc.’s 392-megawatt Ivan...
IKEA Installs 7,980-Panel Rooftop Installation
IKEA is known for its showrooms. But now, the home furnishing giant hopes it will also be...
Oil company buys majority stake in solar power company for $1.3 billion
Total, one of the biggest oil and gas groups in the world, announced today that it has pur...
Japan businessman looks to build solar power farms
After radiation spread across about 230 square miles in northeastern Japan after a March e...
Looking back on Solar and You 2011: a huge success for professionals to learn about the green economy and enter into green jobs.
The solar professional development event of the year, ASES Solar and You! Training has be...
Pentagon looks to cut energy cost, use solar power in battle
With more than $15 billion spent on fuel last year, the United States Defense Department i...
Colorado Springs’ Air Force Academy completes solar power system
U.S. airmen are one step closer to going off the grid. The Air Force Academy in Colorado S...
Solar PV Poised for Cost Parity with Fossil Fuels
Within the next 10 years, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have the potential to be the mos...
Total and SunPower Partner in Solar Energy
Total Gas & Power based in Paris, France and SunPower Corp. based in San Jose, California ...
Old Glory shines brighter thanks to solar
It was Flag Day yesterday (June 14), and the folks over at Fort McHenry in Baltimore were ...
Utilities Developing More Solar Projects
Often slow to adapt to change, utilities, by most measures, are traditional companies tha...
Italy Says Goodbye to Nuclear, Hello to Renewables
Yesterday, fallout from the March 2011 Fukushima, Japan nuclear plant leak reached into It...
World's Solar Experts Convene in Seattle for 37th IEEE PVSC
The Organising Committee of the 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), the...
Colorado bills look to back rental solar panels
With the fees for a complete solar system running about $20,000, many in Colorado have tak...
SCE testing smart grid components to add in local solar
More and more distributed generation is entering the electrical grid, which is largely bas...
Solar power may become cheapest energy source in 10 years
Although fossil fuels are currently the cheapest form of energy, the Institute of Electric...
Business rolls out solar panel kit for beginners
A Scottsdale, Arizona based company recently introduced an all-inclusive solar panel kit d...
REC Solar Expanding in East Coast Markets
REC Solar, a leading solar electric provider in the United States, today announced the co...
The Dawning of PV 2.0
It has been another record year for the Intersolar Europe: Some 77,000 visitors from 156 n...
GE Smart Meters in São Paulo
GE, Trilliant and AES Eletropaulo are collaborating in a smart grid research and developme...
Waste Heat into Electricity
Engineers at Oregon State University have completed a prototype system that can that can c...
$2 Billion In Conditional Loans For 2 U.S. Solar Farms
The United States’ Department of Energy (DOE) will look to double the installed capacity ...
Google Pours A Quarter Billion Into Residential Rooftop Solar Power
Google has announced the creation of a USD$280 million fund to finance residential solar p...
U.S. Government Invests $2 Billion in Two Large Concentrated Solar Power Plants
Projects Will Create Nearly 1,800 Jobs, Expand CSP Deployment, and Drive Down Cost of Sola...
Uranium Enrichment Plant Proposed for Idaho
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will conduct an ev...
Google Partners with SolarCity to Create $280 Million Fund for Residential Solar Projects
Collaboration will enable thousands of new solar installations and create a new clean ener...
Concentrated Solar Power Parabolic Trough Innovations You Can Take to the Bank
In today’s aggressive solar market, CSP parabolic trough innovations that increase parab...
U.S. Department of Energy offers $2 billion in loans to two solar power plants
In an effort to double the countrys concentration of solar power, the United States Depart...
Australian Electricity Prices Expected To Rise 30% By 2013
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) estimates residential electricity prices ar...
Utility rankings show solar power doubled in 2010
In its latest report, Solar Electric Power Association showed that utilities integrated wi...
SEPA Utility Solar Rankings Report Shows Utilities Grew 100% in 2010
Consisting of America's electric utilities and solar companies, Solar Electric Power Assoc...
Google gets gaga over solar—again
Today (June 14), Google Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: GOOG) and SolarCity announced that Google investe...
Advanced Energy Announces Stainless Steel Solar Inverters
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (AE) today introduced its stainless steel PV Powered comm...
Intersolar 2011: Fronius Energy Cell will Store Solar Energy as Hydrogen
To ensure a year-round with photovoltaic autonomous energy supply, the Austrian-based comp...
