Solar http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7396/more en DisneyWorld Flips the Switch on 48,000 PV Panels http://ewweb.com/solar/disneyworld-flips-switch-48000-pv-panels <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Disney World&#39;s 22-acre solar facility went live yesterday, bringing 5MW &nbsp;of power generation to the resort and its partners, according to a Disney press release. &ldquo;Located just outside of Epcot, the facility is shaped like Mickey Mouse, and is made up of 48,000 solar panels - the equivalent of around 1000 residential rooftop systems.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/disneyworld-flips-switch-48000-pv-panels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/disneyworld-flips-switch-48000-pv-panels#comments Solar Photovoltaic PV solar Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:39:00 +0000 32251 at http://ewweb.com Copyright Duke Energy ConEd and CPS Energy Dedicate Texas Solar Plant http://ewweb.com/solar/coned-and-cps-energy-dedicate-texas-solar-plant <div class="node-body article-body">ConEdison Development (CED), recently dedicated Alamo 5, a 118MW DC/95MW AC, dual-axis solar installation in Uvalde and Knippa, Texas, that will deliver energy to CPS Energy of San Antonio.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/coned-and-cps-energy-dedicate-texas-solar-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/coned-and-cps-energy-dedicate-texas-solar-plant#comments Solar Con Ed PV solar Texas Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:41:00 +0000 32231 at http://ewweb.com Energy Storage Market Grew Like Crazy in 2015 http://ewweb.com/solar/energy-storage-market-grew-crazy-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The U.S. energy storage market grew 243% in 2015, according to a <a href="http://www.seia.org/blog/storageishere-solar-storage-has-only-started-hit-its-stride">recent report by GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), Washington, D.C.</a>&nbsp;In fact, there was more energy storage capacity deployed in just one quarter of 2015 (112 megawatts) than in 2013 and 2014 combined (106 megawatts), says the report.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/energy-storage-market-grew-crazy-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/energy-storage-market-grew-crazy-2015#comments Solar Wind Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:43:00 +0000 32041 at http://ewweb.com S&C Electric/T&D World Google’s Plans for a Solar Canopy to Power its New Headquarters http://ewweb.com/solar/google-s-plans-solar-canopy-power-its-new-headquarters <div class="node-body article-body">A report on <a href="http://www.qz.com" title="www.qz.com">www.qz.com</a> said Google resubmitted its plans for a new corporate headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., but that the revised plan still includes the PV-canopy that will generate power from the sun.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/google-s-plans-solar-canopy-power-its-new-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/google-s-plans-solar-canopy-power-its-new-headquarters#comments Solar Google PV solar Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:33:00 +0000 31681 at http://ewweb.com Image credit: Google/City of Mountain View/www.qz.com Solar Panels that Roll Out Like a Carpet http://ewweb.com/solar/solar-panels-roll-out-carpet <div class="node-body article-body">Inhabitant.com recently posted an item about Renovagen's Roll-Away PV panels that roll out like a carpet.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/solar-panels-roll-out-carpet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/solar-panels-roll-out-carpet#comments Solar photovoltaics PV solar Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:20:00 +0000 31671 at http://ewweb.com GE Recalls High-Intensity LED Lamps http://ewweb.com/solar/ge-recalls-high-intensity-led-lamps <div class="node-body article-body">A post by the Consumer Products Safety Commission said GE has recalled an estimated 35,000 high-intensity LED lamps because the lamp can separate from its base and fall onto consumers below, posing an impact hazard.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/ge-recalls-high-intensity-led-lamps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/ge-recalls-high-intensity-led-lamps#comments Solar GE LED lighting recall Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:26:00 +0000 31591 at http://ewweb.com GE to Evaluate Renewable Integration and Energy Storage Possibilities in India http://ewweb.com/wind/ge-evaluate-renewable-integration-and-energy-storage-possibilities-india <div class="node-body article-body">GE says its Energy Consulting business has been chosen by IL&FS Energy Development Co. Ltd. (IL&FS Energy) to examine the feasibility of integrated wind, solar and energy storage projects at its sites in Ramagiri (Andhra Pradesh) and Nana Layja (Gujarat), India. GE expects to complete the project this summer.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/ge-evaluate-renewable-integration-and-energy-storage-possibilities-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/ge-evaluate-renewable-integration-and-energy-storage-possibilities-india#comments Solar Wind distributed energy GE solar wind Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:51:00 +0000 31311 at http://ewweb.com The Distributed Future http://ewweb.com/solar/distributed-future <div class="field-deck"> The movement toward widespread use of distributed sources of power, from small rooftop solar systems to community and campus microgrids, is gaining momentum and giving shape to the power systems of the future. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The future is coming on fast in the world of electric power. We&rsquo;ve talked over the past two years in these pages about the potential disruption to come from distributed energy resources (DER) or distributed generation. Over that time, some of the what-ifs have become real world transitions and new what-ifs have become a little more compelling. Recent news reports and research publications give some hints of what a future rich in distributed generation options might look like.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/distributed-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/distributed-future#comments Market Forecasts Management Solar Gold Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:45:00 +0000 31821 at http://ewweb.com Frank Peters/iStock/Thinkstock New Report Shows State Solar Policies are All Over the Map http://ewweb.com/solar/new-report-shows-state-solar-policies-are-all-over-map <div class="node-body article-body">The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, Raleigh, N.C., in conjunction with Meister Consultants Group, Inc., recently published a quarterly report, The 50 States of Solar, that provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on distributed solar policy, with a focus on net metering, community solar, residential fixed charges, residential solar charges, third-party ownership, and utility-led rooftop solar programs.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/new-report-shows-state-solar-policies-are-all-over-map" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/new-report-shows-state-solar-policies-are-all-over-map#comments Solar Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:52:00 +0000 31061 at http://ewweb.com Getty Images The Solar Surge http://ewweb.com/solar/solar-surge <div class="field-deck"> Solar power systems are on the verge of a surge with the extension of tax credits and steadily improving economics, and it may not be too late to claim your place in the sun. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This surge of activity will spell opportunity for electrical manufacturers, reps, distributors and contractors. Although the solar market is well along the road to maturity in early adopter markets, the doors to this market are by no means closed to newcomers.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/solar-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/solar-surge#comments Solar Gold Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:46:00 +0000 30871 at http://ewweb.com abadonian/iStock/Thinkstock