Solar Archive

24 May 2015

Solar Schools & Good Energy Awards Kids’ Creativity

Originally published on An innovative partnership has been sparking children’s creativity across the UK, encouraging them to “get creative” about renewable energy, solar power, and climate change. Good Energy, 10:10, and Solar Schools held an exciting
23 May 2015

Solar Opportunity In South Carolina

Originally published on Solar Love. Last year, the South Carolina legislature passed Act 236, landmark legislation that enabled third-party solar leasing and established rules for equitable net metering rates within the state. According to the Coastal Conservation
23 May 2015

Trina Solar Introduces Home Battery

Originally published on Solar Love. Trina Solar, the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, will begin selling residential storage batteries in Australia in June of this year. The batteries include a built-in inverter and are priced at around $
23 May 2015

Solar Parity Coming Faster Than Expected

Originally posted at Back in 2012, ILSR released a pair of reports on the solar Rooftop Revolution, noting that one-third of Americans would live in a metropolitan area where the cost of solar energy from their
22 May 2015

Trina Solar Announces Record Shipments In Q1’15 Report

Trina Solar announced a record 1,025.2 MW of solar modules shipped in the first quarter of 2015, in a Q1’15 report that also included net revenue which was up on a year earlier, but down on Q4’14.
22 May 2015

Southern Power acquires 103MW solar plant in Georgia, US

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, has acquired a 103MW solar energy plant in the US state of Georgia from Community Energy. CTBR – News
22 May 2015

Jordan Closes 200 MW Solar Tender With Record-low Tariffs

Project developers eager to set up solar PV power projects in Jordan took a shot at the lowest-ever tariff in the second round tender under the country’s solar power program. Jordan allocated 200 MW of solar PV power
22 May 2015

Bashkortostan Turning To Solar

Originally published on From deep down in the Earth, 300,000 barrels of oil a day are filled in the Autonomous Republic of Bashkortostan. Nevertheless, this oil-wealthy majority-Muslim nation is expanding its economic energy in the direction
21 May 2015

Two Items Will Decide Where Solar Is In 2020

By Tony Clifford, CEO of Standard Solar A friend of mine recently asked me for my thoughts on what the solar industry would look like in five years. My first inclination was to say, “It depends.” But the
21 May 2015

Microscopic Flaws In Perovskite Crystals In Way Of Improved Solar Conversion Efficiency, Potential For Big Boosts With Removal

There is great potential for significantly improving the solar conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cells, according to new research from the University of Washington and Oxford University — owing to the fact that there are microscopic flaws in