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One of the issues faced by consumers when considering going solar is that things are changing so frequently that it is hard for consumers to evaluate solar as an investment. Solar prices have fallen significantly over the past few years, but government and utility rebates and incentives have been in a perpetual state of change. These constant [...]
Rather quietly, GE Research has bested First Solar for the cadmium telluride PV cell efficiency record. Clocking in at 18.3 percent, the new record edges First Solar’s previous mark by a full 1 percent. First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) hit 17.3 percent about a year ago. Presumably, this record was set using the PrimeStar Solar technology acquired [...]
Google, a company that has been carbon neutral since 2007, is about to top $1 billion in renewable energy investments. The company is a huge energy consumer; its data centers’ operations use as much energy as nearly a quarter of a million households. But Google is using renewable energy not only to fuel its own [...]
There was so much enthusiasm when high-performance battery manufacturer A123 Systems (NASDAQ:AONE) came on the scene. The promise of an advanced battery manufacturing facility pumping out batteries for next-generation electric cars while providing jobs for US workers was a bold one, and one that a lot of folks cheered. But certain realities rapidly turned that [...]
The Los Angeles Times is talking about the dark side of all the huge, utility-scaled projects shooting up across California’s desert. Experts are predicting that consumers’ utility bills could go up by 50 percent as renewable energy produced in the state boosts electricity rates 10 – 20 percent. Last year, California Governor Jerry Brown approved [...]
What’ solar energy advancements will happen in the foreseeable future? Explore the past, present, and future of solar energy in this infographic produced by GE.
There was a clever headline in the satirical newspaper The Onion last week that wouldn’t be so humorous if it wasn’t true. “300 Million Without Electricity In India After Restoration Of Power Grid,” the headline read. The article was referring to the massive power outage across India last Tuesday that cut electricity to 670 million [...]
Just last week, Walmart switched on its 100th on-site solar installation, now the world’s biggest retailer is building a 1-megawatt wind turbine at a California distribution center. The project was backed by Seminole Financial Services, which financed a $5.5 million construction loan by Foundation Windpower-Walmart to build and install the 1 megawatt (MW) installation in [...]
The question of how electric vehicle drivers will pay for charging outside of their home or immediate network has many answers. At the moment, it doesn’t really matter, as most charging happens at home, and many companies that have installed a charger for their employees pick up the tab. But if EVs and plug-in hybrids [...]
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