Solar en DisneyWorld Flips the Switch on 48,000 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Photovoltaic PV solar Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:39:00 +0000 32251 at Copyright Duke Energy 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Con Ed PV solar Texas Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:41:00 +0000 32231 at Energy Storage Market Grew Like Crazy in 2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The U.S. energy storage market grew 243% in 2015, according to a <a href="">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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Wind Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:43:00 +0000 32041 at S&C Electric/T&D World Google’s Plans for a Solar Canopy to Power its New Headquarters <div class="node-body article-body">A report on <a href="" title=""></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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Google PV solar Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:33:00 +0000 31681 at Image credit: Google/City of Mountain View/ Solar Panels that Roll Out Like a Carpet <div class="node-body article-body"> recently posted an item about Renovagen's Roll-Away PV panels that roll out like a carpet.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar photovoltaics PV solar Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:20:00 +0000 31671 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar GE LED lighting recall Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:26:00 +0000 31591 at GE to Evaluate Renewable Integration and Energy Storage Possibilities in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Wind distributed energy GE solar wind Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:51:00 +0000 31311 at The 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts Management Solar Gold Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:45:00 +0000 31821 at Frank Peters/iStock/Thinkstock New Report Shows State Solar Policies are All Over the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:52:00 +0000 31061 at Getty Images The 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Gold Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:46:00 +0000 30871 at abadonian/iStock/Thinkstock