Solar power Stories Yesterday

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Qantas Airways will cut its carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 — good news among bad climate news.
  • G20 countries get their report cards from Climate Transparency. Here’s the lowdown on transport.
  • Three French nuclear reactors are suspended after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake.
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District wants to provide homeowners with centrally generated solar energy.

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Solar power Stories October 29

Ranked: Which US metro areas have the most solar panels on homes?

Cape Analytics is a Mountain View, California-headquartered company that reveals insights about US property by using AI and computer vision to scan and interpret geospatial imagery. So the company decided to look for evidence of solar panels across America, and published their findings in a report today called “The Most Solar Places in America.”

Solar power Stories October 22

World Bank, other MDBs, get failing grades on green energy report card

The Big 7 multilateral development banks (MDBs) are dropping the ball when it comes to financing green energy. A new report, called “Small Steps Are Not Enough,” from Christian Aid’s Big Shift Global, ranks the MDBs on their efforts to move finance from fossil fuels to green energy.

Solar power Stories October 21

Global solar PV market will see ‘spectacular growth’ over next 5 years

Solar PV installations on both residential and commercial buildings will see rapid growth over the next five years, according to the latest market forecast from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Solar power Stories October 17

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The City of Brotherly Love launches the Climate Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia.
  • An eco-friendly Oregon housing development will offer a communal electric vehicle.
  • A group of Montana high schools are using solar panels as teaching tools.
  • How power purchase agreements can help wind and solar get on the grid.

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Solar power Stories October 14

Green energy in the UK, which includes wind farms, solar, biomass, and hydro plants, generated more electricity than coal, oil, and gas in the third quarter of 2019, according to a new report by Carbon Brief.

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Solar power Stories October 7

Will Washington’s Dulles airport get a huge solar energy project?

Dominion Energy and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority are going to jointly explore a large-scale 100-megawatt solar energy project at Washington Dulles International Airport. It would be on approximately 1,200 acres. It could power up to 25,000 homes and would be one of the largest solar facilities in Northern Virginia.

Solar power Stories August 1

In today’s EGEB:

  • Andrew Yang says Americans need to move to higher ground.
  • Solar energy projects replace agriculture in California due to drought.
  • More than half of UK councils declare a “climate emergency.”
  • Scientists’ motivations to live sustainably: head, heart, or both?

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Solar power Stories September 2, 2016


After launching their campaign for the innovative and very reasonably priced Sion solarcar at the end of July, Sono Motors, based in Munich, has three days remaining in its campaign to garner final support from backers on Indiegogo after recently reaching their goal of €150,000.  expand full story

Solar power Stories July 4, 2016


In a new report released by SolarCity, we are seeing that solar power systems have a usable lifetime of at least 35 years – 40% longer than the market expects. The key finding of the report is that power degradation (annual efficiency loss) of solar panels supplied to SolarCity is as much as 35% lower than for a comparable industry-wide selection of non-SolarCity panels, which are typically expected to last for 25 years. SolarCity feels it is the implementation of a stringent and industry-leading “Total Quality Program” that has driven this. expand full story

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