A January heat wave in South Australia shows the potential for solar to contribute to the grid and shift peak demand later into the evening.
SolarCity says its new DemandLogic system will use intelligent management software and Tesla battery technology to trim peak demand for businesses.
A Texas study finds roofop solar offering peak-demand benefits to utilities – especially from systems that face west, not south.
In the second round of the Rooftop Solar Challenge, eight teams get $12 million to find ways to bring down permitting and other solar “soft costs.”
Rooftop solar is not just being adopted by the wealthy; it is, in fact, mostly being deployed in neighborhoods where median income ranges from $40,000 to $90,000.
Faced with the prospect of a dwindling customer base, some U.S. power companies are seeking to end public subsidies and other incentives for rooftop solar.
One of the key reasons rooftop solar has grown so quickly is because of state level net-metering programs.
More than 33,000 panels atop a distribution center in southern Germany comprise the biggest rooftop solar power system in the world’s leading solar country.
In a sign of how hot the residential solar market is, SolarCity says it will acquire Paramount Solar for around $120 million.
It took a few years, but to the delight of renewable energy advocates solar panels are finally going up on the White House.