It wasn’t Honolulu, or Los Angeles, or Austin, or Phoenix or San Jose. No, the U.S. city that installed more solar power than any other in 2014 was … Indianapolis? Yep. Indianapolis added a whopping 51 megawatts of solar capacity… Read More
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California’s cap-and-trade program brings in money when carbon allowances are auctioned. A lot of money – about $1.49 billion in the current fiscal year alone, the state said last week. The law requires that “the state invest at least 10… Read More
China issued an update on its solar progress this week and made every other solar-seeking country around the world feel kind of pathetic. The National Energy Board said 5.04 GW was installed in the first quarter of 2015. To put… Read More
It’s not a contest. Renewable energy is no zero-sum game (or doesn’t have to be, at least), and according to the experts, all of it and then some will be needed to keep global temperatures from rising beyond safe levels.… Read More
First Solar is apparently inching toward manufacturing some silicon solar products, but that doesn’t mean the company’s bread and butter, cadmium-telluride (CdTe) cells, are taking a back seat. Not if this news is any indication: a new CdTe cell conversion… Read More
Though most of the time when you hear about electric buses these days it is because of Chinese manufacturer BYD, others do have contributions to the developing mass transit space as well. One of these is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which… Read More
California welcomed solar thermal technology on a grand scale last week at the Ivanpah plant in the Mojave Desert. It’s a project that’s all about producing clean electricity. But in the state’s agricultural heartland, a much smaller project is using… Read More