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There's no doubt that increasing solar power usage in a community can have a positive impact on it in many ways; the installation of the solar cells provides jobs while the cells themselves provide cl… [ Read More ]

The Arlington Valley Solar Energy II (AV Solar II) utility-scale installation has been unveiled in southwest Arizona. Kyocera Solar, a manufacturer of photovoltaic equipment is providing 25* megawatts… [ Read More ]

Car dealerships and auto parts stores are helping to drive solar installations on the island of Hawai'i in America's 50th state. [ Read More ]

Recently, the U.S. solar industry has been pleading for access to previously untapped investment structures - including the master limited partnership and the real estate investment trust. While both … [ Read More ]

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), known for oil and gas, has entered the renewable energy market with Solar Power Company launching Shams 1, the world's biggest concentrated solar power station (CPS). [ Read More ]

Japan has been wending its way toward the adoption of renewable energy "in FITs and starts" since an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a resulting tsunami hit the nation in March 2011causing widespread dea… [ Read More ]

Barwa Real Estate - Qatar''''s largest property developer - has selected Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) to provide 136 solar modules in a passivhaus (passive house) project in the Western Asian nati… [ Read More ]

Countries all over the world seem to have finally figured out just how important it is to come up with alternative energy solutions. Solar power, wind power and almost any other kind of renewable ener… [ Read More ]

The mixed experience of many solar energy companies in the United States doesn't appear to be preventing Russia from considering a new solar initiative. Russia may build a solar power station which… [ Read More ]

There's new technology under development at the University of Connecticut that may soon overcome some of the drawbacks found with forms of solar energy which are now in use. UConn engineering profe… [ Read More ]

Hamilton Energy Resource Opportunities LLC (HERO Solar) of Jasper, Florida, has entered into an interconnection agreement with Progress Energy Florida for a 70-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic install… [ Read More ]

Volkswagen has "powered up" a 9.5 megawatt (MW) solar system that represents both the largest single solar installation at an automotive manufacturing facility in the United States and in the state of… [ Read More ]

The use of solar power has been constantly on the rise in the past few years. The traditional resources of power are drying up and their costs are increasing. On the other hand, the cost of deploying … [ Read More ]

It covers 42 acres in the New Mexico desert-and from an aerial view, looks like a huge sheet of Braille (or alien scrit)-but it actually is the world's largest low-concentration photovoltaic (PV) sola… [ Read More ]

Two large business interests in Japan are partnering up to build a massive solar power plant in the one of Asia's largest economies. Kyocera Solar Corporation and The Trans Value Trust Company, Ltd., … [ Read More ]

On June 1, 2011, a crippling EF3-tornado nearly obliterated the small Massachusetts town of Monson, destroying 40 homes in its path and causing severe damage to many buildings and roads. [ Read More ]

President François Hollande of France, who has been in office a little over six months since defeating his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, seems to be making good on his campaign promises. During pre-el… [ Read More ]

In his most recent deal, Warren Buffett, arguably the most successful investor of the 20th century, is putting his money-between $2 billion and $2.5 billion of it-in two solar energy projects. Togethe… [ Read More ]

3W Power Ukraine, a subsidiary of AEG Power Solutions and a manufacturer of power electronic systems, has signed its first contract with the solar division of the Portuguese multinational group, Marti… [ Read More ]

Tokelau-a territory of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean that comprises three tropical coral atolls with a combined land area of five square miles and a population of about 1,400-is now meeting n… [ Read More ]

Mage Solar, a single source PV-solution provider based in the U.S., has released a 3kW emergency kit designed as a standalone solution to keep power flowing during grid outages. This kit is geared mor… [ Read More ]

The solar industry has been revolutionizing the way that we power the world to offer clean, renewable sources of energy that lead to a sustainable future. Now, one company has made an announcement tha… [ Read More ]

In the era before sunscreen became de rigueur, many beachgoers used aluminum reflectors to "catch some rays" and direct them at their oiled-up bodies to achieve a deeper tan. Now, scientists have cons… [ Read More ]

If you see something, say something. As of October 10, the U.S. Homeland Security Department had issued an alert about "multiple vulnerabilities" in a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCA… [ Read More ]

Alternative energy companies are dropping like flies. The latest casualty - along with its subsidiaries - to run for cover and seek Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection is Satcon Technology Corporation… [ Read More ]

Over the next three years, 180 solar manufacturers will either hit the skids or become targets for acquisition, according to a report just released by Boston-based GTM Research. [ Read More ]

Whether you are indoors or outdoors and away from electrical outlets, you can recharge your iPhone 4 / 4S with the Monster Watts Hybrid Solar Battery Case anytime, anywhere. The most interesting part … [ Read More ]

Solar energy is the "diva" on the renewable energy stage today-receiving more than double the news coverage of either hydropower or geothermal power, according to the findings of a report just release… [ Read More ]

Chinese-based Hanergy has acquired Miasole for $30 million - a much lower price than what would have been expected in prior years. [ Read More ]

This past summer, about 10 percent of the total global population went dark when three of India's notoriously unreliable power grids failed, in a chain reaction. Now, Virginia Polytechnic Institute an… [ Read More ]

ABB, a manufacturer of power and automation technology, has announced that it is including a new integrated solar power plant generation plant controller and smart grid interface. [ Read More ]

AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) has said that its Protect PV.500-UL is one of the market's select few 1000V solar inverter units to receive certification for meeting product safety standards for connecti… [ Read More ]

The country of Morocco looks to adopt a new solarenergy plant and it just awarded the contract to construct and run the plant to a Saudi Arabian consortium. The government has some ambitious plans for… [ Read More ]

SolarAid, a U.K.-based not-for-profit organization, and SunFunder, a U.S.-based crowdfunding website, have launched an innovative financing partnership to bring solar power to over 20,000 people who l… [ Read More ]

Power-One Inc., a source of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, announced the availability of its micro-inverters, the AURORA MICRO-0.3-I and AURORA … [ Read More ]

While much of the nation saw a drought this summer, there's something else much of the nation saw more of than usual: the sun. While the drought may have not been good news for the farmers of the nati… [ Read More ]

Solar power is able to provide many of the energy requirements of modern conveniences without the heavy carbon imprint of oil, coal or even bio fuels. A well managed solar farm is able to produce ener… [ Read More ]

The United States has a "burning ambition" to beat China to the "Solar Grail"-the sweet spot at which America can offer the unsurpassed solar technology at the lowest price. [ Read More ]

The global solar panels market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 15.3 percent over the course of 2011-2015, according to a new report entitled "Global Solar Panels Market 2011-2015." [ Read More ]

This week, the Tamarack Lake Electric Boat Company officially celebrated the start of the assembly of its ten-passenger, solar-assisted electric pontoon boat for recreational use, known as the Loon. T… [ Read More ]

Back in 2010, Ecolibrium Solar looked to improve the time to profitability on flat-roof solar panel installations by bringing out the Ecofoot mounting system. Most recently, the Ecofoot system saw an … [ Read More ]

U.S. President Barack Obama announced today that he is cutting some red tape to expedite seven "nationally and regionally significant" solar and wind energy projects on federal lands. Together, these … [ Read More ]

Kyocera Corporation and six other companies have jointly established a new company that will be operating a 70 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in southern Japan. The utility-scale solar power plant wi… [ Read More ]

It has been 40 years since it was designated a U.S. national park, but the spirits of "Machine Gun Kelly," Al Capone, and the "Birdman of Alcatraz" still haunt the cellblocks at Alcatraz Prison, accor… [ Read More ]

When you install Ecofoot 2, a modular system for flat-mounted solar installations, almost everyone else with a roof array will be "holier than thou" - but that's a good thing. The Ecofoot 2, from Athe… [ Read More ]

Let's say you have a lot of extra money floating around, and you are sick and tired of staying at regular five star hotels when you are on vacation. As implausible as this situation may seem, in reali… [ Read More ]

NPD Solarbuzz reveals new insights into the photovoltaic cell industry. A technology roadmap for the PV industry will be released by 2013, which will stress the importance of a buying cycle to prevent… [ Read More ]

There's something new under the sun on the 292-acre campus of Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in West Windsor, New Jersey - and it will save the school about $1 million annually, while it gener… [ Read More ]

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc recently launched the EnerPlex solar charger for the Apple iPhone. Ascent has now been offered a purchase order for 50,000 units for the EnerPlex solar charger from TFG … [ Read More ]

In early May, as a participant in a two-day conference on "Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Small Island Developing States," the Republic of Maldives pledged to achieve carbon neutrality within… [ Read More ]

Brookline, Massachusetts-based Distributed Energy Research & Solutions, Inc. - doing business as EnergySage - is one of nine companies set to receive a cumulative $8 million to support highly innovati… [ Read More ]

They say the lights are bright on Broadway. But now, New York City's Solar Portal can track just how much solar power is being produced near the Great White Way, as well as throughout the rest of Manh… [ Read More ]

Though it's hard to imagine a time before airplanes, it might be even harder to imagine a time when an airplane could fly across continents powered by the sun. Well put your imaginations to work becau… [ Read More ]

Last year, solar electricity was the fastest-growing electric source in the United States, according to the comprehensive 2011 Utility Solar Rankings Report released by the Washington, D.C.-based Sola… [ Read More ]

Petra Solar announced on May 21 that it will be part of a major consortium that will deploy a five-megawatt (MW) grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) solar plant in the Kingdom of Bahrain, near the western sho… [ Read More ]

Friday was a day of trade tension between both the United States and China, as the government of the People's Republic of China rejected a ruling by the United States regarding anti-dumping policies o… [ Read More ]

One of India's most pressing problems is its constant electricity shortage. A recent New York Times article cited India's power shortfalls as a primary reason for contracting economic growth in the co… [ Read More ]

Kyocera Solar, which according to industry estimates, dropped to number 18 in 2011 among photovoltaic (PV) solar cell producers worldwide, from number 10 the year before, is bringing more money to the… [ Read More ]

Researchers from Sharif University in Iran have received a U.S. patent for their innovative restructuring of solar cells. Iran's Nanotechnology Initiative Council reports that "single-sided dye-sensit… [ Read More ]

The world's oldest cable company, AEI Cables, has announced the introduction of New FP (Fire Performance) and Solar Cables. Targeted at the renewable sector, the FP cable, and new solar cables or phot… [ Read More ]

Cogenra Solar, a provider of distributed solar cogeneration systems and renewable energy service solutions, today announced a solar cogeneration project at Tucson Medical Center (TMC), Southern Arizon… [ Read More ]

