Solar http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7396/more en FPL and FIU Partner to Build Innovative Solar Research Facility http://ewweb.com/solar/fpl-and-fiu-partner-build-innovative-solar-research-facility <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Florida Power &amp; Light Company (FPL) and Florida International University (FIU), Miami, announced a new partnership to build a commercial-scale distributed solar power facility that will both generate electricity for FPL&rsquo;s 4.8 million customers and serve as an innovative research operation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/fpl-and-fiu-partner-build-innovative-solar-research-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/fpl-and-fiu-partner-build-innovative-solar-research-facility#comments Solar PV photovoltaics solar Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:49:00 +0000 25271 at http://ewweb.com Photo provided by NASA New Utility Rebate Info Up at DSIREUSA http://ewweb.com/solar/new-utility-rebate-info-dsireusa <div class="node-body article-body">GBiz’s editorial team notice that quite a few electric utilities have added new rebates since May 1, according to data at <a href="http://www.dsireusa.org" title="www.dsireusa.org">www.dsireusa.org</a>, the most complete resource for information on rebates for renewables and lighting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/new-utility-rebate-info-dsireusa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/new-utility-rebate-info-dsireusa#comments Lighting Solar DSIREUSA utility rebates Tue, 12 May 2015 16:52:00 +0000 24581 at http://ewweb.com Gexpro Launches Battery Energy Storage Solution Offering http://ewweb.com/news-watch/gexpro-launches-battery-energy-storage-solution-offering <div class="node-body article-body">The Gexpro subsidiary of Rexel will offer a battery energy storage solution (BESS) to commercial and industrial customers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/gexpro-launches-battery-energy-storage-solution-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/gexpro-launches-battery-energy-storage-solution-offering#comments Solar News Watch Wind battery storage Sun, 03 May 2015 02:02:00 +0000 24481 at http://ewweb.com PG&E Leads U.S. as Largest Solar Utility with More than 150K Solar Customer Installations http://ewweb.com/solar/pge-leads-us-largest-solar-utility-more-150k-solar-customer-installations <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Pacific Gas &amp; Electric Company (PG&amp;E) today announced that it has reached a significant milestone by connecting the 150,000th solar customer to its electric grid. In addition, during 2014, the utility connected more rooftop solar customers to its grid than any other year in its history. More than 45,000 new solar customers were added in 2014 alone. During this time period, PG&amp;E added approximately 326 MW of installed solar power &ndash; enough to power more than 70,000 homes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/pge-leads-us-largest-solar-utility-more-150k-solar-customer-installations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/pge-leads-us-largest-solar-utility-more-150k-solar-customer-installations#comments Solar Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:00 +0000 23901 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: Getty Images Opportunities in the Balance http://ewweb.com/solar/opportunities-balance <div class="field-deck"> The penetration of distributed generation into your market area brings with it a number of sales opportunities, even if offering whole solar systems isn’t a fit for your company. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Further reduction in costs that will drive more widespread adoption will come from soft costs and balance of system (BOS) equipment. Thus considerable attention among solar market analysts and advocates is focused on pushing techniques and technologies that further drive down BOS costs and soft costs of solar. That should spell opportunity for electrical distributors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/opportunities-balance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/opportunities-balance#comments Solar balance of system distributed generation Gold rooftop solar Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:18:00 +0000 23541 at http://ewweb.com <p>The U.S. Department of Energy&rsquo;s SunShot Initiative is a national collaborative effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade. Last September, a SunShot team installed a rooftop solar system on a Habitat for Humanity project in Washington, D.C. The project was a demonstration of how distributed power can benefit low-income homeowners.</p> Jamie Nolan/U.S. Department of Energy Van Meter to Offer Solar Training for Contractors http://ewweb.com/solar/van-meter-offer-solar-training-contractors <div class="node-body article-body">Van Meter Inc., Waterloo, Iowa, will offer solar photovoltaic (PV) training in Waterloo, Iowa, April 7-9, for electricians, builders, engineers and trade professionals interested in becoming solar installers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/van-meter-offer-solar-training-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/van-meter-offer-solar-training-contractors#comments Solar Iowa photovoltaics PV solar Van Meter Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:52:00 +0000 23481 at http://ewweb.com Getty Images Google is Ready to Radically Rethink the Office Building http://ewweb.com/gallery/google-ready-radically-rethink-office-building <div class="node-body gallery-body">Last week, Google submitted plans to the Mountain View, Calif., City Council to redevelop four of its office sites in the city with an extraordinary design concept by the team of Bjarke Ingels at BIG and Thomas Heatherwick at Heatherwick Studio that merges moveable buildings with nature, integrates translucent canopies laced with solar panels and will radically reduced the company&rsquo;s energy footprint.&nbsp; The exact details of the building designs were not yet revealed, but you can be sure they will be loaded with the most energy-efficient . </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/gallery/google-ready-radically-rethink-office-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/gallery/google-ready-radically-rethink-office-building#comments Lighting Solar Gallery Google lighting photovoltaics PV solar Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:01:00 +0000 23071 at http://ewweb.com AT&T And SunEdison Join To Deliver 677 Kilowatt Solar System In Texas http://ewweb.com/solar/att-and-sunedison-join-deliver-677-kilowatt-solar-system-texas <div class="node-body article-body">SunEdison Inc., Lancaster, Texas, completed a 677kV ground-mount solar photovoltaic (PV) system that will provide energy for the AT&T materials distribution facility in Lancaster, Texas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/att-and-sunedison-join-deliver-677-kilowatt-solar-system-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/att-and-sunedison-join-deliver-677-kilowatt-solar-system-texas#comments Solar photovoltaics PV solar SunEdison Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:03:00 +0000 22951 at http://ewweb.com Enphase Acquires Next Phase Solar to Build Operations and Maintenance Services http://ewweb.com/solar/enphase-acquires-next-phase-solar-build-operations-and-maintenance-services <div class="node-body article-body">Enphase Energy Inc., Petaluma, Calif., is expanding its Enphase Energy Services (EES) business, according to a company press release. The company wants to streamline solar photovoltaic asset management and operations and maintenance and prepare for the broader-based maintenance and productivity service requirements of future energy management systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/enphase-acquires-next-phase-solar-build-operations-and-maintenance-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/enphase-acquires-next-phase-solar-build-operations-and-maintenance-services#comments Solar Enphase Next Phase Solar PV solar Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:48:00 +0000 22941 at http://ewweb.com Kevin Frayer / Getty News Images Apple's $850 Million Solar Investment Stirs Debate with Environmentalists http://ewweb.com/solar/apples-850-million-solar-investment-stirs-debate-environmentalists-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Apple is investing $850 million in a First Solar PV farm, but some greenies are worried about the environmental impact, according to this CNBC ​report.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/apples-850-million-solar-investment-stirs-debate-environmentalists-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/apples-850-million-solar-investment-stirs-debate-environmentalists-0#comments Solar Apple First Solar PV solar Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:23:00 +0000 22931 at http://ewweb.com Justin Sullivan / Getty News Images