Solar Power & Energy News

  • U.S. to block some solar goods made in Xinjiang region June 24, 2021 5:57 am Japan Times The U.S. is poised to bar some solar products made in China’s Xinjiang region, according to several people familiar with the matter, marking one of the Biden administration’s biggest steps yet to counter alleged human rights abuses against China’s ethnic …
  • Solar-Panel Maker in U.S. Takes on China June 21, 2021 9:10 pm Wall Street Journal WALBRIDGE, Ohio—Solar panels are part of any formula for fighting climate change, yet the U.S. makes few of them, since subsidized manufacturers in China dominate the market. First Solar Inc. is trying to change that. It has just committed to building a …
  • How SIRC and its Family of Companies Make Hay While the Sun Shines June 14, 2021 3:09 pm Financial Content Solar power in the United States is booming. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, solar accounted for 43% of all new electricity-generating capacity added in the U.S. in 2020 — representing solar’s largest-ever share of new generating …
  • Top US solar panel manufacturer to build third facility in Ohio June 9, 2021 7:51 pm WKBN 27 - Ohio by: Rachel Wagoner, Farm and Dairy Posted: Jun 9, 2021 / 01:45 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 9, 2021 / 01:46 PM EDT Adobe Stock (Farm and Dairy) – Solar panel manufacturer First Solar announced plans June 9 to build a third facility in northwest Ohio.  …
  • 3rd solar panel plant to open in Ohio, bringing 500 jobs June 9, 2021 7:26 pm The Journal Gazette   Associated Press PERRYSBURG, Ohio -- A solar panel maker announced plans on Wednesday to build a third factory in Ohio and add 500 jobs near Toledo. First Solar Inc. said the new plant will double its production capacity. The Biden administration’s …
  • Why adding holograms to solar cells could led to massive performance boost May 28, 2021 2:17 am Renew Economy Holograms could hold the secret to solving a common problem with solar cell designs, allowing solar cells to capture sunlight that would normally be wasted and boosting electricity yields by as much as five per cent. The research, recently published in the …
  • Holograms increase solar energy yield May 25, 2021 8:39 pm EIN Presswire The energy available from sunlight is 10,000 times more than what is needed to supply the world's energy demands. Sunlight has two main properties that are useful in the design of renewable energy systems. The first is the amount power falling on a …
  • Solar panels are key to Biden's energy plan. But the global supply chain may rely on forced labor from China May 14, 2021 4:50 am EIN Presswire But new research suggests that much of that work could rely on the exploitation of the region's Uyghur population and other ethnic and religious minorities, potentially tainting a significant portion of the global supply chain for a renewable energy …
  • South Dakota has sun but does it use it? May 13, 2021 8:44 pm KELO - South Dakota SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota has on average more than 200 days with sun. Websites that track weather and other data don’t list South Dakota as a top 10 sunniest state but do say that the state has about 213 sunny days on average. Rapid City …
  • Large-scale solar panel project in Stuarts Draft goes dark after commission denial May 12, 2021 9:34 pm The News Leader - Virginia STUARTS DRAFT — Solar or agriculture? The hot topic consumed Augusta County's planning commission and Stuart's Draft residents with hundred of acres of solar panels on the horizon. Now, those acres of farmland and soil in the countryside of Stuarts …
  • Why it’s so hard to replace a Nissan LEAF battery May 7, 2021 10:43 am WHYY FM - Pennsylvania Simply put, thermal runaway is a chain reaction that leads to lithium-ion batteries overheating very quickly. The frequency of those occurrences, they were told, was only around one in a million-to-one in 10 million. “But if you calculated the fact that …
  • Biden Wants ‘Clean’ Electricity By 2035. A Pandemic-Driven Fall In Solar Jobs Complicates That May 6, 2021 1:12 pm Forbes Topline The U.S. solar industry will need to nearly quadruple its workforce by 2035 in order to meet President Joe Biden’s goal of a carbon-free electricity industry, after the solar workforce suffered a 6.7% drop in employees in 2020 fueled by the Covid- …
  • New US CISO appointments, April 2021 April 30, 2021 9:07 am CSO The upper ranks of corporate security are seeing a high rate of change as companies try to adapt to the evolving threat landscape. Many companies are hiring a chief security officer (CSO) or chief information security officer (CISO) for the first time to …
