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.
Maryland’s Board of Public Works voted two to one last Wednesday to approve the lease of state prison land to Maryland Solar, which is a solar farm, for the next 20 years.
The United States Interior Department approved four new renewable energy projects, which includes a solar power generation plant proposed by Abengoa SA and the Edison International transmission project.
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.
On paper, the state of Michigan might be encouraging residents and businesses to install solar power systems with its solar rebate and incentive programs. But the state officials must rethink their property tax laws if they really want to promote alternative energy use in Michigan.
ESolar, a Pasadena-based company, lands a deal that will have it provide technology and assistance in putting up several solar farms in China.
Solaren hopes to raise enough money to develop a solar farm that will orbit in space. That’s just a portion of the total budget that runs in the billions of dollars, as a single rocket costs $150 million.
Santa Barbara County commissioners urged Edison Mission Energy to proceed with its planned 45-megawatt commercial solar project installing ground-mounted solar modules on agricultural land in Cuyama.
Great things are happening in Inner Mongolia when it comes to solar power. This Mongol autonomous region located in northern China is becoming a powerful player in the alternative energy sector, and as such China wants to use the region to house various solar farms.
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.