Recent Solar

Astronergy Launches Mass Production of High Power Polycrystalline PV Modules

Astronergy announces that it has begun mass production of new polycrystalline modules with average output of the 60-series reaching 260W per panel. The integration of new technologies, materials and manufacturing process leads to a significant increase in module efficiencies. Reaching the average output of 260Wp for each panel which is composed of 60 high efficiency […]

Building-Integrated Solar Air Heating Systems Hit Milestone

According to new industry data, a growing sector of the U.S. solar energy industry has reached a major milestone, with 5 million square feet of building-integrated solar air heating collectors now installed in North America. Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), says these systems represent 250 megawatts (MW) of […]

Vivint Solar Expands Maryland Presence Into North Baltimore And Frederick Areas

Leading U.S. Solar Installer to Open Two More Regional Offices in The Free State, Hire 85 Employees to Offer Homeowners Lower Cost Energy Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar provider, today announced its growing presence in Maryland with expansion into the North Baltimore and Frederick areas. Vivint Solar first made its offerings available to Maryland residents in early […]

KYOCERA’s Solar-Powered Recharging Station for Electric Vehicles Installed at SHINTEC HOZUMI for Disaster Prevention

Clean, renewable energy charged to plug-in hybrid vehicles can be utilized as backup power in times of emergency Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (herein “KCCS”) announced today that they have installed a “Solar Cycle Station for EV” at the headquarters of Shintec Hozumi Co., Ltd. in […]

Shiny Quantum Dots brighten Future of Solar Cells

Photovoltaic solar-panel windows could be next for your house A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. Their project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can […]

Yingli Green Energy Signs Framework Agreement with United PV for the Acquisition of 300 MW Solar PV Plants

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company,”) the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer in the world, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited (“Yingli China,”) has entered into a framework agreement with United Photovoltaic Group Limited (“United PV” […]

Advanced Energy Expands Thin Film Product Offerings With Acquisition of High Voltage Power Supplies Manufacturer, HiTek Power Group

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS) today announced it has acquired HiTek Power Group (HiTek), a privately-held provider of high voltage power solutions. Based in the United Kingdom, the company offers a comprehensive portfolio of high voltage and custom built power conversion products ranging from 100V to 500kV designed to meet the demanding requirements of OEMs […]

Alliant Energy helps Renewable Energy grow through Partnerships with Customers

Majority of renewable energy in Iowa comes from wind and solar This year, Alliant Energy electric utility customers across Iowa will generate more renewable energy than ever before. In the last three years, the number of Alliant Energy customers who have installed a renewable energy generation system on their home or business in Iowa has […]

Minnesota Regulators back Solar Plan

Minnesota regulators voted 4-0 Thursday to give a tentative go-ahead to a proposed large-scale solar energy project that would generate power for Xcel Energy but also authorized the utility to negotiate deals to meet some of its needs for more power from natural gas. Edina-based Geronimo Energy wants to build 20 large solar power arrays […]

Standard Solar Completes 800kw Solar Installation at Delaware Technical Community College; Delaware’s Largest Combined Use of Carports, Rooftops and Ground Mounts

Project reinforces College’s dedication to advancing energy management studies; financing arranged by Urban Grid In late December 2013 Delaware Technical Community College became host to Delaware’s largest combined use of carport, rooftop and ground mount arrays in a solar installation. Standard Solar, Inc., a leader in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of […]