Tag Archives: solar power

Ocala Electric surges with new solar power supply

The Florida Municipal Power Agency’s project is one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the country. Ocala is among the first cities getting power from two new solar energy farms that went online Tuesday, but it’s going to cost more in the short term. The solar farms are part of a partnership between the […]

Happy 50 th Earth Day! Solar Power leads the way

Earth Day Solar Power

ARP Solar is excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The rise of Solar Power is one of the biggest changes over the past 50 years, we found this great video from Stanfords School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences as the reflect on the solar changes and impact on the Earth https://youtu.be/8bzN3JD8B7Yhttp://

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 […]

Energy CFOs Say Solar Will Be the Most Dominant Form of Alternative Energy by 2023

Solar power to be most dominant energy

In a new study, Energy Goes Green, released by BDO, energy sector CFOs reported that solar power will be the most dominant form of alternative energy in the United States by 2023. The study details forces driving the transition towards alternative energy sources. The survey features the thoughts of 100 CFOs at oil and gas […]

This Bill Gates Backed Solar Tech Could Beat Price of Fossil Fuels, Cut Emissions

Solar Tech Could Beat Price of Fossil Fuels, Cut Emissions

A startup backed by Bill Gates unveiled a breakthrough solar technology that could free heavy industry from fossil fuels. Heliogen, as the company is called, made itself known to the public with the announcement that it had developed a way to use artificial intelligence and mirrors to reflect enough sunlight to reach temperatures of more […]

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, […]

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 […]