Joint Research Yields Largest Dye-Sensitised Solar Module to Date
Dyesol, a global supplier of dye-sensitised solar cell (DSC) technology, announced that it...
Dr. John A. Rogers Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
Proving that technological entrepreneurship can have a groundbreaking impact when inventiv...
Google invests $280 million in partnership with SolarCity
When Google throws its considerable influence into a new arena, people tend to notice. Wh...
Southern California Edison re-engineers grid for more solar power
With Californias Solar Energy Initiative well under way, Southern California Edison is mak...
SMA Solar Technology AG Solidifies Position as Technology Leader with Acquisition of dtw Sp.z o.o.
SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA/FWB: S92) signed a purchase agreement to acquire dtw Sp.z o....
Portuguese Renewables Unshaken by EU Bailout
Portugal's renewables power industry got a scare last month when the IMF advised the gove...
IEEE Talks Smart Grid on NPR
IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, cont...
Google, SolarCity to invest $280 million in residential solar power
In an effort to bring more rooftop solar panels to homes across the country, Google and So...
Ex-Im bank supports largest Solyndra project to date
Export-Import Bank of the United States last Friday (June 11) supported the development of...
CSP Parabolic trough innovations you can take to the bank
In today's aggressive solar market, CSP parabolic trough innovations that increase parabo...
ADVANCED ENERGY® ANNOUNCES STAINLESS STEEL PV INVERTERS FOR CORROSIVE MARINE APPLICATIONS
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS), today introduced its stainless steel PV ...
GE and Gehrlicher Solar to Build Solar Parks Together
GE and Gehrlicher Solar today announced that the two companies have begun construction on ...
Case Study: Solar Thermal Dining at California University
Santa Clara University (SCU), located 50 miles south of San Francisco in California...
GE and Gehrlicher Solar team to build solar parks across the world
A new solar power plant to be built in Aschheim, Germany, will be the first of many collab...
Solar developer Agile Energy gets $24 million to pursue projects
Agile Energy, Inc., a developer of utility-scale solar projects, announced on June 9 that ...
Canadian Solar Sponsors NY Yankees Baseball Team
Canadian Solar Inc. has become an official sponsor of the New York Yankees baseball team....
Intersolar NA 2011: ECM to Exhibit Stringer Attach Adhesives
  Engineered Conductive Materials, LLC (ECM), a supplier of conductive interconnect mater...
HelioSage and MTC Logistics Power Baltimore Facility With Solar
MTC Logistics, Inc., the oldest and largest temperature controlled logistics company in t...
Intersolar Europe 2011: Prosol Sun Battery on the Market
Over a test period of 10 months, the “Sonnenbatterie” (sun battery) PV system from Ger...
Intersolar Europe 2011: BP Solar Garners Award for InnerCool Module
Lots of sun guarantees a high production yield of photovoltaic energy. Read more... ...
CA Town Intent on Becoming Renewables Capital
The City of Lancaster is a thriving community of more than 156,000 located in northern Lo...
GT Solar Completes Expansion of its Sapphire Manufacturing Facility
GT Solar International, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art sapp...
Solar Plane Takes Flight with First International Trip
The speed -- 50 kilometers per hour -- may not have been impressive, but the amount of em...
Australian Greens Announce Solar Roundtable Conference
Australia has lost its best and brightest solar prospects to flourishing markets in German...
Global Military To Spend Billions On Renewable Energy
According to new research into defence spending on renewable energy technology around the ...
Australian National Photovoltaics Status Report
A recent report published by the Australian PV Association (APVA), prepared for the Intern...
The Largest Net Metered Private Solar Project in the West
The McGraw-Hill Companies  and NJR Clean Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of New Jersey Reso...
Now Available. U.S.-Made Residential and Light Commercial Solar Power Kits
MyGen U.S.-Made Solar Energy Kits by KYOCERA Offer Expanded Domestically Produced Content ...
New Web-based Green Building Application Released
ARCHIBUS V.19.3 introduces the new Web-based Green Building application as well as expands...
Breaking Ground on World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Facility
Solar Trust of America (STA) will break ground on its signature energy project, the Blythe...
New Partnership to Focus on Energy Performance Announced
As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to improve commercial building efficie...
Colorado Governor Hickenlooper limits solar permitting fees
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law on Friday that will significant...
NSW Government Guarantees Solar Power Net Metering
The Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES) has confirmed the NSW Government will allow al...
