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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

This Canadian Coal Plant Has Transformed Into A Solar Farm

Apr 05, 2019 at 18:07 | MINING.com

The former Nanticoke Generating Station site, located on the northern shore of Lake Erie, has been transformed into a 44-megawatt clean energy facility that hosts 192,431 solar panels across 260…

No, You Can’t Get Paid To “Go Solar”: Beware Of Energy Scams

Apr 04, 2019 at 12:59 | Julianne Geiger

As if the solar industry didn’t already face significant headwinds on its way toward world domination, a Facebook page called Solar Energy Today has promised solar energy tax credits or…

The Energy Solution That Could End The Border Wall Debate

Apr 03, 2019 at 17:38 | Haley Zaremba

Since making his initial promises of a border wall on the campaign trail in 2015, United States President Donald Trump has been pushed to back down on the word “wall”.…

Building The World’s Largest Solar Storage System

Apr 01, 2019 at 13:16 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Over the past year, several companies have outlined plans to build solar-and-storage systems around the world—from Australia to Arizona and to the heart of the Permian oil patch in West…

Rumors Of Chinese Subsidy Cuts Send Shockwaves Through Solar Markets

Mar 21, 2019 at 15:13 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Last year, China sent a shockwave through the global solar market after it cut subsidies and stopped approving new solar installations in the middle of 2018, aiming to curb a…

China Plans To Build Space Solar Station

Feb 15, 2019 at 13:48 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Chinese scientists have revealed plans to build and launch in orbit a space solar station that could capture the Sun’s rays 24/7, Chinese media report. China has already started to…

U.S. Solar Industry Gains 150,000 Jobs In Eight Years

Feb 13, 2019 at 12:44 | Irina Slav

The U.S. solar power industry workforce expanded by 150,000 jobs in the period 2010 to 2018, the latest census from the Solar Foundation found. Last year alone, however, the…

Businesses Bought Record Amount Of Renewable Energy In 2018

Feb 05, 2019 at 16:01 | Irina Slav

Businesses bought a record 13.4 GW of energy produced from renewables sources last year, bringing the total since 2008 to more than 32 GW, an industry report from Bloomberg…

Solar Investment Plunges Amid Panel Glut

Jan 17, 2019 at 12:37 | Irina Slav

Global spending on solar energy declined by almost a quarter last year to US$130.8 billion, mainly on the back of a regulatory policy overhaul in China that led to an…

Is Solar Growth Really Lagging?

Dec 27, 2018 at 09:54 | Haley Zaremba

Solar makes sense. It’s cost efficient, it’s eco-friendly and has no carbon footprint, electricity is generated in the same grid where it is consumed, and the price of installing panels…

A Unique Play In Solar

Nov 25, 2018 at 08:21 | Martin Tillier

Usually, when a stock has jumped around fifty percent in five months and twenty percent in just the last week or so, I am looking to sell. The market tends…

Will U.S. Solar Survive The Trade War?

Nov 05, 2018 at 12:40 | Irina Slav

When President Trump announced a 30-percent tariff on Chinese solar panels, the U.S. solar industry responded with an unsurprising outcry against the protectionist measure that aimed to make locally produced…

$200 Billion Saudi Solar Megaproject Might Never Happen

Oct 01, 2018 at 14:01 | Irina Slav

A $200-billion solar power project that was planned to be the largest solar farm in the world might never happen, government sources from Riyadh told the Wall Street Journal. The…

U.S. Solar Developers Benefit From Chinese Subsidy Cuts

Aug 31, 2018 at 17:46 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The U.S. solar market has been rattled twice this year by two separate policy decisions, one in the United States and one in China. U.S. manufacturers and developers are now…

Brazil’s Opposing Energy Views

Aug 21, 2018 at 14:02 | Haley Zaremba

Brazil’s energy industry seems to be caught in a moment of deep ambivalence--on one side of the issue, they are breaking records in terms of renewable resources and green energy;…

India Surges Ahead In Global Solar Race

Aug 16, 2018 at 10:53 | Jon LeSage

While financial analysts and bankers warn about decline in the global solar market, the race is still on, and India has become one of the frontrunners. A new report by…

Is The Solar Industry Really In Trouble?

Jul 24, 2018 at 13:30 | Irina Slav

Last week Goldman Sachs ruined the mood of many in the solar industry—at least of those who pay attention to investment bank forecasts—by projecting that the solar panel market will…

Goldman Predicts Major Solar Market Contraction

Jul 20, 2018 at 08:40 | Julianne Geiger

Sweltering temperatures and a ton of sun aren’t enough to make this a good year for solar, with Goldman Sachs chiming in—again—with a dismal prediction: Global solar installations will decline…

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

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…

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