China’s world-record 12 gigawatts of new solar in 2013 has to be applauded. But how much it will matter in the fight against climate change is unclear.
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.
It won’t be in action as the Broncos and Seahawks tangle Sunday night, but MetLife Stadium is one of several NFL fields with an onsite solar power system.
The lastest Solar Census shows a 20 percent gain in U.S. solar jobs, many in the installation sector, where the average hourly wage is nearly $24 an hour.
Utility-scale solar installations grew nearly 50 percent in 2013, making up 21 percent of total capacity additions.
In a sign that utility-scale solar might really be warming to Texas, leading developer First Solar begins construction of a 22-megawatt plant in Pecos County.
A 1.1-megawatt solar roof – an acre and a half’s worth of PV – covers Blackfriars Bridge in central London.