Solar power stock rises across the world
After the catastrophe at Japans Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, many across the wo...
McGraw-Hill plans record-setting New Jersey solar site
The largest privately-owned, net-metered solar project in the country is coming to New Jer...
German Solar Matures
Last week it seemed that the entire solar industry descended on Munich, Germany for Inters...
Air Force Academy welcomes new solar panels
With a goal of becoming 100 percent energy-efficient at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colo...
Plextronics, Solarmer Energy, Konarka and more headline IntertechPira's 5th Annual Organic Photovoltaics conference
The organizations with the potential to realize the commercial potential of organic photo...
PCIM Asia 2011: Vishay to Highlight Solar, Green Energy Devices
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced that its latest industry-leading capacitors, ...
SunPower gets the Guinness World Record for PV efficiency
It may not be the most scientifically prestigious award, but the SunPower Corp.’s (N...
Is the Solar Installation Industry Ripe for Consolidation?
I recently took a look at Principal Solar (PSWW.PK), a reverse-merger solar developer rol...
Mage Solar Announces Commercial Project Financing
Mage Solar USA, part of the globally operating Mage Group, today announced that after laun...
Kyocera MyGen US-Made Solar Energy Kits Now Available
Kyocera Solar, Inc. today announced that MyGen US-Made Kits—domestically produced, all-i...
Intersolar NA 2011: CyboEnergy Shows Mini-Inverter
CyboEnergy, a subsidiary of CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group Inc., (Rancho Cordova, Cal...
Largest solar energy plant in Western Hemisphere to be built in New Jersey
With the Monday morning announcement of a new solar energy plant, New Jersey may become a ...
UK Government Cuts FiT for Large Solar Projects
The UK government announced new tariffs for large scale solar after a fast track review lo...
Enphase introduces most efficient microinverter
Earlier this week, Enphase Energy introduced the world’s most efficient microinverte...
GT Solar Providing 13-inch Sapphire Blanks to US Defense Program
GT Solar International, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, GT Crystal Systems LLC, has s...
Electrical Test Kit for Solar Installers
The new Seaward Solar Installation PV100 is the first dedicated multi-function electrical ...
UK CPV Systems Supplier, Circadian Solar Preps for Production
Circadian Solar, a concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems supplier, has taken on additio...
Is the World Bank Fueling Climate Chaos?
A new report released today by Friends of the Earth International during the UN climate ta...
Cheaper Batteries for the Grid Based on Sodium Ions
Researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) a...
How Safe is the TransCanada Toxic Tar Sands Pipeline?
Washington, D.C. – This month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its of...
Rebates Offered for Solar-Powered Upgrades Florida Homes and Businesses
JUNO BEACH, Fla. – Florida Power & Light Company customers who are interested in ins...
Groundbreaking Solar Legislation in Colorado
Costs to install solar technology are set to decrease in Colorado under new legislation si...
Office Of Fair Trading Warns Of Solar Power Scams
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning Queenslanders about dealing with a solar compa...
Industry Led National Solar Summit Announced
The Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (S...
The World’s First 20 MW Flywheel Energy Storage Plant Completed
Stephentown Facility Now Operating at 18 MW as it Nears Final Capacity TYNGSBORO, Mass., ...
China Embraces Solar Thermal Power Investments
Solar thermal power generation is becoming a popular area for investment in the energy sec...
U.S. government energy subsidies by type of electricity produced
I made this chart this afternoon after being frustrated arguing with some coal wonks abou...
Solar power is exploding, getting cheaper
You might be asking yourself what the above image has to do with solar power at all. Pret...
Record-Breaking German Solar Demand Fuels Green Job Growth
Germany’s solar photovoltaic (PV) industry now employs more workers than steel produ...
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Participates at Intersolar Europe 2011 in Munich, Germany
UL Expands Safety and Performance Certification Capacity in Europe With new Inverter Testi...
Vattenfall Respects German Decision on Nuclear Power and Expects Compensation
Press release from Vattenfall regarding Germany’s plan to abandon nuclear. Following...
German Nuclear Exit to Boost Renewables, Energy Grid Investments
Berlin / Seattle – Germany’s government last week confirmed a complete nuclear...
What Would You do to Save Us from Another Offshore Oil Disaster?
Eighteen Greenpeace activists have scaled a controversial Arctic oil rig 180km off the Gre...
