SDG&E Escondido Storage Facility

US Solar Eclipse Opens Window of Opportunity for Energy Storage to Shine

For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will traverse the entire width of the lower 48 US states Aug. 21, moving from…
Global Climate Change

US State Governors Aim to Realize UN Paris Climate Accord Goals with Launch of Alternative US Climate Alliance

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced the US would withdraw from the UN Paris Climate Accord. Though not surprising, the announcement marks the latest,…
A robotic solar PV production line in China

Suniva’s U.S. International Trade Petition Reignites Prospect of a Solar PV Trade War

Last updated: Thursday, June 8, 2017 Bankruptcy and insolvency filings on the part of U.S. and German solar manufacturing companies Suniva and SolarWorld AG, respectively, and…
Puerto Rico Man Carrying Flag

Puerto Rico Energy Crisis Shines Light on Caribbean Solar Challenges, Risks and Rewards

Persistent debt, power and energy problems on the U.S. Caribbean island territory of Puerto Rico – including financial insolvency as well as recurring power outages…
Tesla’s CEO Introduces the World to the Powerpack

Elon Musk Invokes Twitter Storm – Australian Government, Industry Respond

Last updated: March 20, 2017 Tesla-Solar City CEO Elon Musk this past week once again displayed attributes that distinguish him as an innovative engineer, high-tech…
Trump Signs Executive Orders

California Vows to Go Its Own Way to Support Renewables as Storm of Controversy Surrounds Trump Executive Actions

Executive actions taken by U.S. President Donald J. Trump during his first four weeks in the Oval Office by and large confirmed expectations he intends…
A Perovskite Solar Cell Prototype - EPFL

Perovskite Solar Cell Developments in 2016 – Efficiency, Cost, Stability

Last edited: 21:56, 10 January (EST) In the world of photovoltaic cells, the rise of perovskite solar cells is exciting. It may not be immediately obvious,…
China's Grid-Connected Capacity of PV Power Being Boosted

China’s Grid-Connected Capacity of PV Power Hit 74 GWs Until Nov. 2016

According to the statistics from relevant “think tank” department, as of November 2016, the total accumulated capacity of China’s grid-connected photovoltaic/PV power stations had reached…
Chengcing Lake in Kaohsiung

Taiwan′s Floating Solar Farms in Reservoirs Causing Safety Concern

Taiwan Power Company and Taiwan Water Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on November 30, intending to construct floating solar farms in two…
Christian Church by the Beach in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Says No to Thermal Power Plant, Opts for Solar Energy Instead

An island nation in South Asia, Sri Lanka is primarily dependent on its 900 MW coal-based power plant in Norocholai, located 90 miles to the…
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