The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is an important cog in the research and development of solar PV technology. Over the last seven and a half decades our national laboratories have come a long way in improving the efficiency and costs of solar energy.
Low-income residents could soon be getting some financial relief in the form of solar pv systems.
Chile’s metro service, the second largest in South America, is set to become the first metro system ever to run primarily on solar power.
Thanks to a recent push from the Department of Defense to increase the energy efficiency of its bases, large scale solar panel projects are being installed at military facilities around the country. Lead by the Energy Initiatives Task Force, whose goal is to ensure all military bases receive 25 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2025, both the Army and Air Force are turning to solar energy to meet their goals and ensure energy independence.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) recently signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Silicon Ranch Corp, a Nashville-based renewable energy provider and one of the top 15 solar owner-operators in the U.S.
Consistently on the cutting-edge of environmental concerns, San Francisco proves once again why it is one of the “greenest” cities in the country. Recently, the “City by the Bay” passed legislation that will require all newly built residential and commercial properties to install solar rooftop panels.
In a joint proposal filed with the New York Public Service Commission, six New York-based utility companies recently united with three solar companies to try and promote the long-term growth of distributed solar. The utility companies — Con Edison, Orange & Rockland, Central Hudson, National Grid, Rochester Gas & Electric and New York State Electric & Gas — are calling the partnership formed with the solar providers, the “Solar Progress Partnership.”