Solar plane to make second flight in Europe
There are many uses for solar power, as from heating water to warming one's home, this gre...
Moser Baer Technologies Wins $2.9 Million DOE Award
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Moser Baer Technologies, Inc. (MBT) as the...
Coca-Cola India uses solar power to sell sodas in rural markets
Let’s say you’re walking down a rural street in India, stewing in the hot summ...
Intersolar Europe 2011: Q-Cells SE Receives VDE Certificate
Q-Cells SE was officially awarded the Association for Electrical, Electronic and Informati...
Oregon solar concert event to grow in second year
Ecopalooza organizers expect the solar-powered music and wine festival to draw more than 6...
Saudi Arabia to Become the Saudi Arabia of Solar Electricity
A couple days ago Bloomberg reported the following: "Saudi Arabia plans to generate solar...
Intersolar Europe 2011: Ontario Clean Technology Alliance to Attract Investment
Executives from the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance attended Intersolar Europe 2011 in M...
SunReports creates solar monitoring Facebook app
SunReports, which offers monitoring of photovoltaics and solar hot water systems, recently...
Ontario Clean Technology Alliance Attracts Trade and Investment to Ontario
Executives from the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance attended Intersolar Europe 2011 in M...
SunPower execs stay shining in face of cloudy second quarter
While SunPower Corporation increased its second quarter revenue outlook from $500 to $550 ...
California's SB X 1-2 Law Walks Renewable Energy Tightrope
This law, called the California Renewable Energy Resources Act, obligates all California ...
Supercomputing Accelerates China’s Solar Energy Research
Chinese researchers have run the world’s highest performing molecular simulation to ...
MIT’s ‘Artificial Leaf’ for Solar Water Splitting Moves Forward
An important step toward realizing an inexpensive and simple “artificial leaf” for har...
SolarEdge Scores over 15MW of PV Power Optimizer System Orders for the German Market during Intersolar Europe
The demand for SolarEdge PV power optimizers in Germany soars with over 15MW of orders pl...
Europe's First Green Train Powered By Solar Tunnel
Passengers travelling via high-speed rail between Paris and Amsterdam will ride Europe’s ...
New Multi-Tier Design Solar Panels for Clean Energy Production
Cal-Bay International, Inc. today announced the company is testing a newly designed multi-...
eSolar will Provide Integrated Solar Thermal Tower Technology With GE’s New Flex Efficiency Technology
GE’s  breakthrough FlexEfficiency* technology has been selected for an innovative new p...
Bosch Solar Thermal Products Now Distributed by Eden Energy
  Eden Energy Equipment is pleased to announce that they are now a stocking distributor o...
New superstrate material enables flexible, lightweight and efficient thin film solar modules
DuPont's Kapton colorless polyimide film, a new material currently in development for use ...
Enphase Energy Launches 215-Series Microinverter with 25-Year Limited Warranty
Enphase Energy today launched its most efficient and powerful technology to date, the 215...
Energy Efficiency Webinars Offered by U.S. Dept of Energy
DOE Technical Assistance Program June Webinar Schedule State, city, county, and tribal ene...
Proposal to Phase Out Dirty U.S. Coal Plants
Sierra Club Statement Washington, DC – Responding to a court order, one of the country&#...
Connecticut House of Representatives approves expansive energy legislation
An energy bill in Connecticut that will lead to the establishment of a new Department of E...
Student Invents $20 Solar Tracking System
A 19 year old Princeton University student has won the Scotiabank EcoLiving Student Leader...
With 4 gigawatts of PV produced, First Solar is a big dog in solar
In under a decade, First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) has produced more than 4 gigawatts of ...
Solar & More store offers new approach to going solar
Normally, when homeowners and small businesses choose to go solar, they have to contact in...
Solar Patents Shine in 2010-Shine on Solar edition of CEPGI
The Cleantech Group at Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. today published the Shine-O...
Chemistry with sunlight
Researchers can make the oxidation reactions used in the synthesis of organic molecules cl...
AllEarth Renewables combines solar and love for wind
David Blittersdorf has always been deeply interested in renewable energy. He was determine...
Vibrant Solar Show Despite Low Radiation
Luckily, the Intersolar Europe takes place in June. Not because sunshine is guaranteed in ...
US Marines in Afghanistan to Get Portable Solar Hybrid Airfield Lighting System
Carmanah Technologies Corporation announces that ADB Airfield Solutions and Carmanah have ...
