There is no doubt that in terms of solar, China came, it saw, it conquered. Now, a hiccup in either China’s production of PV cells and modules or in its deployment of PV systems would ricochet around the global PV industry.
University of New South Wales professor Martin Green has been named a Global Energy Prize winner for his work in solar PV that has increased the “cost effectiveness and efficiency of solar cells.”
Toronto, Ontario-based solar PV manufacturer Silfab Solar today said it is exploring U.S. manufacturing opportunities and locations to better service growing customer demand.
The U.S. Department of Energy yesterday launched the American-Made Solar Prize competition with a focus on supporting innovative ideas for solar industry manufacturing.
President Donald Trump said imposing solar tariffs would help domestic companies. But China’s surprise decision to slash installations is negating those gains, and shares of U.S. manufacturers are plunging.
In a groundbreaking decision, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the U.S., recently granted to CollectiveSun the right to market its proprietary Solar Purchase Agreement (SPA) in the LADWP service area.
Pioneering blockchain company LO3 Energy is gearing up for international projects set to lay foundations for future of its distributed ledger system, Exergy.
Scott Kessler, LO3 business development manager, said in an interview that the three projects …
South Korea-based Hanwha Q CELLS Korea Corp. today said it will begin building a solar module manufacturing facility in the U.S. this year.
About a month ago, legislators for the District of Columbia introduced a bill that, if passed, could revolutionize how utilities deliver power to customers. The bill is known as the Distributed Energy Resources Authority Act. It would establish an ind…
You might expect the debate over California’s new rooftop solar mandate to pit two well-defined camps against each other. But there are more than two sides.
Utilities and independent power producers (IPPs) plan to invest $110 billion through 2025 to build new, natural gas-fired power plants. They, their shareholders and society would be better served were that capital invested in new, distributed, renewabl…
As California continues to push aggressive policies for the advancement of solar deployment in the state, options for homebuyers to finance solar also are growing to meet their needs.
A recent report by the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), established by former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and the National Association of State Energy Officials confirms that the energy sector as a whole grew 2 percent last year, which is .3 percent…
A cutting edge energy storage system to support a town with wildly fluctuating electricity needs has been switched on in South Australia.
A group of all-women volunteers showed up at the home of a City Heights (San Diego) family to install solar panels for free. And it couldn’t have come at a better time for the family. KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez explains why this was a win/win for both th…
Vivint yesterday said it plans to offer LG Chem RESU batteries to its solar customers across the U.S. this year. The company launched the energy storage offering this week for its customers in California.
Two years ago, Illinois legislators passed the Future Energy Jobs Act in an effort to transition the state from its fossil-fueled industrial past into a future where solar and wind created jobs, cleaned the environment and saved electric ratepayers money.
Power Ledger co-founder David Martin said that as utilities move from a one-way flow of electricity to a distributed platform, the blockchain software can help manage and verify what will be many more transactions.
Energy efficiency building standards officially adopted by California yesterday will require new homes in the state to have solar PV systems starting in 2020.
When a California battery company officially moved its headquarters and manufacturing to Kentucky coal country last week, generous state tax subsidies certainly played a role — but so did something often lost in the debate about coal.