General Motors installed a Tracking Solar Tree at its Vehicle Operations Facility at Warren, Michigan. GM became the first auto manufacturer to utilize a solar tree, which can generate up to 30,000 kilowatt hours each year.
The solar industry got a black eye when Solyndra collapsed. But despite the setback, it continues to grow, especially in the Bay Area.
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.
General Electric is expecting solar power to be cheaper than energy generated from fossil fuel and nuclear reactors. GE attributes the drop in the price of solar power generation to innovations in the industry.
Environmental advocacy groups are voicing their concerns against the proposed Mojave Desert solar farms. They state that solar energy projects are harming the endangered species in the area.
Large solar power plants can use mirrors to concentrate the sun’s rays. According to one study, these types of solar power plants could generate up to 25% of the Earth’s electricity by the year 2050. The report was made by the environmental group Greenpeace, International Energy Agency’s SolarPACES group, and the European Thermal Electricity Association […]
North American Electric Reliability Corp. stated that the planned expansion of solar and wind power by the Obama administration will definitely challenge the existing power grid. The company is not asking for a slowdown in the employment of renewable energy, but continued by saying that improvement in technology can help them reach the projected goal. […]
Former Dallas Cowboy Syd Kitson dreamed of building a community running entirely on solar power. This ambitious endeavor has already passed the planning stage, and actions are underway for it to be approved for construction. Florida will soon to be the home of the world’s first community that will run on solar power 24/7. Yup, […]