The Washington Redskins unveiled a solar power installation for its FedEx Field, which is said to be the largest solar power system utilized by a NFL stadium. The switch was turned on during the halftime of last Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.
The cost and size of a solar electric generator will be directly proportional to the amount of watts that it could generate. There are several solar powered generators in the market and they vary in capabilities, sizes and prices.
After all the bad news regarding solar companies in recent times, here’s something good this time. Chevron unveiled its solar power system in an oil field in California.
Time is not on the side of solar power developers as the December 31 deadline on federal renewable energy incentive program nears. The program covers 30 percent of development costs, which made solar projects attractive to investors.
Google added another green badge on its sleeve with its announcement of a new $75 million investment that would help homeowners install solar power systems. This is the search giant’s second investment into residential solar installations.
Republican Representative Darrell Issa, chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said that the government made a bad decision in giving loans to solar panel manufacturers and predicted that the solar panel industry could collapse in the near future.
Developers in the United States installed 69 percent more solar power capacity in the second quarter of this year compared to the year before. Majority of the installations were made by commercial and government entities.