The solar power industry in the United States will still continue to get support from the government even after the debacle with Solyndra. Favorable government measures would still make solar power cost-competitive with other energy sources.
The solar power industry in Texas is still small, which accounts to just 1 percent of the total electric power produced in the state. Renewable energy advocates say that the state could be the top generator of solar power in the United States within the near future.
While most solar power related companies are coping with lower margins these days, solar inverter manufacturers are not suffering at all. Unlike other companies in the solar industry, solar inverter makers have some insulation from competition despite the weak economy.
The solar industry got a black eye when Solyndra collapsed. But despite the setback, it continues to grow, especially in the Bay Area.
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.
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.
Applied Materials, a semiconductor company, released its third annual solar energy survey just in time for the summer solstice. This is data regarding solar technology and industry stats.
A huge solar power plant is being built in a desert in southeastern California. BrightSource Energy is the developer of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System that is capable of generating 392 megawatts of solar thermal power once it is completed.
According to a study conducted by the Queen’s University, it found out that nuclear power is not feasible and we should focus on solar energy instead. This is seen in the current situation at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. There has been a threat of a meltdown about the country was hit by an strong earthquake […]
Once the Cincinnati Parks Solar Power Project is complete, it will have the largest number of solar arrays in the State of Ohio. The solar power project involves installing solar panels in twelve different parks and structures all over the city. The project consists of 586 235-watt Sharp solar modules and once completed, will provide […]