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NSW regulator cuts feed-in tariff benchmark by 14%

IPART cuts recommended price for solar exports to 4.8 cents per kWh citing lower wholesale spot prices during daytime period.

Solar Power Advocates Win Temporary Victory in Nevada Energy Debate

Solar energy advocates argued NV Energy was trying to take away the incentive to install solar panels.

Top 5 Green Energy Breakthroughs Today

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) – – Switching to green energy sources like wind and solar is necessary to save the planet from increased concentrations of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide,…

100 MW Solar Project In Works For North Carolina

US solar power company Principal Power is teaming up with Entropy Investment Management to co-develop its first major solar project. The 100 MW solar power project will be located in Cumberland County, in North Carolina, and is set to generate enough electricity to generate the equivalent needs of 20,000 average US homes. Show More Summary

Australian Start Up Creates Solar And Electric Powered Luxury Sports Car

14 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Looking more like a futuristic roadster from the film, Minority Report, an Australian start up has been working with Swinburne University of Technology to create an electric, solar powered luxury sports car called Immortus.

How Technology Is Fueling The Push Toward Solar

Solar energy in the United States has seen immense momentum throughout the years. When the Solar Energy Industries Association released its annual report in 2008, it concluded that U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity reached a total of 1.183 gigawatts — a stellar achievement at the time. Show More Summary

The Solar Sunflower: Harnessing the power of 5,000 suns

The Sunflower has a massive total efficiency of around 80%, thanks to very clever tech.

3 GW More Solar Power Capacity For Madhya Pradesh In 2 Years

Originally posted on Solar Love. According to an announcement made by senior government officials, the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh plans to enhance its solar power generation capacity to about 3 GW in the next two years. DomesticShow More Summary

Brazilian Government Approved 11.26 GW Of Projects To Compete At Solar Auction

Originally published on Solar Love. The current renewable energy auction (First Energy Reserve Auction), which took place yesterday, August 28, 2015, was a crowded one. It included the competition of more than 11.26 gigawatts (GW) of potential capacity, via 341 different projects. Show More Summary

1-Cent Solar In Germany, Nuclear-Free Switzerland, Obama Stuff… (Clean Electricity Link Drop)

Can’t get enough clean electricity reading? Here’s more! Solar Solar + Electric Transport = Huge Social Implications Net Metering Review: Value of Solar Energy Higher Than Retail Electric Rates Obama Just Picked The Customer’s Side Against...Show More Summary

10 GW Solar Power Policy Launched In Gujarat

Originally posted on Solar Love. The Department of Energy and Petrochemicals has released a new solar policy for the Indian state of Gujarat which aims to scale up solar power generation to 10 GW by 2020. The new policy (called “Gujarat Solar Policy-2015“) promises to achieve solar energy targets in a sustainable manner. Show More Summary

California Achieve’s New Utility-Scale Solar Energy Generation Peak Of 6.931 GW

Originally published on Solar Love. The state of California has achieved a new electricity generation peak record for utility-scale solar energy, according to recent reports. The new record of 6.391 gigawatts (alternating current, not direct current) was achieved on August 20, 2015, according to California’s grid operator. Show More Summary

Simple Solar From Cedar Falls Utilities — Crowdfunded Community Solar

A new community solar energy program was somewhat recently unveiled by Cedar Falls Utilities — a utility company based out of Cedar Falls, Iowa — that’ll see the company’s customers given the option to invest into the creation of a solar energy installation, and thereby receive a share of the electricity produced by the installation. Show More Summary

Solar Opponents Win: Palen to be Trough not Tower

According to a filing with the California Energy Commission (CEC) this week, Abengoa has apparently given up on attempting to permit what would have been California’s second concentrated solar power (CSP) project after Ivanpah to use tower technology. Show More Summary

The death of the solar subsidy

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, […]

Tiny solar cells could soon charge electric vehicles while on the road

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Researchers claim to have hit on the right combination of solar cell type and battery to charge an electric vehicle battery with higher efficiency than ever before. The team behind the research says the system could soon make it possible...Show More Summary

Are customers ready for solar? Just ask Google 

With just an address, Google, using the power of Google Maps, can now look up a residence and analyze the cost effectiveness of installing solar. Project Sunroof, as it is called, was announced on Google’s blog. Google engineer and tool creator Carl Elkin wrote, “As a volunteer with the Boston-based solar program Solarize Massachusetts and […]

Hanergy Thin Film to Cut Staff By More Than a Third

Hanergy Thin Film, a Chinese solar technology company in a stand off with Hong Kong regulators said late on Friday that it will cut head count by more than a third as part of a restructuring.

What You Need to Know about Solar Power

"The world is finally producing renewable energy at an industrial scale." -Achim Steiner The U.S. energy is booming and now is the time for businesses, homeowners and investors to profit. Solar energy isn't just limited to the US; it has now become a global standard. Show More Summary

Tornado-Resistant Phoenix Solar House Rises From the Ashes After Natural Disasters

The team includes students from three neighboring universities: the University of Louisville, Ball State University, and the University of Kentucky. Each of the universities provided a special kind of expertise needed for the project - the University of Louisville

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