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New world record for the highest solar conversion

Solar output record

Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have fabricated a solar cell with an efficiency of nearly 50%. The six-junction solar cell now holds the world record for the highest solar conversion efficiency at 47.1%, which was measured under concentrated illumination. A variation of the same cell also set the efficiency record under one-sun […]

Another Major City Goes Solar

Another major city adds solar

Milwaukee city officials announced on Tuesday plans to build the largest solar energy system in the city’s history. The 8-acre project will be located close to General Mitchell International Airport, roughly 10 miles from downtown Milwaukee. “This project is a real win for Milwaukee, for the planet and for national security,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett […]

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 […]

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, […]