Hawaii’s Largest Utility Scale Solar Block

Oahu completes Hawaii’s largest utility-scale solar block

Hawaii is one of the earliest pioneers in solar power, due to an excess of sunshine and high energy costs. Solar companies in the state have led the development of rooftop and behind-the-meter projects. Solar grids are vital to islands that are more likely to experience natural disasters. Hawaii now has one of the highest […]

Anheuser-Busch To Be 100% Solar Powered

Budweiser to be 100% solar powered

The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch has partnered with German renewables company BayWa r.e. for the largest corporate solar energy deal ever. AB InBev, who brews Budweiser and other popular beer brands such as Corona and Stella Artois, “will buy 100% renewable electricity for its operations and will see power supplied from two solar farms with a […]

South America’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic Project

South America’s ‘largest’ solar photovoltaic project is up

South America’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) facility will officially open soon.The 475 MW chunk of the Sao Goncalo solar PV plant, in the northeast of Brazil, had been connected to the grid and would be able to produce more than 1,200 gigawatt hours annually when up and running. Work on an additional 133 MW section […]

NYC now requires solar panels on new homes

NYC now requires solar panels on new homes

Staten Island Local laws 92 and 94, which took effect last November, requires “any roof undergoing major construction be covered in either solar photovoltaic (PV) panels or a green roof system (covered in vegetation).” The law applies to new construction, vertical and horizontal extensions, and major modifications to the roof requiring a permit. “Climate change, […]

2020 Solar Trends

Solar trends for 2020

With a widespread interest in renewable energy and green living, it is no surprise that solar energy is becoming a popular option for homeowners and businesses. There is enough solar capacity in the United States to power 13.5 million homes.  According to the International Energy Association, renewable energy capacity will expand by 50% from 2019 […]

Tips for Solar Panel Installation

Solar panel installation can save thousands in energy costs. Here are a few tips to help you get started when considering solar panels.

Solar panel installation can save thousands in energy costs, reduce your carbon footprint, and add value to your home. What started out as a home improvement has grown to a vital component of clean energy and green living initiatives. The thought of undertaking a project like a solar panel installation can seem daunting. Many are […]

Los Angeles Approves Largest Solar Plus Storage in the U.S.

Los Angeles Approves Largest Solar Plus Storage in the U.S

In September, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commissioners voted to approve a power purchase agreement for a solar power plus energy storage facility in Kern County, California. The LADWP commission approved the project and sent it to the City Council for a final approval from the mayor. On November […]

Farm Land and Solar

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An increasing number of farms are adding solar power to their operations. The cost of solar has declined in recent years thanks to the popularity of the renewable energy source, enabling more solar across the country. Agricultural land has become a popular location for solar farms that provide renewable energy to communities and the farm […]

Switch To Solar This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is here. With that comes decorating the tree and your home with lights. The yearly tradition can be a costly one. The small lights on strings might not seem like a major drain on resources and our wallets. Annually, electricity consumption in the United States for Christmas lights is 6.6 billion kilowatts, […]

Thanksgiving Power Grid Peaks Reduced By Solar Power

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In 2018, ISO New England, a non-profit that helps provide electricity across the region reported that the overall power grid demand that usually peaks on Thanksgiving morning had decreased thanks to an increase of solar power in the region. Power use peaks on Thanksgiving morning with levels on par with normal weekend use. Power grids […]