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Policy Trumps Sunshine as a Solar Energy Resource

August 12, 2013 by Rosana Francescato

The future looks bright for solar in the U.S. That’s according to a recent UC Berkeley study that claims that by 2050, solar power could supply a third of all electricity demand in the country’s western states, and Berkeley is not alone in identifying the potential of solar energy.[read more]

Chilean Solar Energy Infrastructure Growing

June 26, 2013 by Joshua Hill

The Chilean Environmental Evaluation Service has already approved 4 GW of new solar powered projects, and they are also currently reviewing another 2.2 GW of solar projects.[read more]

Japanese Solar Energy Industry Soaring

June 5, 2013 by Joshua Hill
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Japanese solar plant

Not only can solar replace nuclear power in Japan, but it is also set to become the world’s largest solar revenue market in 2013, thanks at least in part to a surge in installations in Q1.[read more]

Ford to Buy Solar Energy from Mexican Power Plant

June 2, 2013 by Zachary Shahan

Mexican solar energy

Ford has signed an agreement to consume 15 percent of the electricity produced by Sonora80M Group’s 20 MW solar park, which is anticipated to get up to 80 MW after all four phases are complete.[read more]

Brazil: Applications for 392 MW of Solar Energy Projects Filed in One Week

June 1, 2013 by Zachary Shahan

Brazil's solar energy growth

Brazil, which has been a wind energy leader for a long time, has started to get going in the solar energy arena. In one recent week, it saw a tremendous surge of applications for solar power projects that totaled 392.4 MW.[read more]

US Military on Track to Reach 3 GW of Solar Energy by 2025

May 19, 2013 by Herman Trabish
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military solar energy

The Army, Navy and Air Force are using more than 130 megawatts of solar energy, with intentions toward 3 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2025 as part of a much bigger Department of Defense commitment.[read more]

Portraits of the Solar Energy Market: How Key States Are Faring

April 24, 2013 by Stephen Lacey
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A look at how states' solar energy markets are faring. With more than 3.1 gigawatts of capacity installed last year, the U.S. market seems healthy and continues to grow. However, some states are in better shape than others.[read more]

First Solar Crushes Solar Energy Efficiency Record

April 11, 2013 by Eric Wesoff
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First Solar, the thin-film solar leader, just announced a new cadmium telluride solar module efficiency record that absolutely crushes the previous record, also held by First Solar.[read more]

Solar Energy News Roundup

March 11, 2013 by Benjamin Lack

According to Solar Freedom Now, “soft costs” are the main culprit why rooftop installs in the U.S. costs twice as much as it does in Germany – even though panel prices have dropped.[read more]

Libya Could Produce More Energy from Renewables than Oil

February 28, 2013 by Matthew Cook

Libya could generate five times the amount of energy from solar panels alone than what it produces from crude oil, according to research by Nottingham Trent University.[read more]