Category: Solar Power

Jan 30

Two Future Trends in Sustainable Building & Design

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Source (Creative Commons CC0) Sustainable building practices are the future of not just construction but converting existing buildings to be more green. Future trends in sustainable building design look toward products like solar panels and LED light bulbs for direction. Solar Panels The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently proposed adding 115,984 megawatts (MW) of solar …

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Jan 25

480-Megawatt Solar Power Project

KYOCERA and 7 Other Companies Announce Progress of Development Plan for Max. 480-Megawatt Solar Power Project Companies exploring plan to construct and operate solar power project located on agricultural land on Ukujima island, Nagasaki, Japan Kyocera Corporation, Kyudenko Corporation, and Mizuho Bank, Limited which have been jointly investigating the possibility of operating a maximum 480-megawatt …

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Jan 22

Reaction To Administration’s Section 201 Case

SolarWorld reacts to President Trump’s remedy decision in Section 201 case HILLSBORO, Ore., Jan. 22, 2017 – Today, President Donald Trump issued a determination on remedies in the Section 201 Global Safeguards trade case on behalf of the U.S. solar photovoltaic cell and panel manufacturing industry.  SolarWorld Americas Inc., the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon cell and panel …

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Jan 17

Smart Solar Light

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MPOWERD harnesses the full potential of sustainable, portable energy with the new Luci® Pro Series: Mobile Smart solar light with two-way USB grants peace of mind during emergencies, disaster preparedness, outdoors, on the road and beyond MPOWERD, Inc., the mission-driven brand behind the award-winning Luci® inflatable solar light, announces their longest lasting light yet, the …

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Jan 03

Experiments boost solar power

LAWRENCE — With global warming an ever-present worry, renewable energy – particularly solar power — is a burgeoning field. Now, two doctoral students in the School of Architecture & Design (Arc/D) have demonstrated methods of optimizing the capture of sunlight in experiments at the Center for Design Research. Green-roof boost Mohammed Alshayeb started by asking …

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Sep 20

Solar Power Becomes World’s Favorite

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Solar eclipses all other new types of electricity generation in 2016 to become the world’s favourite, says GlobalData Solar has become the world’s favorite new type of electricity generation, with more solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity being installed than any other generation technology according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics. The company’s …

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Sep 04

Bringing Rooftop Solar Back to Nevada

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Nevada Commission Delivers on Promise by Legislature and Governor, Restores Rooftop Solar Opportunity, and Rebuffs NV Energy’s Request to Continue Anti-Solar Rate Structures Nevada Public Utilities Commission issues key decision in implementing rooftop solar Today, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) issued a key decision implementing AB405—a bill which passed the legislature with bipartisan …

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Aug 17

Solar Farms-The Home Depot Converting 50 Rooftops

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ATLANTA, August 17, 2017 – The Home Depot® today announced the addition of solar installations at 50 stores as it continues to expand its alternative energy portfolio, essentially creating mini solar farms out of unused rooftops. The project will reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 percent annually at each Home Depot …

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Aug 16

Solar Power/Security Monitor

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Chilicon Offers Solar Industry First: For Total Home Automation, Chilicon’s Cortex Gateway Monitors / Integrates Both Solar and Security LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Chilicon Power (chiliconpower.com) has modified one of its core products to function as both a solar monitoring unit and a home security center, a feature set with no solar OEM precedent. The …

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Aug 16

SOLAREDGE TO LIVE BROADCAST SOLAR ECLIPSE FROM ITS PV MONITORING PLATFORM

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Fremont, CA — August 16, 2017 —SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, will LIVE broadcast from its monitoring platform the tracking of the total solar eclipse. The LIVE view is possible with the Company’s PV monitoring platform, which leverages its nearly 300,000 monitored solar energy systems …

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Aug 15

Solar Eclipse in Europe Shows Grid Operators Can Be Successful with Renewables

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by Alex Perera and Colin McCormick – March 31, 2015 As electric grids around the world rely more and more on solar and wind power, there are concerns about how they’ll handle renewable energy’s sometimes inconsistent generation. Unlike conventional power plants, which produce energy on a fixed schedule, renewables can’t be fully controlled because they rely on the available sunlight and wind …

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Jul 18

Renewable Energy Will be the Cheapest Energy Available by 2020

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CAN’T TOUCH THIS! Renewable Energy Will be the Cheapest Energy Available by 2020 By: Laureen Peck, VP Marketing, Solar Energy World New research from Morgan Stanley estimates that renewables will be the least expensive source of power in the world in less than three years. “We project that by 2020, renewables will be the cheapest …

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Jun 23

Solar Shingles Ready For Prime Time?

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Recently, Tesla announced that orders would begin to be accepted for the long anticipated solar shingles Elon Musk has been promising. Despite the hype, our analysts have concluded that solar roof shingles are not presently an efficient or cost-effective way for homeowners to go solar. This article will explain why. Starting later this summer limited …

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Apr 24

Roof solar installations and solar power in the house: An option for every household?

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Most new home owners or those who are taking the well-being of our planet into consideration are familiar with the words, “solar roofs”. These roofs are made out of solar shingles or panels that get installed on the roof of ones house. Solar shingles can be called photovoltaic shingles and they look like and function …

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Apr 12

Solar Umbrella – Keeping You Cool and Powered at Beach

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Leaf for life: A re-imagined beach solar umbrella, one which produces energy and no longer blows away The “Leaf for Life” umbrella is a patented French invention with an innovative design, which uses the wind to anchor it securely to the ground.  With its solar panel, “Leaf” can also produce enough energy to charge a …

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Mar 29

Solar Power Briefcase – Solar Power on the go

Solar Power Briefcase for keeping you ready to go with portable power Whether you live remotely and need access to power off the grid or you just want a good safe source of backup power should things go wrong in the event of a natural disaster having some sort of solar power for generating power …

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Mar 28

Lawrence Family Development, Inc. and Solect Energy Partner to Install Rooftop Solar Array

LAWRENCE, MA – March 27, 2017 – Lawrence Family Development, Inc. (LFD), a 501 (c)3 (nonprofit) that includes four major programming areas—including a Massachusetts Commonwealth charter school district that supports language and cultural values important to families in the Lawrence community—recently contracted  Solect Energy, the Commonwealth’s  leading commercial installer of solar energy systems, and PowerOptions …

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Feb 08

Avoid Buyer’s Remorse! 7 Decisions to Make Before Installing Solar

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Although mainstream usage of solar panels used to be limited to the modern pocket calculator, the technology has advanced enough to accommodate the needs of today’s homeowner. While the current generation of panels may be quite affordable and efficient, there are a number of crucial decisions to be made before committing to a home renovation …

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Jan 09

2017 United States Solar Power Rankings

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2017 United States Solar Power Rankings (click the image for a larger version) Welcome to our annual state rankings report Hey folks! 2016 was a hell of a year, huh? Nowhere was that statement more true than in the solar industry. We’ve been through the ringer this year, with some big victories and big defeats. …

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Jan 06

25 kW Solar PV System For School

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Epiphany School Installs 25 kW Solar PV System through Partnership with Solect Energy DORCHESTER, MA – January 4, 2017 – Epiphany School, an independent, tuition-free middle school dedicated to serving children from economically disadvantaged families, has partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, MA to install a 25 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof …

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