Solar en Google’s Project Sunroof - Mapping the Planet’s Solar Energy Potential, One Rooftop at a Time <div class="node-body video-body"><p>The <a href="">Google Green Blog</a> always provides some interesting nuggets about new green ventures that Google is working on. The<a href=""> latest post</a> features Project SunRoof, a new online tool the company is testing that may help homeowners find out if they should go solar.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Wed, 23 Sep 2015 20:03:00 +0000 27121 at Tenaska PV Plant Producing More Energy for San Diego <div class="node-body article-body">​Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West, under construction along Interstate 8 east of El Centro, Calif., is producing approximately 50MW from a completed portion of the utility-scale solar project for San Diego Gas & Electric Co.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar photovoltaics PV solar Tenaska Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:39:00 +0000 26841 at NC Clean Energy Technology Center Releases 2Q 2015 State of Solar Report <div class="node-body article-body">In its latest status report on the U.S. solar industry, the NC Clean Energy Technology Center run by North Carolina State University highlighted the continuing growth of photovoltaic systems installed by homes and businesses and the evolving status the states’ net metering policies that credit owners of PV systems for the excess power they create and add to the grid; and the growing development of community-based solar installations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar DSIRE photovoltaic systems PV solar Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:43:00 +0000 26601 at SolarCity Going to School with Solar <div class="node-body article-body">The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Washington, D.C., has an interesting online tool to identify schools with solar potential</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar schools SEIA solar Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:46:00 +0000 26521 at Photo credit: National Renewable Energy Laboroatory (NREL)/ Chatfield High School in Jefferson County, Colorado FPL and FIU Partner to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar PV photovoltaics solar Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:49:00 +0000 25271 at Photo provided by NASA New Utility Rebate Info Up at 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="" title=""></a>, the most complete resource for information on rebates for renewables and lighting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lighting Solar DSIREUSA utility rebates Tue, 12 May 2015 16:52:00 +0000 24581 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar News Watch Wind battery storage Sun, 03 May 2015 02:02:00 +0000 24481 at PG&E Leads U.S. as Largest Solar Utility with More than 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:00 +0000 23901 at Photo credit: Getty Images Opportunities in the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar balance of system distributed generation Gold rooftop solar Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:18:00 +0000 23541 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Iowa photovoltaics PV solar Van Meter Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:52:00 +0000 23481 at Getty Images