How the Paris Climate Agreement Could Impact the Global Solar Market

by MJ Shiao GreenTech Media December 13, 2015 Read original article here The news from Paris this weekend was as good as anyone hoped: world leaders signed an accord that seeks to limit global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees. This is historic and represents a huge step for the multilateral process. But make no mistake: […]

Medway residents show interest in Solarize Mass

From The Milford Daily News MEDWAY —The entire world consumes about 16 terawatts of energy each year, while there is currently a reserve of finite energy totaling about 900 terawatts. On the other hand, our most powerful renewable energy source, the sun, pumps out 23,000 terawatts of energy per year – more than enough to […]

Global Solar PV Demand To Hit 31 GW In 2013, Report Forecasts

From Clean Technica Global solar photovoltaic (PV) demand is set to advance by two gigawatts (GW) to 31GW in 2013 compared to the previous year, thanks in part to firm Chinese demand, a new report suggests. NPD Solarbuzz projects that world PV consumption will rise by 7% on a year over year basis, with China […]

San Francisco 49ers name SunPower ‘exclusive solar technology partner’ for the new stadium

From San Jose Mercury News The San Francisco 49ers have vowed to make their new $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara the greenest in the NFL. Toward that end, the team announced Tuesday that San Jose-based SunPower (SPWRA), Silicon Valley’s largest solar manufacturer, will be the “official and exclusive solar technology partner of the San […]

Solar Power Cheaper Than Nuclear In Cloudy Old England

Once again it appears that reality is interfering with the building of new nuclear power plants in the UK. As a result, it looks very unlikely that any new reactors will be built. Personally, this is a setback for me, as I am very much in favour of the building of new nuclear plants in […]

World Solar PV Capacity Surpasses 100 Gigawatts in 2012

This bright news below brings the message that people are changing, things are changing. From a statement released in Brussels yesterday we find that the world’s cumulative solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity capacity surpassed 100 gigawatts (GW) in 2012, achieving just over 101 GW. This is according to new market figures from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association […]

U.S. Solar Will Eclipse Wind in 2013, Says Duke Energy

The U.S. will add more solar power in 2013 than wind energy for the first time as wind projects slump and cheap panels spur demand for photovoltaic systems, according to the head of Duke Energy Corp. (DUK)’s renewable-energy development unit. The U.S. may install 3 gigawatts to 4 gigawatts of wind turbines this year, and solar projects will probably exceed […]

New Report Shows That Texas Wind And Solar Are Highly Competitive With Natural Gas

An interesting fact seemed to go unnoticed in all the press around the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’s (ERCOT) Long Term System Assessment, a biennial report submitted to the Texas Legislature on “the need for increased transmission and generation capacity throughout the state of Texas.” ERCOT found that if you use updated wind and solar power characteristics […]