Solar Power & Energy News

  • What Biden and a Blue Wave Mean for First Solar January 9, 2021 9:19 pm Investing.com By Liz Moyer and Peter Nurse Investing.com -- With a solidly blue Congress, President-elect Joe Biden’s $2 trillion clean energy plan has a greater chance of succeeding, and that’s welcome news to solar companies. The prospect has lifted the energy sector …
  • Tigo Optimizers Chosen by Charged Up Energy to Pair with SMA Inverters as Residential PV Business Expands in North America January 5, 2021 3:03 pm Odessa American - Texas CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 5, 2021-- Tigo Energy, Inc., the worldwide leader in Flex-MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics), announced today that Charged Up Energy has chosen Tigo’s Optimizers and SMA inverters as its preferred UL PV Rapid …
  • Our favorite photos from a remarkable year December 28, 2020 9:00 am High Country News   A year like 2020 requires a special “thank you” to the photographers who have contributed so generously to High Country News. While writers can call, email and meet virtually with their sources, visual journalists simply cannot work from home. Despite a …
  • 3 Solar Stocks to Let Hibernate for the Winter December 9, 2020 8:37 pm Financial Content I am a firm believer in solar energy, and It’s been a great year for solar stocks. As storage technology becomes better, and the global middle class grows, solar stocks will remain excellent investments moving forward. However, some companies in the space …
  • 7 Stocks to Buy While Interest Rates Rise December 8, 2020 5:41 pm Financial Content Over the last decade, investors have become accustomed to low interest rates. Inflation is no longer the threat, they say. Deflation is the threat. During the pandemic, the Federal Reserve pushed rates to zero to keep the economy afloat. Investors who bet …
  • Trump EPA could kick biofuel blending to Biden November 30, 2020 3:28 pm Politico With help from Anthony Adragna Editor’s Note: Morning Energy is a free version of POLITICO Pro Energy's morning newsletter, which is delivered to our subscribers each morning at 6 a.m. The POLITICO Pro platform combines the news you need with tools you …
  • US Government Puts $130 Million More Into Solar Tech November 24, 2020 11:13 pm CleanTechnica Clean Power Published on November 24th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan 0 November 24th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  Continuing a decades-long trend, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has put a few million dollars into further research and development of solar power …
  • Nikola's (NKLA) CEO Mark Russell on Q3 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript November 10, 2020 3:24 am Seeking Alpha Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ:NKLA) Q3 2020 Earnings Conference Call November 9, 2020 4:30 PM ET Company Participants Britton Worthen – Chief Legal Officer Mark Russell – Chief Executive Officer Umran Ashraf – Global Head-Vehicle Engineering Kim Brady – Chief …
  • Dow erases last week’s losses as election rally gains steam November 6, 2020 1:08 am New York Post US stocks rallied for a fourth consecutive day Thursday as Wall Street welcomed the likelihood of a gridlocked government with the presidential race still in flux. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 28,390.18 +542.52, points, or 2 percent, to close …
  • Native American teachers, entrepreneurs seek new ways to close digital divide October 16, 2020 4:21 pm MSNBC Mark Sorensen and members of the Navajo-run nonprofit Protect Native Elders wheeled squeaky metal carts stacked high with boxes of digital tablets along the winding gray sidewalk toward the STAR School. On this humid August day, the STAR School, an acronym …
  • Jack’s Solar Garden celebrates its opening September 25, 2020 11:29 pm BizWest LONGMONT — Jack’s Solar Garden LLC, a solar energy company, celebrated the opening of its five-acre, 1.2-megawatt solar panel and agriculture farm near Longmont Friday. Art, music and conversations about renewable energy took place underneath the farm’s 8- …
  • Elon Musk Explains Why Tesla Solar Power Is So Cheap — CleanTechnica Exclusive September 13, 2020 7:14 am CleanTechnica Clean Power Published on September 12th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan 0 September 12th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  Last weekend, I wrote an article about the fact that the cost of solar power has dropped significantly in recent years. I started off by looking at …
