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San Francisco Passes Mandatory Solar Ordinance For New Buildings

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 […]

April 22nd

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 […]

April 3rd

Mexico’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array Features SolarWorld Solar Panels with Racking System Design

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 […]

June 24th

Germany: 80 Times More Peak Solar Power than U.S. Compared to Electricity Demand

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]

March 20th