Solar Power & Energy News

  • Here comes the sun: 35,000 panels on new city solar site are sending electricity to Columbia homes July 26, 2021 1:16 pm The Missourian Solar panels charge in the sun at the Truman Solar Site July 19 near the St. Charles exit on I-70 in Columbia. The solar farm covers 94 acres and will help the city meet its renewable energy goals. Tanishka R./Missourian Drive east on Interstate 70 …
  • 'Postcard from the future'- Hawaii solar fight could echo nationally - E&E News July 23, 2021 8:50 am EIN Presswire Clarification appended.  Hawaii regulators are considering competing proposals for valuing rooftop solar in a proceeding that could make or break the state’s clean energy goals and reverberate in the U.S. mainland. Renewable energy groups, Hawaii’s largest …
  • After 2020 Boom, Campervan and RV Rentals Are Still Revved Up July 21, 2021 6:13 pm Minnesota Monthly A Voyager campervan overlooks Lake SuperiorCourtesy of Voyager CampervansWith her husband in tow, Danielle Dickinson used to enjoy roughin’-it camping escapades. “But as we’ve gotten older, sleeping on the floor of a tent is not as comfortable,” the 37- …
  • “Darth Vander” Is Original Off-Grid Conversion From Freedom Vans - Part Garage July 16, 2021 11:39 am Autoevolution That’s right, the Darth Vander. It must be one of the longest running vans I've come across, and it belongs to none other than the owners of Freedom Vans, a sort of Mom-and-Pop van conversion shop with some mind-blowing work. Just check out the one of …
  • Are Solar Panels Worth It for Your Home? July 15, 2021 12:54 am Ecowatch While solar energy has plenty of benefits, there are also high upfront costs associated with installing a home renewable energy system. So, at the end of the day, are solar panels worth it? If you want to minimize your ecological impact while reducing or …
  • Guest Column: NTUA fails to get community consent for Cameron solar project July 12, 2021 9:58 am EIN Presswire By Jessica Keetso Tó Nizhóní Ání On May 6, 2021, Cameron Chapter hosted an online community forum to discuss the proposed Cameron Solar Generating Facility. Navajo Tribal Utility Authority representatives and Cameron Chapter officials were in …
  • 12 Best Environmental Stocks to Invest In July 5, 2021 3:10 pm Insider Monkey In this article, we will take a look at the 12 best environmental stocks to invest in. You can skip our comprehensive analysis of these companies and go directly to the 5 Best Environmental Stocks to Invest In. Apart from fighting a pandemic, the world is …
  • Dayv Morgan: Selling with solar? Emphasize your savings July 4, 2021 12:08 am EIN Presswire The abundant sunshine in Arizona makes rooftop solar panels an appealing feature for homebuyers considering a resale home. Market indications show the value of solar panels is often less than sellers hope for when selling, however. Out of the 2,415 …
  • Data centres vs weather: Greener solar panels for Azure in Arizona, but snow elsewhere June 28, 2021 11:20 am ZDNet The new Arizona Azure region doesn't just use solar panels for energy; it uses less carbon-intensive solar panels built on the same kind of production line as flat screen TVs, using cadmium telluride – mining by-products that would otherwise end up in …
  • Are Your Solar Stocks Safe? June 28, 2021 8:56 am Auto Manufacturers A few days ago, Bloomberg reported that the Biden administration was mulling banning imports of polysilicon from Xinjiang, China, a region responsible for supplying ~45% of the world's solar-grade polysilicon. Just before leaving office, the Trump …
  • New York court suspends Giuliani’s law license, citing Trump election lies. June 24, 2021 4:18 pm The New York Times LiveUpdated  June 24, 2021, 12:12 p.m. ET June 24, 2021, 12:12 p.m. ET Here’s what you need to know: White House negotiators and a group of senators reached a tentative agreement Wednesday evening on the contours of what would be a bipartisan …
  • ‘We Have a Deal’: Biden Agrees to Bipartisan Infrastructure Compromise June 24, 2021 2:49 pm The New York Times LiveUpdated  June 24, 2021, 1:36 p.m. ET June 24, 2021, 1:36 p.m. ET Here’s what you need to know: President Biden struck an infrastructure deal on Thursday with a bipartisan group of senators, signing on to their plan to provide about $579 billion in new …
  • 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 …