AREVA Solar, a subsidiary of Paris-based AREVA, has been awarded a contract to construct a 250-megawatt (MW) concentrated solar power (CSP) installation in Rajasthan, an area in northwest India that e… [ Read More ]

As part of the SunShot Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will offer up to $5 million in funding this year to support the development of "plug-and-play" photovoltaic (PV) systems that can… [ Read More ]

Mandeville, Louisiana-based Syncronys International, a private, eight-year-old firm that makes commercial and residential solar-powered devices, has received an order valued at $4.5 million to install… [ Read More ]

Keeping the lights on when electricity is hard to come by isn't always the easiest thing to do. Rather than having access to on-tap electricity through a national or regional grid, those in rural area… [ Read More ]

FreeWave Technologies has partnered with Solarbeam International to offer a top-notch monitoring system for multiple markets. Solarbeam International manufactures wireless solar-powered perimeter … [ Read More ]

In 1954, Bell Labs pioneered the development of solar power technology, creating solar panels able to support the telephone service of American farmers living off the electricity grid. Last June-more … [ Read More ]

Anyone who lives and drives in exurbia-those commuter towns just outside the suburbs-probably has experienced either a "near miss," or a harrowing hit when a four-legged animal has cut in front of a c… [ Read More ]

Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. has supplied 3.4 megawatts (MW) of solar panels for a solar installation at the Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California, the company recently stated. The solar… [ Read More ]

Soon the residents of north central New Mexico will get the cost-effective, cleanest, most environmentally friendly source of energy - the sun. To utilize renewable energy sources more effectively… [ Read More ]

They aren't the reigning World Series champions like the neighboring St. Louis Cardinals, but in one area of performance, the Kansas City Royals are leading both leagues. During the off-season, bo… [ Read More ]

Known as the capital and second largest city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has quickly grown to become a highly affluent metropolis that has been coined as the "richest city in the world" by … [ Read More ]

Although 2011 was not a championship season, this year, the Seattle Mariners are really generating "heat." Starting on opening day, April 13, the team will power through each home game at Safeco Field… [ Read More ]

A recent report suggested, not inaccurately, that it would be cheaper to cover your roof with 40 inch televisions than it would be to cover the same amount of space with solar panels, so said the word… [ Read More ]

Enerworks and Enersol Solar, both based in Woodstock, Ontario, have agreed to a merger that will offer a choice of three solar technologies under one roof. Enerworks Inc. is a supplier of flat-pla… [ Read More ]

Most companies can handle selling a product to someone at least once, but it's nothing more than luck without a good customer service plan. A Shade Greener, a renewable energy company, believes it's t… [ Read More ]

Recently, the company announced that it had achieved a world record 20.3% efficiency in Pluto Cell Technology. The company achieved this feat in collaboration with the University of New South Wales. S… [ Read More ]

PowerGuard's exclusive PowerClip solution has now been implemented by China Sunergy Co. Ltd. The PowerClip solution, with its comprehensive warranty, is already being used by a large number of solar e… [ Read More ]

The thinner the solar cell, the less it costs to produce, and the more competitive the sales price will be on the global market. Twin Creeks, a Silicon Valley-based startup that develops manufactur… [ Read More ]

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company recently announced in a press release that it will join forces with Renewable Social Benefit Funds (RSB Funds), an alternative energy company, to carry out solar… [ Read More ]

It's been a tough year for domestic solar panel manufacturers. A new shake-up would appear to be breaking. Colorado-based Abound Solar, a company that once aimed to take on industry leader First Solar… [ Read More ]

Now, Mars Chocolate North America, which makes both M&Ms and Las Vegas' own Ethel M. Chocolates, is putting its "hot property" to good use. On February 23, Mars heralded the grand opening of a utility… [ Read More ]

Survey results released on February 27 by Boulder, Colorado-based Pike Research demonstrate that U.S. consumer support for clean energy concepts - ranging from renewable energy to alternative fuel veh… [ Read More ]

On February 23, the Flagstaff-based Arizona Public Service Company began testing a new 1.5 megawatt-hour (MWh) energy storage system that is the size of a shipping container - and can generate power e… [ Read More ]

San Francisco- based Q-Cells North America, a division of the Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany-based major solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer, and its contractor, Sonora, California-based Tri-Technic, are… [ Read More ]

A pacifist group of 45 solar industry CEOs has written a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama in the hopes that the visit of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to Washington, D.C., this week will resu… [ Read More ]

GreenSimian has developed a new smartphone power casing software solution to address the power problems of portable devices. Consumers leveraging the new SolMate casing will benefit from extended batt… [ Read More ]

Do you have "star power"-and can you make it big? [ Read More ]

The 100-kilowatt (kWe) and 170-kilowatt (kWt) Tulip System actually is the first hybrid micro concentrating solar-gas power (CSP) plant of its kind in Europe; built by Israel-based Aora Solar and site… [ Read More ]

SolarCity, a six-year-old solar panel installation company based in San Mateo, California, is aiming to "make hay while the sun shines," even if that's in the cooler climes of New England. The company… [ Read More ]

Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corp., has revealed that it will close its Carson City, California-based factory - Sanyo Solar (U.S.A.) L.L.C. - nex… [ Read More ]

Solar energy integrator Real Goods has launched a sweepstakes that will reward winners with a 4kW solar electric system valued up to $25,000. [ Read More ]

