Getting tired of solar technology advancements? Me neither. The latest one we’ve got for you is about ever-popular peel-and-stick solar cells. Check out the news, reposted from Le Solar Love: Thanks to intelligence and academic investigation, solar may soon get more convenient and more easily accessible for application and use. Collaboration is important to achieving the massive generation of renewable energy that we need. And such collaboration has helped the development of peel-and-stick solar cells. … Read More
Unstable global energy supplies and greatly reduced federal funding might be the two biggest threats facing the US Air Force – but it looks like clean energy technology is the solution to both. The USAF's Energy Strategic Plan outlines a major shift toward energy efficiency, renewables, distributed generation and microgrids, and green building to "actively seek solutions to the energy challenges that pose a threat to our operations."
Haven’t had enough First Solar news lately? No worries, below are three big stories (or four, depending on how you count them) about this top solar company: Reposted from El Solar Love: If I was a gambler, I’d put some of my money on First Solar (and, to be honest, I’m thinking about it). Some of its latest big announcements, which I’ll discuss in more detail below, include: crushing the set a new world record for … Read More
Walgreens is going to produce more energy than it uses at one of its Midwest stores, what it believes will be the first net-zero energy retail store. The store will use solar panels, wind turbines, and geothermal energy, according to the plans. Of course, it will also include energy efficient (like LEDs, green building materials, and “ultra-high-efficiency refrigeration”). Walgreens is a typical appearance of retail in each corner and strip mall of the US. Now, this … Read More
A breakthrough in microalgae oil production has been made by researchers at Solazyme. The new technology accelerates the ability of microalgae to produce a variety of different types of renewable oils in the same location; for use in fuels, food, personal-care products, or in the chemical industry. The improvements are possible simply as a result of utilizing standard industrial fermentation (as opposed to open ponds) in combination with Solazyme’s new patented microalgae strains. We’ve covered … Read More
Brazil, known for sand, soccer, and samba, is inching its way towards being an emerging global solar energy player, thanks to some recent action in the country. According to the country’s electricity regulator, twelve requests for new PV projects have been received since the middle of march, totalling more than 300 MW. PV Magazine notes that Arigo Solar Energia SPE was one of the top companies who bid for projects, with a new 30 MW PV … Read More
The average cost of turnkey solar power plants in Switzerland decreased by a whopping 40% between 2001 and 2012, a new report indicate. 94 installers and 402 photovoltaic solar power plant operators were interviewed for this report. Feed-in tariffs were actually reduced by 8% early this year in Switzerland. Last year, they were reduced three times. The first of these reductions was an 8% one in the beginning of the year, followed by a 10% cut … Read More
We’ve been casting an envious eye on the growth of renewable energy in Europe, especially Germany, and here comes Moody’s Investors Service with a warning that the trend has been so strong that it’s threatening the credit quality of thermal generation companies. That’s all well and good in terms of renewables crowding out fossil fuels, but the down side of Moody’s renewable energy report is that at least some conventional power plants will still be … Read More