There have been increased developments in solar energy technology in recent years. More viable commercial energy platforms are becoming available in more and more regions at a lower price than ever. The solar energy movement is still approaching maturity and promises exciting developments to come. Image Credit: steved_np3/Shutterstock.com Solar energyRead More →

Compulsory installation of solar energy in newly built houses, including single-family houses? This is Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s new signature plan, and revisions to the ordinance for the system’s introduction are already being proposed. Meanwhile, questions about who bears installation and recycling costs, among other things, are completely unresolved. Isn’tRead More →

Perovskites are compounds with a special crystal structure that have attracted considerable attention for their potential for optimizing solar energy harvesting technology. Solar cells made from perovskite have the potential to be more flexible and lighter than thin-film photovoltaics and more efficient than rigid silicon solar panels. In fact, researchersRead More →

This story is part Tips for the houseCNET’s collection of handy tips for getting the most out of your home, inside and out. More than 500,000 new residential solar panel systems were installed on rooftops last year, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Despite greater uncertainty in the economyRead More →

According to the US Energy Information Administration, between 2020 and 2035, solar energy is expected to grow from 3% to 14% of total energy production in the United States. By 2050, this particular renewable energy source could account for 20%. Along with this optimistic outlook for clean energy, rainfall eventsRead More →

Jaipur: The Department of Energy has withdrawn the electricity tax exemption granted to consumers of captive solar projects. The duty was waived in the 2019 solar policy. Last year, some generators affiliated with the Rajasthan Solar Association had appealed to the High Court of Rajasthan against the obligation imposed byRead More →

SOLV Energy and Solar Energy International (SEI) announced [last week] their partnership to create the SEI Women in Solar program to empower women and non-binary people around the world through solar energy training, networking, mentorship, and energy employer/employment relations own. The goal of this program is to create a globalRead More →

LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 14, 2022– 8minute Solar Energy (8minute), a national leader in solar power and energy storage, today announced the appointment of its first Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Kip Larson. In his new role, Larson will enhance 8minute’s existing technology expertise – applying cutting-edge approaches toRead More →

LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–8minute Solar Energy (8minute), a national leader in solar power and energy storage, today announced the appointment of its first Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Kip Larson. In his new role, Larson will enhance 8minute’s existing technology expertise – applying cutting-edge approaches to 8minute’s already best-in-classRead More →

During the month of May, solar production reached 8.2% of total production, which corresponds to the highest value ever recorded in Portugal, according to the Portuguese Association of Renewable Energy (APREN). Portugal lags behind Norway (99.6%), Denmark (76.1%) and Austria (73.2%) in terms of incorporating renewable energy into electricity generationRead More →

Described as a “game-changing” project, Portsmouth is set to see almost 10,000 new solar panels installed to help cope with soaring energy bills. The project will see five buildings and a parking canopy in Lakeside North Harbor adorned with solar panels. Portsmouth City Council argued the initiative will protect commercialRead More →

Thirty thousand NSW homes will receive free solar panel systems or be able to upgrade their appliances to energy-efficient models to combat rising energy prices. About a million low-income people in NSW, including concession, healthcare and DVA Gold cardholders, are already eligible for a scheme that offers $285 rebates onRead More →

Johnston is recognized for groundbreaking character work and fruitful collaborations NREL Senior Scientist Steve Johnston National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Principal Scientist Steve Johnston has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Hoyt Clarke Hottel Award from the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). The award recognizes outstanding leadership andRead More →

Massachusetts has committed to increasing electricity generation from renewable energy sources, such as solar power, through a series of laws and policies. As solar power systems have proliferated, trial courts have been asked to determine the limits of local government power over where large ground-mounted solar power installations can beRead More →

Missouri advocates are urging the governor to sign a bill that would allow more HOA residents to go solar. Hundreds of environmental groups call for inquiry into electricity industrywashington d.c. More than 230 consumer, environmental and public interest groups have filed a petition with the Federal Trade Commission asking theRead More →

The International Code Council collaborated with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to publish the 2021 International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP). The document compiles all solar energy provisions from the 2021 International Codes (I Codes) and the NFPA 70 (NEC) National Electrical Code, 2020, making it streamlined and easy toRead More →

Related practices and jurisdictions Massachusetts has committed to increasing electricity generation from renewable energy sources, such as solar power, through a series of laws and policies. As solar power systems have proliferated, trial courts have been asked to determine the limits of local government power over where large ground-mounted solarRead More →

FOCUS investigators found that Louisville had issued corrective actions for solar projects at 30 properties in Louisville. What you need to know before signing up for solar. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville is moving towards a goal of using 100% clean energy by 2040, one solar panel at a time. OnRead More →

Ikea shoppers will be able to buy solar panels in US stores starting this fall. In a press release, Ikea said the new product falls under its partnership with SunPower, a California-based company that sells and installs solar power. Thanks to this partnership, Ikea will be able to extend itsRead More →