Two U.S. solar industry groups were at odds again this week, even as the Department of Commerce (DOC) announced that it had moved back its decision in the SolarWorld-led U.S.-China trade dispute to Ma… [ Read More ]

The Annabelle Candy Company of Hayward, California, a 60-year-old family owned manufacturer of such popular snacks as Rocky Road bars, recently experienced a remarkably smooth transition to a roof-mou… [ Read More ]

North Carolina is a state that is not renowned for year-round sun exposure, but it represents a hotbed of activity for the alternative energy industries, especially in the Research Triangle of Raleigh… [ Read More ]

As the cost of energy escalates and more people become aware of the environmental damage traditional fossil-fuel generated energy does to the Earth, the interest in alternatives to traditional energy … [ Read More ]

The latest flash of genius in the e-reading world has bedazzled the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, where SolarFocus Technology Company Ltd. of Taiwan has been named a "CES 2012 Inno… [ Read More ]

Ascent Solar Technologies Inc (ASTI) stock raised the most it has in more than four months after an announcement by TFG Radiant Group (TFG Radiant) agreed to double its stake in the U.S. thin-film sol… [ Read More ]

For the first time since the Vietnam War era, "flower people" and what they refer to as "flower power" have hit the news-this time, for a new type of hybrid solar tower that was launched first in Isra… [ Read More ]

Cleantech Solutions International, a manufacturer of metal components and assemblies for the wind power industry as well as solar and other industries, announced that its common stock is trading on Na… [ Read More ]

It would appear to be the week of major solar deals. Google announced this morning that that it plans to invest $94 million into four commercial solar photovoltaic projects alongside private equity fi… [ Read More ]

Whatever political fall-out has occurred around the solar industry as it pertains to the U.S., it would seem that nothing has dimmed Google's enthusiasm for the future of solar renewable energy. The s… [ Read More ]

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., have found a way to generate more photocurrent from a solar cell than it absorbs in radiant… [ Read More ]

Stellar Solar has designed and installed a 252-panel, 60kW commercial solar system for the San Diego Cardiac Center. [ Read More ]

Carmanah Technologies, provider of renewable and energy-efficient technologies, has announced that PowerStream Inc., the second largest municipally-owned electricity distribution company in Ontario, h… [ Read More ]

Looks that way for Toni Lynch in Allentown, Pennsylvania. And Spiro Basho in Hicksville, New York. [ Read More ]

An article came in my e-mail box from the National Green Energy Council. The article talked about President Obama's Better Buildings Initiative and $4 billion of federal and private sector funds av… [ Read More ]

The war of words-and competing commerce department investigations-continues to escalate between solar industry advocates in China and the United States. [ Read More ]

Solar company, Canadian Solar Inc., has released its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011 which shows that the company has incurred a revenue of $499.6 million, compared to… [ Read More ]

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the largest solar companies, has released its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011 which shows that company has incurred a revenue of $499.6 mil… [ Read More ]

Santa Clarita, California-based BioSolar, Inc. is literally rebuilding solar modules "from the ground up." At the GovGreen Conference in Washington, D.C., this week, the company will present new bio-b… [ Read More ]

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules using flexible materials that can be directly and easily integrated into various products and applications used in ever… [ Read More ]

Last week, Duke Energy Renewables acquired three 1-megawatt commercial solar projects in the southwestern corner of North Carolina. This adds to their other eight megawatt solutions. As I looked at… [ Read More ]

Pike Research, a research and analysis firm has announced to launch a new study report that states that the global market for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) systems will touch the figure of $4.9 billi… [ Read More ]

Photovoltaic (PV) project internal rates of return (IRR) have seen a significant improvement because of dropping module and balance of system (BOS) prices. As a result there has been a tremendous incr… [ Read More ]

Forget Malibu or Boulder. If you're looking for real estate that is sizzling in value now and expected to heat up even more, the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado - a wide, flat expanse of desert l… [ Read More ]

Google is losing its green and clean technology guy as of today. Bill Weihl, who has been the leader of Google's clean energy team since 2006, will be departing the search giant after close of busines… [ Read More ]

Under a public-private partnership, PsomasFMG recently offered a turnkey solar solution to Palmdale School District. The solar power systems from PsomasFMG are being installed at 18 of the district's … [ Read More ]

Green Mountain Power, an electric utility owned by Northern New England Energy Corporation, has more than succeeded in its attempt to have 10,000 solar panels installed in 1,000 days. In fact, it actu… [ Read More ]

In the race for solar power, India is coming up from behind, according to a new report from Boston-based GTM Research and Bridge to India, a strategic consulting company with headquarters in New Delhi… [ Read More ]

The sun is a good thing. It is what allows for life, keeps our planet warm, and possibly provides the potential for our energy needs in the future. There is a huge bevy of solar-powered items in the m… [ Read More ]

AER (Allied Electronic Recovery) Worldwide is a company that knows how to save - whether it is recycling electronic waste, which is its primary business, or reducing the amount of energy it buys. [ Read More ]

Vivint Solar, provider of simple and cost-effective solar energy systems, has announced that a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, parent company of U.S. Bank, has given it a commitment for renewable energy t… [ Read More ]

Emerson recently announced that they had been awarded a contract to supply power inverter technology to one of the leading solar energy developers in Europe. Based on the agreement with Euro Projects,… [ Read More ]

