China has come to dominate the global solar market, producing about 70% of photovoltaic panels sold globally, driven by various government incentives and policy mechanisms. Solar companies in the country have built up a massive 65 GW of production capacity and have emerged among the lowest-cost solar vendors in the world. Show More Summary
Originally published on Solar Love. Chinese solar panel manufacturers are dominating players in the Indian solar power market, recently released data by the Indian government show. According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India imported 161.5 million solar panels in financial year 2014–15. Show More Summary
Solar energy advocates argued NV Energy was trying to take away the incentive to install solar panels.
This looks like a good idea: Britain’s solar boom is over after ministers announced they would offer virtually no subsidies for people to install panels on their homes. For there’s no actual reason for the UK to offer such subsidies. Despite these claims: Alasdair Cameron, from Friends of the Earth, said: “From California to China, […]
China is likely to see 1 to 2 of its weakest major solar panel makers close over the next year in a campaign led by Beijing. Given Yingli's financial troubles it is the most likely candidate to make the first exit.
David Boaz Back in 2011 I wrote several times about the failure of Solyndra, the solar panel company that was well connected to the Obama administration. Then, as with so many stories, the topic passed out of the headlines and I lost touch with it. Show More Summary
The sun has become one of the leading sources of clean and renewable energy in the US. More specifically, during the third quarter of 2014, panels that generate 1,354 MW of solar were installed in various parts of the country, which represents a 41% in
It looked good on paper. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.—the large, relentless and hugely successful chip manufacturing firm—announced it will shut down TSMC Solar, which produced thin film solar panels made with CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide), by the end of the month. Earlier this year, it sold its LED lighting business. “Despite [...]
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Top leaders of a troubled solar panel company that cost taxpayers a half-billion dollars repeatedly misled federal officials and omitted information about the firm’s financial prospects as they sought to win a major government loan, according to a newly-released federal investigative report. Show More Summary
Solar panels are an amazing piece of engineering, but without exactly the right conditions they can be pretty fickle. One of the most important conditions is that the panel be pointed at the sun, and precise aiming of the panel can be done with a solar tracker. Show More Summary
SunEdison’s plans to set up a solar PV module manufacturing facility in Brazil may soon be taking shape. According to reports in the Brazilian media, SunEdison is planning a joint venture with renewable energy project developer Renova...Show More Summary
The White House on Monday juiced up its push to spread solar panels, smart-grid technology and renewable energy technologies.
WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The White House on Monday expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday announced plans to increase renewable energy exploration and decrease homeowners' cost of using rooftop solar panels and other such energies.
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Last week Google unveiled a breakthrough project that could boost solar panel installations across the States. Show More Summary
Originally published on the ECOreport. A typical solar install, on an existing home, can cost homeowners an extra $2,500 for invasive and time-consuming panel upgrades. In some cases, these upgrades cost up to $10,000 — and that does not include structural impacts to walls, stucco, and landscaping. Show More Summary
Through satellite imagery, Project Sunroof visualizes how much you can save when you cover your roof with solar panels
Google’s new tool, Project Sunroof, aims to help homeowners determine if solar panels are a good fit for a home by calculating the roof’s solar potential. The app uses high-resolution Google Earth data to calculate the usable sunlight per year and provides an estimate of the potential energy savings...