Solar energy is poised for yet another record year

According to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the U.S. solar industry is on course for a new growth record in 2015. The report found how … Continue reading “Solar energy is poised for yet another record year”


Solar competition: Google vs. MIT

Mapdwell, a technology created by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), has launched Solar System San Francisco: a solar mapping system that provides detailed and accurate information to more than 800,000 … Continue reading “Solar competition: Google vs. MIT”


SunPower to Build 100 MW Solar Power Plant in Nevada

SunPower, a major U.S. solar manufacturer headquartered in San Jose, CA, has revealed that it plans to build a 100 MW solar PV power plant for NV Energy in Nevada. … Continue reading “SunPower to Build 100 MW Solar Power Plant in Nevada”


Glass Coating Makes Solar Panels More Efficient

Last month, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed new technology which will make solar panels more efficient. This development combines the benefits of a unique … Continue reading “Glass Coating Makes Solar Panels More Efficient”


Engineers Develop Idea for Floating Solar Farm Solution

A floating solar farm that helps to grow fresh vegetables at sea and feed thousands of people? Sounds crazy – but one architectural firm came up with the idea in … Continue reading “Engineers Develop Idea for Floating Solar Farm Solution”


How to get to a solar-based future, according to MIT

A new development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology outlines their take on solar power’s future and offers a detailed vision of the future, but finds problems in the support … Continue reading “How to get to a solar-based future, according to MIT”


New Material Can Boost Solar Cells by 50 Percent

Researchers at Stanford University have found a way to augment ordinary silicon solar cells with a material called a perovskite, according to TechnologyReview.com. Putting this new kind of photovoltaic material … Continue reading “New Material Can Boost Solar Cells by 50 Percent”


Google Backs Utah’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Google and Norwegian power company Scatec Solar have teamed up to build Utah’s largest solar power plant, making this project Google’s eighteenth renewable energy investment. Google and Scatec, along with … Continue reading “Google Backs Utah’s Largest Solar Power Plant”


How Should Utilities Value Solar?

The ever-advancing field of solar energy is constantly changing and adapting to emerging trends in solar cell technology. In the next few years, electricity providers will have to face the … Continue reading “How Should Utilities Value Solar?”

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