Dow has announced its intentions to "raise the roof" throughout America-elevating it from a utilitarian protective covering for homes to an innovative, cost-effective, energy generating platform that … [ Read More ]

Molex Incorporated announced the launch of the SolarSpec Smart Junction Box which will help manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to provide their products with module-embedded safety and mo… [ Read More ]

Baker Electric Solar is a full-service solar integrator that specializes in green technology design and development for commercial and residential solar installations. The company recently announced t… [ Read More ]

Suntuity has begun work on roof based solar energy solutions for Holmdel Investments in Holmdel, NJ. This 133 kWp DC solar project is said to offset a significant percentage of Holmdel Investment's on… [ Read More ]

Satcon Technology has crossed a significant milestone in Southern California Edison's (SCE) Solar Photovoltaic Program (SPVP). [ Read More ]

Petra Solar has launched its IllumiWave smart street lighting energy management solutions enabling significant cost savings for municipalities and other providers of street lighting. [ Read More ]

Satcon Technology Corporation, a premier provider of utility-scale power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, entered into a Master Service Agreement with Borrego Solar, to provide 35… [ Read More ]

Installed solar capacity on U.S. campuses has grown 450 percent within the past three years, as colleges and universities have taken advantage of dropping solar prices, state and federal incentives, a… [ Read More ]

SunEdison, provider of solar energy services and subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., announced that it will head the development of the home solar photovoltaic (PV) charging systems for Che… [ Read More ]

Offering an improved level of insight and control to maximize the performance of commercial and utility scale solar sites, Solar Power Technologies has unveiled the Clarity system, an intelligent suit… [ Read More ]

Satcon Technology Corporation, a provider of utility-scale power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, has been selected for landmark 5 megawatt project by Arizona Western College. [ Read More ]

If you've been hankering after an alternative energy solution for your home to avoid the costs and whims of your public utility, but you just can't quite find the money to finance that purchase of sol… [ Read More ]

The alarming collapse of California-based Solyndra, LLC-the third solar manufacturer in the United States to file for bankruptcy in the last several months-serves as a reminder of the risks all startu… [ Read More ]

New Jersey-based technology company Petra Solar has unveiled a smart energy platform aimed at helping utilities with an easy solution to manage a wide range of smart grid applications for increasing o… [ Read More ]

"It takes a village" of volunteers, educators, and entrepreneurs to equip one school in Haiti with laptops and a charging platform. In fact, 500 children in Lascahobas, Haiti, are now able to charge t… [ Read More ]

The University of Michigan Wolverines intend to burn up the gridiron this season - and to generate some heat at their stadium, as well. More than 3,000 people have joined a campaign on call… [ Read More ]

On day three of the Intel Developer Forum (IDF 2011) this week, Justin Rattner, chief technology officer of the Santa Clara-based chip maker divulged the first details about the company's research int… [ Read More ]

CUI Inc., a subsidiary of CUI Global, announced that it is leveraging its Solus Power Topology to pioneer a new era in dc-dc power supply performance. [ Read More ]

Panasonic Corporation of North America revealed its decision to offer the latest Lithium Ion battery technologies for use with solar-powered vehicles engineered by undergraduate teams from the Univers… [ Read More ]

If you have ever visited New York City during a snowstorm, you know that the many of the streets in Manhattan are cleared very quickly - not necessarily by snowplows, but by the heat rising from the c… [ Read More ]

A new report from Boston-based Lux Research anticipates that, within the next five years, the solar market for grid-connected systems will grow mainly in terms of megawatts installed. The outlook for … [ Read More ]

Princeton, New Jersey-based NRG Energy, Inc., has completed its acquisition of the 290-megawatt (MW) Agua Caliente solar project from Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar, Inc. Financial terms of the sale… [ Read More ]

On August 2, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a $50 million investment over two years for the SUNPATH program- aimed at reclaiming the nation's competitive edge in solar manufacturing. [ Read More ]

Employees at GE Industrial Solutions are among the company's power elite: Since May, the facility where they work in Fairfield, Connecticut, has offered six Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stat… [ Read More ]

NASA's latest sortie into the solar system is set to become the most distant probe ever powered by the Sun. The robotic explorer Juno-scheduled for takeoff from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in… [ Read More ]

On June 28, Constellation Energy brought a 4.4-megawatt (MW) ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) power system online at Denver International Airport. This represents the third, large-scale solar in… [ Read More ]

Powermat, specializing in wireless charging solutions, announced the availability of a dedicated wireless charging solution for the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide. [ Read More ]

General Motors Ventures, LLC has made an equity investment of $7.5 million in Sunlogics PLC, a company in the Detroit metropolitan area that has created, engineered, built, and operated several major … [ Read More ]

SunRun, the nation's leading home solar company, recently announced in a press release that it has entered a partnership agreement with REC Solar, a leading solar electric system provider in the Unite… [ Read More ]

A new study sheds light on why the Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, is more than 20 times hotter than its surface. The research, led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder… [ Read More ]

Sungevity has launched the company's residential solar leasing solution in five new states to build on its rapid growth and momentum, the company has announced. [ Read More ]

Boston-based Satcon Technology Corporation, which makes power inverters for photovoltaic solar energy systems, has been selected by Bangalore -based Wipro EcoEnergy for the most extensive privately de… [ Read More ]

