Tag Archives: solar energy

The $128 Million Plan to Boost Solar

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plans to spend $128 million on new solar power projects. Funding will focus on 75 current research projects that are set to cut solar costs while increasing solar use, increasing solar manufacturing, and preparing solar power grids against cyberattacks. The funds for the will go towards the following projects: […]

Canada’s Largest Solar Project To Begin Construction in 2020

The 400-megawatt solar facility will be the largest operating in the country. Greengate Power, the group building the facility says construction will begin in 2020, with operations starting in 2021.The Alberta Utilities Commission granted approval for the Travers Solar Project in August. The facility is set to supply electricity to over 100,000 homes and is […]

America’s Largest Floating Solar Project Completed

Floating solar is a new concept and one that could assist in getting solar power to many. In 2018, U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) labeled floating solar as a “rapidly emerging technology,” with a corresponding report outlining the potential of the technology to reach 9.6% of current electricity generation. Ciel & Terre […]

The Midwest is Predicted To Become Solar Powerhouse

A report from Fitch Solutions Marco Research predicts that the Midwest United States is set to drive the nation towards 100 GW of solar power expected in the next 10 years. The report, titled Midwest US Set To Experience Strong Growth In Solar Sector, makes a bold prediction about the farming region in regards to […]

Amazon Orders 100,000 EVs To Help Meet Climate Goal Ten Years Early

Jeff Bezos has announced Amazon will sign up to a climate pledge with the aim of meeting the United Nations Paris Agreement climate goals 10 years early. He said Amazon will hit emission reduction targets by 2040, report its emissions regularly and implement decarbonization strategies. The company will balance out any remaining emissions with carbon […]

Michigan Has Its First Massive Solar Contract

Ranger Power and Consumers Energy have agreed to a deal to purchase the 100 MW of Ranger’s planned 149 MW River Fork Solar project. This is the first known deal of its kind to date. The state has 20 year deal for 153 MW. Just a couple of years ago the 20-year PPA was pretty much […]

Solar To Overtake Wind In Corporate Renewable Procurement

Wood Mackenzie and the American Wind Energy Association released a new report, Analysis of Commercial and Industrial Wind Energy Demand in the United States, outlining the impending corporate renewable procurement boom we are facing and how wind and solar energy fit into that boom. The same companies we saw as top dogs in last month’s […]

Solar Chargers For Devices Are Worth Considering

Gadgets need electricity, and depending on the energy source, that’s bad news for the environment and people living with the damage wrought from electricity generation.Renewable sources are making their way into the device charger market. Portable solar chargers are used for mobile devices such as phones, tablets, cameras, handheld game consoles, Bluetooth electronics and more. […]

Elon Musk Considering Using Solar Reflectors On Mars

Space X and Tesla founder Elon Musk is considering solar power instead of nukes to warm up Mars. The Red Planet has long been a potential spot for a space colony. While nuking Mars is a headline-maker, there is some science behind the concept of warming Mars. In 2006, University of Arizona undergrad Rigel Woida won […]

How The Solar Tax Credit Works

The use of solar power has increased in the past decade. Consumers have become more environmentally conscious and the costs of going solar have gone down thanks to government incentives like the 2019 solar tax credit. Solar power doesn’t pollute, rely on gas or coal, but can be much more expensive than the less environmentally-friendly […]