Launching the premier solar event in North America, Intersolar is spreading solar energy all over San Francisco this week from July 12 through 14. This is our continent’s most-attended solar event, with over 500 solar and energy innovations on exhibition. With so many great booths to explore, let’s just dive in and take a look […]
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A new mandatory solar power ordinance in San Francisco makes for some very good renewable energy, and energy efficiency, news. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed the Better Roofs regulation to “fight climate change and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.” As reported by treehugger, the move, which requires new buildings to go from solar-ready […]
Solar Installation Complete Atop Future IKEA Las Vegas; Will Be Nevada’s Largest Single-Use Retail Array When Store Opens May 18
The solar installation is complete atop the IKEA Las Vegas store. The opening is scheduled for May 18, 2016. Once commissioned, an IKEA press announcement states the project will be the largest single-use retail rooftop solar array in Nevada. The store’s 240,504-sq.ft. solar comprises a 1.14 MW rooftop system using 3,620 panels. The panels will […]
When it comes to net metering dollars and cents, the utility bill face-off between rooftop solar champions and utilities continues to evolve. While net metering has achieved wins in states like Colorado and Nevada, owners of rooftop solar systems in states like Florida may not be as fortunate, where the development of large-scale solar projects […]
Slingshot Power says solar panels can lower utility bills, help the environment and increase the market value of homes. It can help them sell faster, too.
Water Tank House in Melbourne, Australia asks, “How far would you go to promote sustainable living for your family?” It features vertical exterior gardens.
France has enacted a green roof law that requires any new buildings in a commercial zone must cover their roofs with either plants or solar panels.
An audio-headset factory in Tijuana, Mexico, is now home to the largest, privately owned roof-mounted solar installation in all of Latin America. The 1.16-megawatt system features solar panels, racking and system engineering fromSolarWorld, the largest solar manufacturer in the Americas for nearly 40 years.producer of audio communications headphones. The project is the second of SolarWorld […]
IKEA now wants to install another rooftop solar power plant in Massachusetts. IKEA has been on a roll recently, and has been installing solar systems for many stores across the United States, China, and the United Kingdom as part of its 100% clean energy initiative. They even intend to start selling solar panels in the […]
People have been installing solar panels on their rooftops to avoid paying utility companies for electricity. Utility companies are not pleased with that, and, for every person that does that (a full solar installation), that is one less paying customer for utility companies. According to NBC News: “Alarmed by what they say has become an […]
I just posted this on Clean Technica. The rooftop solar analysis platform is something anybody who wants solar needs to know about in order to be certain the solar investment they are making will perform as successfully as they desire. [repostus short=1j6Vq title= host=Clean+Technica hash=90d514013b19064dce62dc87a64ffef5]
For those wanting to know about the electrical supply capacity of rooftop solar, this post from Zach Shahan at Clean Technica is very much worth a review. [repostus hash=d0c972e4ef6a3224e09bb9ad83984296 title=Germany%3A+80+Times+More+Peak+Solar+Power+than+U.S.+Compared+to+Electricity+Demand host=Clean+Technica short=17xut snip=%C2%A0+I+ran+across+this+interesting+statistic+the+other+day+and+wanted+to+comment+on+it+and+some+of+the+differences+between+German+and+U.S.+solar+energy+policy.+%28This+is+the+post+I+hinted+at+in+my+piece+on+the+2011+U.S.+Solar+Market+Insight+report%C2%A0yesterday.%29+First+of+all%2C+some+more+stats%3A+As+of+sometime%26hellip%3B thumb=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.1.rp-api.com%2Fthumb%2F1187206]