By 2015, an Australian company named EnviroMission plans to erect a massive solar tower in Arizona - at roughly 2625 feet tall, more than twice as high as the Empire State Building. [ Read More ]

SolarWinds Inc., a provider of IT management software, announced the release of its latest virtualization management free tool, VM-to-Cloud Calculator along with the VM Console and VM Monitor. [ Read More ]

The Suntech 300W Vd series, a new high-efficiency solar module, was unveiled for Israel by the world's largest producer of solar panels, Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. It is powered by Suntech's Sup… [ Read More ]

In response to the increasing demand for solar technology solutions, Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products, will offer entry-level solar electric tr… [ Read More ]

An Israeli startup company is marketing the world's first solar-powered window-a double-glass pane embedded with PV cells that deliver energy efficiency, high-power density, and transparency. Pythago… [ Read More ]

Sky Power Solutions, a specialist in the development and marketing of next generation lithium-powered batteries and concentrated solar collector electric generating power systems, announced it will di… [ Read More ]

Changzhou, China-based Trina Solar Limited, a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products, announced on June 30 that it has been awarded a contract to deliver 55 MW of solar modules to Re… [ Read More ]

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced on June 30 that the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded First Solar, America's dominant solar manufacturer, nearly $4.5 billion in conditional loan gua… [ Read More ]

San Jose, California-based SoloPower - a manufacturer of flexible, thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules for rooftop applications - has raised another $43.7 million in an equity round th… [ Read More ]

Sand castles are so passe. Imagine a sand-sculpting process that makes real products - without the water - and you've got the machine Markus Kayser recently tested in the Sahara Desert. [ Read More ]

Sky Power Solutions, a global provider of lithium-powered batteries, announced that it formed its engineering alliance with Li-ion Motors Corporation, makers of electric supercar, for the development … [ Read More ]

Costco warehouse shopping members can now find solar panels on display, alongside the usual shampoo, jewelry and toilet paper. [ Read More ]

IMS Research's recently released World Market for Photovoltaic Inverters 2011 (4th Edition) and its Q1 2011 PV Inverter Quarterly Market Tracker. Based upon the results, Satcon Technology Corporation,… [ Read More ]

Satcon Technology Corporation, a provider of utility-scale power solutions for the renewable energy market, announced it has been selected by BIOSAR Energy, a European provider of photovoltaic (PV) so… [ Read More ]

A consortium of leading financial, real estate, and renewable energy companies -Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Prologis, and NRG Energy -announced on June 22 that they have an offer of a conditional c… [ Read More ]

The Paris Air Show is underway this week, and while the event is generating a lot of press releases, the real press enthusiasm is about the Solar Impulse, a light aircraft powered by the sun. [ Read More ]

SolarBridge Technologies, a developer of microinverters that are factory-mounted directly onto solar panels, announced on June 21 that it has secured $19 million in series C funding. The company has r… [ Read More ]

Sky Power Solutions, which markets next-generation lithium-powered batteries, announced on June 21 that it is developing a residential stand-alone solar power system for retail sale, capable of produc… [ Read More ]

Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered a way to make an "optical battery" that generates power from the magnetic components of a light beam. This surprising discovery could event… [ Read More ]

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced funding for a project that could radically reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar cells-making America more globally competitive and leaving other manufac… [ Read More ]

The number of households powered by solar energy in Bangladesh has passed the one million mark - the fastest expansion of solar power in the world, according to Bangladeshi officials. In 2002, only 7,… [ Read More ]

This Saturday, June 18, millions of people in the Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States will commemorate SolarDay 2011 with events designed to advance the renewable energy movement, and, mo… [ Read More ]

JinkoSolar Holding Co., a five-year-old solar power product manufacturer based in China, announced on June 15 that 16,000 of the company's monocrystalline solar panels have been installed on top of th… [ Read More ]

The Sun could be nearing a period of low activity not seen on Earth since the Maunder Minimum -the name used for the period roughly spanning 1645 to 1715, when sunspots became exceedingly rare, as not… [ Read More ]

Google has created a $280 million fund to help U.S. homeowners obtain solar rooftop panels at no initial purchase or installation cost. With this latest investment, Google has now put more than $680 m… [ Read More ]

Day4 Energy Inc., which produces photovoltaic (PV) technology for the production of advanced solar panels and modules, agreed on June 14 to provide equipment and technology to Solar Modules Nederland … [ Read More ]

The McGraw-Hill Companies and NJR Clean Energy Ventures are planning to build the largest privately-owned, net-metered solar project in the Western Hemisphere - at 14.1 megawatts (MW) - on McGraw-Hill… [ Read More ]

Following a successful flight from its home base at the Payerne Aerodrome in Switzerland to Brussels just a month ago, the Solar Impulse - the world's first long-range "hybrid" solar-powered airplane … [ Read More ]

The majority of Britons-a full 60 percent- are not "chill" with the idea of installing solar panels. According to a research report just released by, most homeowners believe the up… [ Read More ]

Kyocera Corporation, a global supplier of electronic components, telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers, cutting tools and industrial c… [ Read More ]

The Dow Chemical Company has started construction on its new manufacturing facility for production of Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles at the company's Michigan Operations site in Midland. [ Read More ]

There's a new definition for "light music." Eton Corporation, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based inventor of green-powered electronics has introduced a solar-powered sound system for the iPhone and iPod. Th… [ Read More ]