Ready for a solar-powered laptop? We are
Tired of charging your laptop everyday; tired of breaking chargers, or tired of running ou...
Teal Electronics Launches Configurable Combiner Box
Teal Electronics, a San Diego, California-based subsidiary of SL Industries, Inc., introdu...
Money That Dare Not Speak Its Name
The citizens and politicians of British Columbia are currently having an astonishing deba...
Module Level Management Emerges from the Shadows
A major market development of module optimisation technologies in recent years has brough...
Largest US Thermal Power Project Financing for 2011 Secured
  DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIF.-Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. (CPV), GE Energy Financial ...
Solar & More, a Store for Green Energy Solar Systems, Opens First Retail Store
Solar & More, a retail learning showroom featuring clean energy systems such as solar ...
Gold Leed Certification for Westchester Community College
NEW YORK. The Westchester Community College (WCC) Gateway Center, which officially opened ...
Vibratn Solar Show Despite Low Radiation
Luckily, the Intersolar Europe takes place in June. Not because sunshine is guaranteed in ...
Net Zero Energy. The Future of Energy Efficient Home Building
First Affordable Net Zero Home Built by Oakwood Homes in conjunction with University of De...
New German Manufacturing Lines Are Producing Solar Modules Ahead of Schedule
First Solar, Inc.  today announced that it has manufactured 4 gigawatts (GW) of thin-film...
Hershey’s gets kisses from the sun
If you’ve ever been to Hershey’s Park in Pennsylvania, the trams that take you...
Germany's 100,000 Strong Solar PV Workforce
Germany's solar photovoltaic (PV) industry now employs more workers than the steel product...
South Australia Solar Feed In Tariff Debate Continues
The Australian Greens have developed an alternative proposal to the South Australian Gover...
Belectric, Smart Energy partner for utility-scale solar projects
While the U.S. southwest, parts of China and elsewhere in the world are riddled with gigan...
Standard Solar's Social Media Hub Gateway to Social Media Sites
Standard Solar, Inc., a full-service developer, installer and financier of solar electric ...
One-click solar siting process closer to reality
Understanding how all the geologic, weather and local aspects will affect a system is, at ...
QSolar Opens New Manufacturing Facilities in Shanghai
QSolar Limited today announced today that it has commenced its own manufacturing and resea...
SunPower Launches 20% Efficient Solar Panels
SunPower Corp. today launched the SunPower E20 series of solar panels, which have achieved...
Standard Solar Harnesses Power of Social Networks with Social Media Hub
Standard Solar, Inc., a leader in the full-service development, installation and financin...
ADVANCED ENERGY ANNOUNCES UTILITY-SCALE PV INVERTER WITH 99% EFFICIENCY AT INTERSOLAR EUROPE
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS), today unveiled its focus for the upcomin...
AEG Power Solutions Launches its New Three-phase String Inverters, Enhancing its High Efficiency Solar Range
Specialist in energy technology and power electronics, AEG Power Solutions presents its n...
Etrion Engages ABB to Finish 10MW Solar Project in Italy
Etrion Corporation, an independent solar power producer, today announced an agreement with...
First Solar PV Modules Receive MCS Certification
First Solar, Inc. today announced that its thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) modules have ...
OPEL Solar International Files Outstanding Quarter 1, 2011 Financials
OPEL Solar International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OPL) ("OPEL" or "the Company"), a leading glob...
"We Can Do It" Says German Environment Agency on Nuclear Phase Out
The Conservative German government has issued a 14-page document outlining how Germany ca...
Intersolar Europe 2011: Saint-Gobain SolarBond InFrame One of Top Nominees for Intersolar Award
Saint-Gobain Solar's SolarBond InFrame, a new foamable, framing material for sealing photo...
Intersolar Europe 2011: Renovatio Solar Exhibits its PV Project Development Know-How
Located in Romania, Renovatio Solar offers a one-stop shop to its clients, covering a...
National's SolarMagic Chipset and Firmware Detect Hazardous Arc Faults in PV Systems
National Semiconductor Corp. today introduced the SolarMagic arc detection reference desig...
Big Coal Threatens American History!
Right now, mountaintop-removal mining is threatening one of America’s most historic ...
One of the Largest Rooftop Solar Installations in North America
Satcon Technology Corporation, a leading provider of utility-scale power conversion soluti...
