A clean energy financing program in Michigan reached a milestone last month when it helped homeowners and businesses install 1 MW of solar energy across the state.
A massive open-pit copper mine might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about solar power. But the construction of photovoltaic panels actually requires a wide range of metals and minerals to build. Nineteen, to be exact, including silica, indium, silver, selenium and lead. Most can be found or produced in Canada.
SunEdison Inc. won final approval for a bankruptcy plan that will leave what was once the world’s largest renewable-energy firm as a shell of its former self, with nothing for shareholders whose investment at one point had been worth about $10 billion.
Highlighting a set of rules that promote rooftop solar, last week the activist group NC WARN became one of the few in North Carolina to urge a veto of a controversial energy bill that cleared the state legislature minutes before a month-long adjournment.
The University of Kentucky (UK) last week said that its researchers will work with researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study redox flow battery (RFB) technology under a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Japanese investment group Mitsui & Co. has sold its minority share in European hydropower project operator First Hydro to Canada's Brookfield Renewable Partners.
Installation of a new network of 34 electric-vehicle charging stations along the Trans-Canada Highway will take advantage of energy storage to charge cars faster and help overcome “range anxiety.”
A concentrating photovoltaic system with embedded microtracking can produce over 50 percent more energy per day than standard silicon solar cells in a head-to-head competition, according to a team of engineers who field tested a prototype unit over two sunny days last fall.
Last week, Sierra Club said it joined Defenders of Wildlife, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Panoche Valley Solar in signing a settlement agreement concerning the size and location of the planned 247-MW Panoche Valley solar power project in California.
Going solar isn’t as simple as having panels installed on your roof. After you select an installer, the project needs to be permitted, installed, inspected, and interconnected to the grid. Most of these steps depend on local governments and utility companies, which means the process varies based on where you live.
India opened a probe into whether Chinese solar-equipment makers are hurting its domestic industry by dumping inventories and driving down prices to unfair levels.
A federal judge recently protected Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act, which is expected to grow the state’s solar capacity to over 3,000 MW by 2030 — enough to power approximately half a million homes.
Scientists have designed a new type of cathode that could make the mass production of sodium batteries more feasible. Batteries based on plentiful and low-cost sodium are of great interest to both scientists and industry as they could facilitate a more cost-efficient production process for grid-scale energy storage systems, consumer electronics and electric vehicles.
In a move aimed at powering its transition to a low-carbon economy with energy storage, the UK is set to fund battery technology research to the tune of Â£246m ($320m).
India set out plans to step up the pace of issuing contracts for electricity from wind farms, triggering a surge in the shares of one of the nation’s biggest maker of turbines.
A recent story in the New York Times raised new attention to the role of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in pushing policies hostile to distributed solar.
The University of Virginia continues to expand its portfolio of carbon-free generation and achieve sustainability targets with another partnership announced today with Dominion Energy.
Under a 25-year agreement, the University will purchase the entire output of a proposed 15-MW solar facility in Middlesex County. The solar facility, developed by Coronal Energy, will be constructed and owned by Dominion Energy and will meet approximately 9 percent of the University’s electric demand.
Tabuchi Electric, a solar inverter manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan, recently made a $3 million investment in ground mount racking system provider Nuance Energy.
Green bonds issued by Indian companies are gathering pace as the country’s ambitious target for renewable energy fuels interest from investors.
With two wind projects moving closer to construction less then 20 nautical miles off the coast of Maryland, parties concerned about the wind projects’ viewshed have started to take action.