Toy "R" Us, one of America's biggest retail toy chains, has revealed plans for the largest rooftop solar power installation in North America-covering nearly 20 acres, when complete. The project is b… [ Read More ]

Toys"R"Us, Inc., one of America's leading retail toy chains, has announced plans for the largest rooftop solar power installation in North America - covering nearly 20 acres when complete. [ Read More ]

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is looking to invest $55 million to pick up a 15 percent equity stake in a new solar power development company which is sponsored by US-based SunEdison LLC. It … [ Read More ]

Satcon Technology Corporation, a provider of utility-scale power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, has achieved the number one position in market share for the North American solar… [ Read More ]

A report released by Greentech Media (GTM) Research of Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 16, found that concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology is breaking through into the utility-scale solar mark… [ Read More ]

There has been a steady increase in the number of people who are basing their decision on buying manufactured homes on energy efficiency and green living options provided in their homes. To sustain th… [ Read More ]

Marvell Semiconductor is offering the "first mass-manufacturing-ready" 40- and 100-watt-equivalent parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) light-emitting-diode (LED) retrofit lamp reference designs-which… [ Read More ]

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers, has just published ANSI C136.40-2011 American National Standard for… [ Read More ]

On May 6, Ontario-based EnerWorks signed an Agreement-in-Principle to sell 100 percent of its shares to Provision Solar-which operates under the name Proterra Solar and also has headquarters in Ontari… [ Read More ]

It's not unusual for a program to go on hiatus in Los Angeles-unless it's a government program. But now, if you're looking for a rebate under the Los Angeles Solar Incentive Program, there's not a ray… [ Read More ]

Many people go to Los Angeles seeking sun, power, and money. Now, they can get all three through a solar energy incentive program proposed by the local City Council. [ Read More ]

SunBorne Energy Technologies, a leading specialist in utility scale solar solutions, and Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., the world's largest producer of solar panels, have entered into a framework a… [ Read More ]

Nobel laureate and former U.S. Vice president Al Gore is bringing his climate crisis campaign to the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. On April 28, Gore unveiled the digital iOS version of his 2009 … [ Read More ]

Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. has unveiled a new manufacturing line called solar inks pilot at their newly extended facility. [ Read More ]

Plantronics, known for its personal audio communications for professionals and consumers, appears to be committed in its efforts to reduce impact on the environment. [ Read More ]

Following up on its own commitment to become a carbon-neutral campus by 2020, as well as a mandate for renewable energy in the District of Columbia, American University (AU) has announced that it is i… [ Read More ]

SOLON has selected Satcon Technology to supply twelve 1.25 megawatt (MW) Prism Platforms for Pacific Gas and Electric's (PG&E's) upcoming 15 MW ground mount installation near Fresno, CA., the company … [ Read More ]

Eugene, Ore.-based solar panel manufacturer Grape Solar has launched its home solar power systems with Costco Wholesale Corp. [ Read More ]

Google Ventures has announced its second clean energy investment since March-and its first-ever investment outside the United States. The venture capital arm of the search marketing giant intends to s… [ Read More ]

Following City Council approval last week, Sacramento- the oldest incorporated city in California - will become a solar energy innovator. The City plans to install 1.9 megawatts-more than 8,000 solar … [ Read More ]

The Bedford Report acts as an independent research portal that releases regular market updates on the Alternative energy Industry and has provided research reports on SatCon Technology Corporation and… [ Read More ]

Green Power Resource Management, Inc., a company dedicated to developing and promoting energy efficiency and environmentally sustainable energy sources, signed an exclusive Global Marketing Agreement … [ Read More ]

Satcon Technology Corporation announced that Solar Cells Hellas has selected it to install 20.5 megawatts (MW) of ground-mounted PV inverter solutions for projects distributed across locations in Sout… [ Read More ]

Solar hot water heating systems help to conserve energy and reduce electricity costs. They have been used for over a century now in the commercial sector but have yet to take off in a big way on the h… [ Read More ]

Nextreme Thermal Solutions, a provider of electronics cooling and energy harvesting solutions, announced a new power generation technology called 'Thermobility' that makes use of heat to power low-pow… [ Read More ]

Mobius has announced in a press release, that its mobile phone image recognition technology is being employed by BioBev, LLC, the creator and exclusive distributor of Sunkist Energy, for extending Sun… [ Read More ]

Sunrise Consulting Group announced it is planning a major foray into the international cell phone market immediately by designing solar-powered cell phone chargers. [ Read More ]

Initial consumer reaction to the G-1500 from Genesis Electronics Group has been very positive. The company began marketing its Solar Powered Charger designed for the iPhone 4 at Monticello based A… [ Read More ]

East Coast Diversified Corporation, a company recently acquired by EarthSearch Communications, Inc., a provider of proprietary technology enabling wireless communication between GPS and RFID, signed a… [ Read More ]

With the grand opening of the Petra Solar's Network Operations Center (NOC), the company will now be able to use its Smart Grid management software for remote management of all solar and Smart Grid as… [ Read More ]

For the last month and a half the NASA's NanoSail-D spacecraft has been held captive in its mother ship, but it has now been let free to spread its wings. Created to be the best way to propel spacecra… [ Read More ]

Solarflare, the company pioneering 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), and Torrey Point Group, LLC, a leading network architecture consultancy that provides customers with design, implementation and support … [ Read More ]