  • How Green Is Wind Power, Really? A New Report Tallies Up The Carbon Cost Of Renewables April 28, 2021 12:51 pm EIN Presswire Finsihed blades ready for shipment. Corbis via Getty Images How green is wind power? It’s not a simple question. Of course the wind blows without carbon emissions, but catching it isn’t easy. Building and erecting wind turbines requires hundreds of tons of …
  • An idea takes root: Jack’s Solar Garden, Sprout City Farms break ground on Boulder County solar project April 25, 2021 3:52 am Daily Camera While the larks sing in the trees and farm fields just south of Longmont, solar panels spread over five acres drink in the Colorado sunshine. Soon, fruits, vegetables and herbs will sprout in the partial shade under the technology. Ground broke on the …
  • What the numbers tell us about Biden’s promise of high-paying green jobs April 22, 2021 12:50 pm PolitiFact President Joe Biden believes Washington can deliver on two big promises at the same time: tackling climate change and creating jobs. And his policy dreams depend on his ability to effectively sell that idea. "Imagine knowing that you’re handing your …
  • Louisiana businesses face reality of no new federal offshore leases anytime soon April 18, 2021 3:16 pm The Advocate Businesses which rely on oil and gas activity off Louisiana's coast fear that fossil fuels could track a similar demise as the coal industry and that jobs could disappear without enough renewable fuels jobs to replace them. President Joe Biden wants to …
  • Industrial property continues to be a hot segment for Việt Nam’s real estate market with mounting enquiries as manufacturers seek to mitigate risk and diversify supply chains, according to Savills Việt Nam. April 3, 2021 3:12 am Viet Nam News   Around 180 students from six universities gather at the HCM City University of Technology and Education on April 2 with their engineering-based innovations for the Engineering Projects in Community Service contest. — Photo courtesy of Arizona State …
  • Biden pushes governors to reinstate mask mandates, as the C.D.C. director warns of ‘impending doom.’ March 30, 2021 2:02 pm The New York Times Last Updated March 30, 2021, 8:30 a.m. ET March 30, 2021, 8:30 a.m. ET The president’s “Build Back Better” proposal could cost $3 trillion to $4 trillion, and faces Republican opposition as well as some Democratic resistance. His energy plan includes East …
  • Mike Pompeo grows more combative as he eyes 2024. March 30, 2021 3:48 am The New York Times Last Updated March 29, 2021, 10:37 p.m. ET March 29, 2021, 10:37 p.m. ET The president’s “Build Back Better” proposal could cost $3 trillion to $4 trillion, and faces Republican opposition as well as some Democratic resistance. His energy plan includes …
  • Rayont Inc appoints Mr. Aleem Sheikh as President and CEO to position the Company for Growth. March 25, 2021 1:00 pm EIN Presswire Queensland, Australia, March 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rayont Inc. (“Rayont” or the “Company”) (OTC PINK: RAYT), an international healthcare company specializing in the manufacturing of alternative medicine products and services across the entire value …
  • 7 Stocks at the Forefront of Fighting Climate Change March 18, 2021 7:00 pm Financial Content Concerns over resource scarcity as well as climate change have been getting increased attention. Covid-19 has also led to more discussions on avoiding future crises on a global scale, especially regarding the environment. Consumer behavior typically has a …
  • Pure nonsense: Debunking the latest attack on renewable energy March 1, 2021 2:52 pm Arc Technica Enlarge / Miraculously, the video at issue did not accuse wind turbines of causing cancer. 63 with 48 posters participating, including story author Our editor-in-chief obviously hates me. That's the only conclusion I could reach after he asked me …
  • Warding off winter water woes February 18, 2021 8:18 pm Country Folks by Tamara Scully Providing fresh water to livestock on pasture when temperatures are below freezing can be challenging. During the recent Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference, a panel of three grazers shared how they’ve made winter watering less of a …
  • Solar project brings more renewable energy to Webster County February 14, 2021 3:32 am EIN Presswire Iowa is typically not a place people would consider to be a hotbed of solar energy production. That seems like a better description of sunny Arizona, not the currently snowy Iowa. But some experts who work in the solar energy field have calculated that the …