At least one gigawatt of rooftop solar power capacity has been installed in California to date. This is according to a report released by the Environment California Research and Policy Center.
Intel researchers announced a breakthrough during its annual developer conference in San Francisco. They said that they managed to make a solar cell that’s as small as a stamp.
Solyndra’s problem has resonated across the solar power industry. Its filing of bankruptcy was followed by a FBI raid of its office.
The solar energy policies of the United States government have been in the spotlight this week when Solyndra announced his bankruptcy. It came two years after it received a $545 million worth of federal loan guarantees.
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.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley was present, along with other state, local and federal officials, when a solar-powered electric vehicle charging station opened in Bethesda, Maryland. Its solar panels are located at the top of an 18 foot pole.
Hawaiian Electric announced that it teamed up with Electric Power Research Institution to collect and analyze information from a charging station that has photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of a carport.
Solar power projects are going to rise in Georgia and Alabama. Georgia Power just got the approval from state regulators while Alabama Power is presently doing a research project regarding solar power.
According to a study made by researchers from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, solar panels have more advantages than just generating clean energy to the household.
Researchers from the Universities of Sheffield and Cambridge discovered a technology that can revolutionize solar cells, which can lead to more affordable solar power installations in the future.