  • Federal land agency is behind the times on utility-scale solar buildout rules September 10, 2020 2:44 pm The Hill The Bureau of Land Management, the single biggest steward of real estate in the U.S., often finds itself in the crossfire of heated arguments over how best to use and/or protect the more than 250 million acres it is responsible for across the American …
  • Extreme heat is here, and it’s deadly September 1, 2020 4:41 pm High Country News In Maricopa County, Arizona, where a high school student named Gabe Arroyo lives, all the houses have roofs covered in solar panels and walls with built-in battery storage. Large metal energy collectors, shaped like satellites, sprout amid cacti in the …
  • 7 Facts About Solar Energy That Might Surprise You August 26, 2020 10:11 am Financial Content For more than a decade, solar has been one of the highest-potential growth opportunities in the energy sector. That's worked out well for some companies and ended badly for others, but amid the turbulence, this industry has gone from a nascent …
  • Fact Check: Joe Biden Mismanaged the 2009 Stimulus August 21, 2020 3:44 am Breitbart CLAIM: Joe Biden led America’s economic recovery in 2009, when he oversaw the Obama administration’s stimulus. VERDICT: FALSE. Biden’s management of the stimulus was a disaster, with a buggy website and failures like Solyndra. Democrats keep citing Biden’s …
  • Solar panel windows achieve record-breaking energy efficiency August 18, 2020 4:23 pm The Independent Researchers have achieved an efficiency record for transparent solar cells, paving the way for skyscraper windows to serve as power sources. A team from the University of Michigan used an organic, carbon-based design to transform sunlight into electricity …
  • Solar panels are starting to die. What will we do with the megatons of toxic trash? August 16, 2020 1:13 am Salon Solar panels are an increasingly important source of renewable power that will play an essential role in fighting climate change. They are also complex pieces of technology that become big, bulky sheets of electronic waste at the end of their lives — and …
  • County to install solar panels at Westport training center August 14, 2020 11:36 pm Waunakee Tribune - Wisconsin The Dane County Board of Supervisors has voted to install solar panels at the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center in the town of Westport. The project, which was approved unanimously by the board at its meeting on Aug. 13, will cost the county just …
  • Study Shows Energy Potential of Solar Units Hung on Side of Buildings August 7, 2020 12:11 am AZoCleantech Written by AZoCleantechAug 6 2020 By integrating solar harvesting concepts into the sides of a building, builders could considerably reduce the amount of energy that a structure would require from the grid. Image Credit: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. …
  • Nikola's (NKLA) CEO Mark Russell on Q2 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript August 5, 2020 4:27 pm Seeking Alpha Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ:NKLA) Q2 2020 Earnings Conference Call August 4, 2020 4:00 PM ET Company Participants Britton Worthen – Chief Legal Officer Mark Russell – Chief Executive Officer Kim Brady – Chief Financial Officer Conference Call Participants …
  • Incorporating solar harvesting into the side of buildings could enhance energy sustainability August 5, 2020 3:45 pm Phys.org If builders could incorporate solar harvesting into the siding of a building, the amount of energy from the grid that a structure would need may significantly decrease. In research published recently in Renewable Energy, a team of researchers from …
  • The Energy 202: The oil lobby is already finding fault with Biden's new climate plan July 17, 2020 9:54 pm The Washington Post But at the same time, oil and gas industry representatives are choosing their words carefully, preparing for a new political landscape if Biden wins the presidential election, and aiming to still have a seat at the table when it comes to crafting federal …
  • The Energy 202: The oil lobby is already finding fault with Biden’s new climate plan July 16, 2020 1:13 pm The Washington Post with Paulina Firozi The oil and gas sector is not thrilled with several parts of Joe Biden’s new climate plan. Petroleum industry representatives are arguing the former vice president’s plan to mandate a transition from gas-fired power to renewables will …
  • Dow ends nearly 400 points lower, U.S. stocks swoon, on doubts of quick economic recovery July 7, 2020 8:43 pm MarketWatch U.S. stocks on Tuesday ended sharply lower, with the S&P 500 snapping its 5-day win streak, as investors grew wary of the economic, public-health and policy response to the coronavirus pandemic. Equities lost steam after the White House reiterated a …