Australia Drops In Renewable Energy Attractiveness Rankings (Again)
The latest Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices have seen Austral...
GoSolarUSA.Lower Manufacturing Costs is Making Solar Energy One of the Fastest Growing Industries
GoSolarUSA welcomed news from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) this month th...
The 2011 Executive Energy Leadership Program. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected...
Successful Clean Energy Initiatives Include Hybrid Solar Thermal
Maine and Massachusetts Organizations Win EPA Clean Air Awards Two programs in New England...
Tasmanians Face Major Electricity Price Increase From July
Already faced with an 8.5% increase from July, Tasmania's electricity customers may face u...
GE Energy Increases Stake In Solar Power Revolution
GE Energy has announced it will buy into a minority share agreement with California-based ...
Total’s tender offer continues to impact SunPower share price
French oil giant Total will tender its offer to buy a 60 percent share in SunPower, one of...
Intersolar Europe 2011: Vishay Showcases Power Electronics Products
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced that it will present its high-performance, en...
GE Announces 1st commercial-scale power plant to integrate solar, wind and gas
On June 7, General Electric (NYSE: GE) said it sold its first power plant that integrates ...
GE Adds eSolar and Wind to Natural Power Plant Design in Turkey
General Electric wants to be a big renewable energy player but doesn't want to give up it...
Intersolar Europe 2011: Power-One Launches New Inverters and Control System
Power-One, Inc., a provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and ...
German Nuclear Exit to Boost Renewables
Germany's government last week confirmed a complete nuclear phase-out by 2022, paving the ...
Belectric, Smart Energy Capital to Develop, Finance Utility Solar Plants in US
Belectric, Inc. and Smart Energy Capital, LLC announced today that they have created a joi...
TROJAN BATTERY COMPANY ADDS HIGH-CAPACITY INDUSTRIAL LINE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY APPLICATIONS TO SUPPORT LARGE DAILY LOADS
Trojan Battery Company, the world's leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, expands...
The 10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2011
This bipartisan bill from the US Congress was introduced Monday, 6 June 2011, by Senators ...
Inspirational Speakers to Keynote at Solar Power International 2011
Solar Energy Trade Shows today announced that Earvin "Magic" Johnson (shown here) and Marc...
General Electric introduces gas turbine designed for renewables
General Electric (NYSE: GE) recently introduced its new FlexEfficiency gas turbine. The tu...
Southwest Windpower Announces Distribution of Premier Remote Solar and Wind Powered Energy Generation Systems
– June 7, 2011 – Southwest Windpower, the world's leading manufacturer of personal wi...
Ukraine's New Solar Station Part of National Projects
Ukraine has finalised construction of a new solar energy power station in Crimea. The newl...
Intersolar Europe 2011: Aide Solar Enlarges Its Market to Include Europe
Aide Solar, a producer of PV modules and a subsidiary of The Panjit Group, today announced...
Minnesota’s solar rebates get retooled
When solar advocates in Minnesota pushed legislation creating solar rebates two years ago,...
SOLWEST OFFERS PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
SolWest Fair, in John Day, Oregon (July 29-31) offers over 50 workshops free with fair en...
Intersolar Europe 2011: Aide Solar Expands into Europe
Aide Solar, a producer of PV modules and a subsidiary of The Panjit Group, today announced...
Intersolar Europe 2011: AUO Expands into European Market
AU Optronics Corp. announced that it will showcase its carbon footprint PV module EcoDuo P...
Intersolar Europe 2011: Canadian Solar Announces Powerful New Solar Cell
Canadian Solar Inc. today announced its new ELPS solar cell technology boasting up to 19.5...
Intersolar Europe 2011: KLA-Tencor Announces FabVision Solar
KLA-Tencor Corporation today introduced FabVision Solar, a new integrated data collection ...
New Generation of Dual-Axis Solar Trackers
Titan Tracker has just finished a new generation of dual-axis solar trackers achieving a c...
Can Solar Survive Without Incentives?
In 2007, I wrote an article entitled "Selling Solar Without Incentives." The point I was ...
American Superconductor: Time to Catch a Falling Knife?
American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) investors panicked yet again on June 1st when ...
Free Webcast: Power-Gen Europe - European Power Policy - Can our Industry Really Deliver?
http://video.webcasts.com/events/pmny001/viewer/index.jsp?eventid=38675...
