NRECA TechAdvantage Conference Prepares for the Smart Grid

A main theme at the NRECA TechAdvantage Conference in New Orleans, LA this week is preparing electric cooperatives (co-ops) for the smart grid, which included focus on integrating utility solar … Continue reading “NRECA TechAdvantage Conference Prepares for the Smart Grid”


Xcel Proposes Two Solar-storage Projects in Denver

Xcel Energy is taking on a new task to test battery storage for solar power in the Denver area. They have recently proposed a plan of adding two new storage … Continue reading “Xcel Proposes Two Solar-storage Projects in Denver”


Utility-Scale Solar Booms as Costs Drop, Challenging Gas on Price

The utility-scale solar market has been growing, and its prices are beginning to give natural gas prices, one of its biggest competitors, serious competition. Solar may now be a better … Continue reading “Utility-Scale Solar Booms as Costs Drop, Challenging Gas on Price”


Pentagon betting heavily on Wind and Sun

The Pentagon will be adding more massive solar panel grid fields to their military bases this week. This is only the latest in a series of newly announced solar projects, … Continue reading “Pentagon betting heavily on Wind and Sun”


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”


Utility-Scale Solar Generation Is 31 Times Higher Today Than a Decade Ago

America’s utility-scale solar continues to hit cost and generation records and is actually 31 times higher today than it was ten years ago, according to an article published in The … Continue reading “Utility-Scale Solar Generation Is 31 Times Higher Today Than a Decade Ago”


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”


Wind and Solar To Become the ‘Least-Cost Option Almost Universally’

Wind and solar costs are going to become the least costly option for everyone across the globe. According to a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the cost of … Continue reading “Wind and Solar To Become the ‘Least-Cost Option Almost Universally’”


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”


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”

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