Solectria Renewables' CTO, Michael Zuercher-Martinson, will sit in on a technology panel at an upcoming solar power conference in New Jersey. [ Read More ]

Excessive government red tape, highly different regulations among towns and cities, and other illogical restrictions are adding up to a billion dollars in the U.S. residential solar power market, acco… [ Read More ]

In its latest initiative, FAFCO, the oldest and largest solar thermal manufacturer in the United States, has decided to provide complete business phone functionality over a variety of mobile phones by… [ Read More ]

FAFCO, the oldest and largest solar thermal manufacturer in the United States, deployed the MaxMobile unified communications application from AltiGen, a provider of 100 percent Microsoft-based VoIP bu… [ Read More ]

Through a recent press release, California based Sunvalley Solar, Inc. announced the signing of a $1.3 million deal with one of the region's largest grower, packer and shipper of multi-colored peppers… [ Read More ]

Looking to manage the project and development data of their Blythe Solar Power Project, Solar Millennium, LLC, the project development subsidiary of integrated solar solutions company Solar Trust of A… [ Read More ]

In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, San Diego's leading telecommunications provider of voice, video and data services, Cox Communications decided to turn to alternative energy for nearly all … [ Read More ]

Meritage Homes has signed a national agreement to use the Echo solar system as its exclusive solar solution across all of its solar-powered communities. The Echo solar system delivers more than twice … [ Read More ]

Petra Solar, a provider of grid-tied, pole-mounted, distributed solar generation systems and smart grid backbone for utilities, announced the launch of a research and development center in Amman, Jord… [ Read More ]

At the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) "Unveiled" evening event, Eton, SPOT and Tremont Power demonstrated gizmos equally applicable for casual use in the wild and in emergency situations. [ Read More ]

A new solar hybrid outdoor DC power system has been launched by high efficiency power system provider Eltek Valere. According to the announcement made by Eltek Valere, the power system has been specif… [ Read More ]

Stion, a U.S. based manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar panels, will build a new production facility in Mississippi as part of an incentive agreement with the state that includes a $75 mil… [ Read More ]

Suppose you had to choose from among a game of tennis, half a dozen laps round the jogging track, a sweaty work out at the gym and swimming, you, like most others would prefer the last form of exercis… [ Read More ]

To develop, construct, own and operate commercial scale (1 to 10 megawatts) behind-the-meter photovoltaic ("PV") solar electricity generating systems in New Jersey, NuGen Capital Management, LLC ("NuG… [ Read More ]

Trina Solar Limited, through its subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd., completed a 5 megawatt solar power plant developed by Lanco Infratech Limited, a rapidly growing business conglomera… [ Read More ]

Choice Solar recently announced the U.S. distribution of its powerful, lightweight, affordable solar iPhone charger and cell phone charger. The SunCharge, at 2.7 W generally delivers four to six times… [ Read More ]

According to Datamonitor, two 50MW concentrating solar power plants in Logrosan, Extremadura, Spain, are going to have two new owners. Itochu Corporation and Abengoa Solar have partnered for stakes in… [ Read More ]

Arizona's commitment to Clean Energy is evident in its investments in solar energy in and around Prescott. A 194 kilowatt system at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University completed in 2001, a small syst… [ Read More ]

According to the Tribune newspaper in San Luis Obispo, Calif., rooftop solar installation in the county "is spotty at best. One home or business with solar panels on the roof is typically surrounded b… [ Read More ]

Sungevity raised an additional $15 million in a recent funding round. The Series C funding was led by existing investors Greener Capital and Firelake Capital. Also leading the round was new investor, … [ Read More ]

In an exemplary victory of positive force, San Diego Gas & Electric Co started the construction of its Sunrise Powerlink project. To mark the victory, SDG&E hosted a catered lunch, which was attended … [ Read More ]

Canadian Solar Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar companies, and SkyPower Limited, one of Canada's largest owners and developers of solar energy pro… [ Read More ]

County Durham Development Company (CDDC) organized the Solar Flair 10 conference at Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street, which enlightened business representatives across the region and the U.K. about th… [ Read More ]

Solar power that is considered to be affordable may be the thing needed to get more consumers on board. Now, according to a Venture Beat report, Simpa Networks will have the opportunity to introduce a… [ Read More ]

A new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts indicates that India could attract $169 billion in clean power project investments over the next decade. The report, Global Clean Power: A $2.3 Trillion Opp… [ Read More ]

Global producer of solar panels, Suntech Power Holdings Co., is set to expand 1.2GW PV cell capacity. The company has announced updated financial guidance for fiscal year 2010, financial expectations … [ Read More ]

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded Westinghouse Solar another patent for its unique solar panel technology. [ Read More ]

Deploying solar panels are new way of getting natural energy. To produce solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at Flextronics' facility in Newmarket, Ontario, SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Mater… [ Read More ]

Natcore Technology, Inc., has formed strategic alliances to build solar cell production facilities. Officials with Natcore Technology said that three strategic alliances are aimed at accelerating t… [ Read More ]

Camstar Systems, Inc., a provider of solutions for manufacturing execution, process planning, enterprise quality management and supply chain intelligence, has announced that MiaSole, a manufacturer of… [ Read More ]

GT Solar International, Inc., a provider of polysilicon production technology, sapphire and silicon crystalline growth systems and materials for the solar, LED and other markets, has revealed that two… [ Read More ]