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New York City Gets 25 Solar Streetchargers

Goal Zero’s solar chargers and battery backups have been used in some of the toughest environments on earth, places like Everest, and Eric Larsen used the company’s chargers on his recent attempt to bike across Antarctica. But they may be facing their toughest challenge yet—New York City. Goal Zero partnered with AT&T and design studio […] Read more


150K Solar Street Lights Planned in Mecca

The scale of this solar street lighting project in the Saudi Arabian holy city of Mecca is truly breathtaking. However, what is even more breathtaking is the conclusions can one draw about the value proposition of solar in a place where oil generated electricity comes in at a mind numbingly low 0.006 per kilowatt hour. […] Read more


Urban Oasis: Street Signs That Charge Our Gadgets

All of us are very fond of spending some time outdoors, whether it is a leisurely walk, in the public parks or just relaxing on the park benches and having a nice chat with our friends and relatives, this gives a break from the routine work. But soon on realizing that the mobile is running […] Read more


Philips ‘Floating’ LED Street Lights

Open Squares are common meeting places, where people like to hang around and chit chat for a while out in the open to breathe free. But, night time often makes them clutter under light posts restricting their mobility. To deal with this challenge, city planners and architects approached the Dutch Electronics giant, Phillips to design […] Read more


The Sun-catcher Solar light sculpture

Sun-catcher sculpture is an innovative way to illuminate a street using solar energy. Artist Dee Dee Morrison and her Morrison Studio have designed and installed this solar powered sun-catcher sculpture at Clearwater in Florida, U.S.A. Built with integrated solar panels at the top, the sculpture can produce light for the street when it is dark. […] Read more


In Focus: Solar Powered Street Level Induction Lighting

Across the nation there are a growing number of cities which are and have been falling short of their budgets and finding themselves having to make many financial cuts. Energy efficiency or renewable energy projects are quickly finding their way to the front of the line when it comes to the upgrades most cities are […] Read more


Main Street Power, Morgan Stanley Launch Solar Pilot Program

Main Street Power Co. Inc., a national solar developer, has launched afree energy pilot program subsidized through Solar Access California(SACA), a partnership between Main Street Power and Morgan Stanley. Working with nonprofit agencies, the partnership’s program is designed todeliver free solar power to income-qualified residents of multi-unitapartments across California. Under a No-Cost Power PurchaseStructure, SACA […] Read more


Sanyo, Panasonic Introduce Everleds Lithium-ion Solar Street Light

Sanyo and Panasonic recently announced the launch of the Everleds Lithium-ion Solar StreetLight that is designed to reduce impact on the environment. Thehigh-tech street light is made by combining solar cells and lithium-ionbatteries. The high efficiency solar cells harness solar energy andstore it in the lithium-ion batteries attached to the back of the panel. Unlike […] Read more


Why Wall Street Loves Energy Efficiency

San Francisco, Calif.–At the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West,energy bankers said that clean technology segment leaders should be able to IPO successfully and that energy efficiency is an attractivesector.  But they also predicted that oil companies will scale backtheir investments in wind energy and that the availability of capitalwill remain limited in the short term.   […] Read more


Main Street Power Signs 4.5 MW Solar Contract

Main Street Power Co. Inc., a national solar developer based in Boulder, Colo., has been awarded acontract by the San Diego Unified School District’s (SDUSD) Board tobuild, own and operate 4.5 MW of distributed solar photovoltaic systemson approximately 36 sites across the district. Main Street Powerwas awarded these projects in response to a competitive request […] Read more


The Solar Powered G2 Street Lighting Module

Industrial designer Robert Lipinski, the designer of Luceplan’s Sky Solar-powered LED lighting system, has shared with us his new creation – the G2 all-in-one street lighting module that gets powered by renewable solar energy. The G2 is an intelligent wireless outdoor lighting system thatcombines a high efficiency solar panel and a high-capacity lithiumpolymer battery to […] Read more


Solar Powered Street Light by Joona

Even after being well aware of the fact that breaking traffic rulescould cost someone his life, many of us jump them. Irrespective of whoout of the drivers and the pedestrians does this dreadful act,eventually the end result is a lot of traffic chaos. To offer aninnovative solution to the traffic accident problem, Joona has proposed […] Read more


Wall Street’s Response to Jinko Solar: MEH

China-based Jinko Solar withdrew its IPO plans earlier this year due to "poor market conditions."  Jinko manufactures silicon solar wafers, cells andmodules and had hoped to raise $100 million.   Late last week,the firm managed to go public on the NYSE, raising approximately $64million in its maiden offering. Here’s a link to the prospectus. The company’s […] Read more


LDK Beats Street, Guides Higher $LDK

Earningsresults from the solar companies continue to be strong and that’s thecase for LDK Solar (LDK) after the bell today.  I don’t see a non GAAPnumber and no clear one time charges for this company, so I’ll stickwith the GAAP EPS number of .06/share which beat analyst estimates of .01/share.  Revenues were strong at $347.6 […] Read more