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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Tesla Closing Down Solar Capacity

Tesla Closing Down Solar Capacity

Jun 22, 2018 at 11:08 | Irina Slav

Tesla is closing down solar panel sales and installation facilities in nine states, Reuters reports, citing current and former employees of the company’s solar business as well as internal…

U.S. Solar Growth Undeterred By Solar Panel Tariffs

U.S. Solar Growth Undeterred By Solar Panel Tariffs

Jun 14, 2018 at 10:07 | Irina Slav

New solar generation capacity in the United States hit 55 percent of total new generation capacity additions in the first quarter of the year, despite the tariffs on imported PV…

China’s Surprising Move To Cut Solar Subsidies

China’s Surprising Move To Cut Solar Subsidies

Jun 11, 2018 at 15:38 | Robert Rapier

Chinese solar companies sold off sharply on Monday following an announcement by the Chinese government that it would take measures that may curb the astronomical growth of its solar industry.…

Dubai To Become Global Leader In Solar Energy

Dubai To Become Global Leader In Solar Energy

May 22, 2018 at 14:12 | Alan Mammoser

On a recent warm evening in the Dubai desert, government ministers and business leaders gathered to mark a major milestone in solar power, one of worldwide significance. A new phase…

Floating Solar Plants Gain Momentum In India

Floating Solar Plants Gain Momentum In India

May 04, 2018 at 16:36 | Ag Metal Miner

There’s a new trend on the solar energy harnessing front in India. Like in China and a few of the Southeast Asian nations, India is seeing a spurt in what…

Rooftop Solar Could Power 75% Of U.S. Homes

Rooftop Solar Could Power 75% Of U.S. Homes

May 03, 2018 at 13:42 | Robert Rapier

If you have ever wondered how much of the electricity demand in the U.S. could be supplied by rooftop solar, a new study has the answer. Last month the…

This Discovery Is Changing Solar Energy Forever

This Discovery Is Changing Solar Energy Forever

Apr 26, 2018 at 10:57 | Brian Westenhaus

Rice University scientists have discovered a novel phenomenon of light-induced lattice expansion in perovskite materials. The lattice expansion cures bulk and interface defects, which leads to an enhancement of…

Saudi Arabia To Fund Giant Solar Project With Oil Riches

Saudi Arabia To Fund Giant Solar Project With Oil Riches

Apr 06, 2018 at 16:51 | Robert Rapier

Modern Saudi Arabia has been built on the back of petroleum — an ancient resource that has been stored for millions of years underneath the kingdom. The Ghawar oilfield is…

Solar Attracted More Investment Than Any Technology In 2017

Solar Attracted More Investment Than Any Technology In 2017

Apr 05, 2018 at 11:42 | MINING.com

Solar power last year attracted far more investment than any other technology, reaching almost $161 billion, an 18 percent increase when compared to 2016, a new study backed by the…

Building The World’s Largest Solar Project

Building The World’s Largest Solar Project

Mar 28, 2018 at 17:27 | Nick Cunningham

Saudi Arabia wants to pour $200 billion into solar to build the world’s largest solar project. The Saudi sovereign wealth fund and SoftBank Group Corp. of Japan jointly announced plans…

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