The federal government gave the solar power industry support because the sector promised to provide three things to the United States. These are jobs which the country needed immediately, development of an American solar industry that can compete on the global market in the near future, and reducing pollution in the atmosphere for the long […]
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.
The US federal government cut billions of dollars that used to fund the research and development of solar power technology but reports show that investments in renewable energy around the world increased by up to 32 percent to $211 billion.
Two solar farm projects are set to be started soon in the United States. The first one is a massive solar energy farm in Laughlin, Nevada. Clark County will start negotiations with a Chinese company that would build a solar panel factory in the region.
Mechanical engineers from the Arizona State University conducted studies using tiny graphite particles that are 1,000 times smaller than the thickness of human hair in the hopes of increasing the effectiveness of solar power collectors. They will also study the profitability of using the said material. At present photovoltaic solar panels are commonly used across […]
Longtime enemies coal and solar power have finally called a truce: the Xcel Energy power plant near Grand Junction, Colorado, has just implemented the first-of-its-kind solar-coal hybrid approach.
Ontario aims to phase out its coal power plants within five years according to the Canadian province’s new Green Energy Act. Canada is one of the highest carbon gas contributors among major economies.
Around one-fourth of the country’s utilities offer green power programs, and at present big utility companies can’t deliver 100 percent renewable power to their customers. Rather, their electricity comes from different sources such as coal plants, solar power farms, and wind farms and go through the same power grid.
The days of coal being used as the main power source in Upper Kittitas County are coming to an end, thanks to plans for a large solar installation just four miles northeast of the Cle Elum city limits.
There are many applications for solar power, from your humble calculator, to chargers for cell phones and iPods, to automobiles using panels to top up batteries. Solar panels can even be found on road side signs where it can be impractical to run an electrical cable.