solar water heaters

Which Country Has More Solar Energy Capacity than the Rest of the World Combined?

February 26, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson

Solar Energy Expansion in China

In 2013 China installed a record 12GW of solar power capacity, considerably more than Germany ever has in one year. I read stories about it all over the place. What I didn’t read in any of those stories was that in the same year China installed about 40 GW of solar water heating capacity.[read more]

California jump-starts the solar hot water market

January 22, 2010 by Todd Woody

In The New York Times on Thursday, I write about how California regulators are helping revive a once-thriving solar hot water market: California regulators on Thursday approved a $350 million program to subsidize the installation of solar water heaters to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program will allocate $250 million for the...[read more]

Solar for Dark Climates

July 13, 2009 by Big Gav

Technology Review has an article on solar power technology for the higher latitudes based on Stirling engines - Solar for Dark Climates.Cool Energy, a startup based in Boulder, CO, is developing a system that produces heat and electricity from the sun. It could help make solar energy competitive with conventional sources of energy in...[read more]