San Diego's New CPV Solar Giant
With a 150 MW project planned in San Diego and a 25-year PPA in place, CPV has at last en...
Intersolar Europe 2011 Conference Opens Solar Week in Munich
Two days before the gates for the Intersolar trade show open, the attached symposium “In...
Time for Government to Deliver on Green Buildings?
Some of the biggest names in the property sector have today called on the U.K. Government ...
Envision Solar Announces $1,000,000 in Orders Q1, 2011
Projects Incorporate EnvisionTrak™ Multi-Axis Hybrid Tracking Technology, now Patent Pen...
Intersolar Europe 2011: DEK on Display
At Intersolar Europe 2011, DEK will be in Hall A6, Booth 276, exhibiting its PV1200 metall...
Bringing Solar Power to Tanzania
Tanzania is one of the world's poorest countries based on per capital income. And it is en...
Intersolar Europe 2011: M+W Group Passes 10GW Mark, Shows Turnkey Solutions
The international engineering and construction company, M+W Group passed the 10-gigawatt (...
Intersolar Europe 2011: Jurawatt Solar Module Passes Tests
Jurawatt GmbH, a Bavarian company, announced a high-performance solar module that res...
Energy Matters Takes Its Solar Power Revolution To Perth
Backed by a professional installation network of one hundred qualified electricians, natio...
Toyota UK Installing 17,000 Solar Panels
Last week it was Renault, this week it's Toyota in the UK announcing plans to harvest ener...
GE Granted Exclusive License for Deployment of Solar Thermal Tower Technology
HOUSTON, TEXAS—GE Energy announced today that it has entered into an investment and lice...
A Lightweight Flexible Solar Material that Converts Sunlight to Electricity
Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and commercialization of Konarka P...
Coping with Displacement from Climate Change
  Millions of people lost their homes after massive floods devastated Pakistan in summer ...
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Continues Examination of Emergency Procedures
  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission this month issued inspection results for the 104 ope...
Boosting Consumers Understanding of Energy Consumption
A new survey from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® found consumers are concern...
NSW Government Backs Down On Solar Feed In Tariff Cut
Several media outlets are reporting NSW Premier O'Farrell has backed down on his decision ...
Pro-Carbon Tax Rallies Attract Thousands
Nearly 45,000 Australians took part in rallies occurring simultaneously in Sydney, Melbour...
Neutron analysis explains dynamics behind best thermoelectric materials
Neutron analysis of thermoelectric materials could spur the development of a broader range...
Spire Corporation's Solar Team to Exhibit at Intersolar EU
Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR), a global solar company providing capital equipment and ...
Petra Solar develops renewable energy plant for Jordan
Petra Solar recently presented the kingdom of Jordan with a strategic plan to help the cou...
Sunvalley Solar nabs major California installation contract
Sunvalley Solar, a California-based solar installation firm, announced today in a press re...
Sanmina, SPARQ partner to bring new microinverter worldwide
Sanmina-SCI Corp. (Nasdaq: SANM) said it partnered with SPARQ Systems to manufacture new m...
Choice to ship by train secures contract for SolarWorld
Large utility-scale solar projects are going up around the globe, and one of the things we...
STMicroelectronics Announces New Solar Battery-Charging IC
The small strips of solar cells seen in the front panels of today's small portable consume...
Enphase Energy Launches 215-Series Microinverter
Enphase Energy today launched the 215-Series microinverter with a 25-year limited warranty...
Intersolar Europe 2011: JA Solar to Showcase New Generation of PV Cells and Modules
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. today announced that it will showcase a new generation of phot...
Nominate Now! Last Day to Nominate a Champion of Photovoltaics
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/05/nominate-a-champion-of-photov...
Konarka's Semi-Transparent BIPV Curtain Wall
Konarka Technologies, Inc., developer of Konarka Power Plastic, a lightweight, flexible so...
Intersolar Europe 2011: PanelClaw Enters European Market
PanelClaw, a provider of solar PV mounting systems, and WASI, a supplier of stainless stee...
Passive Solar Home Plans Now Available From Sierra Solar Systems
Create a sustainable home design that heats and cools itself naturally, without the heada...
Enphase Energy Launches Third-Gen Microinverters with 25-Year Warranty
Enphase Energy launches its third-generation microinverter today. the company hopes this...
The Rise of Concentrating Solar Thermal Power
With big government help, a solar thermal power (CSP) technology boom seems to be coming ...
 

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