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May 17, 2019  

Southern Alberta city pulls plug on $13M solar power project

Small and unreliable contribution to the community’s power needs didn’t justify the cost.

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September 1, 2017  

Tesla starts producing solar cells in Buffalo

Company hopes to scale cell production beyond two gigawatts annually.

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April 11, 2017  

Oh, the irony! Solar panels power Kentucky Coal Museum

It’s a symbol of the state’s efforts to move away from coal as its primary energy source.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
February 9, 2017  

Utilities try to tilt solar energy market in their favour

Solar power is growing rapidly, now employing more than 209,000 workers – a 125% increase since 2010.

Event Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 22, 2016  

Solar Canada

Network with thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
October 25, 2016  

Alberta taps climate levy fund to help farmers reduce GHG emissions

Province will spend $10 million to expand existing programs to encourage the use energy efficient equipment and solar power.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 5, 2016  

Google expands Project Sunroof solar panel initiative

The tech-giant’s new service quickly tallies up considerations of going solar and whether homeowners should buy or lease solar panels.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability Technology
August 20, 2015  

Google’s Project Sunroof will map the planet’s solar potential [VIDEO]

Solar optimization map tells users the best places to gather energy from roof-mounted solar panels.

Feature Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 13, 2015  

Ultra-efficiency solar cell breakthrough

Could reduce production costs by 30%.

News Energy Manufacturing Transportation General Sustainability Technology
July 15, 2015  

Solar plane suspends trip in Hawaii because of battery damage

Solar Impulse team said irreversible damage caused by overheating batteries has grounded the flight until at least April.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Operations Production Sustainability
June 29, 2015  

Solar module makers say duties necessary to survive Chinese imports

Manufacturers are calling for Canada to follow the EU and the US by imposing tariffs on Chinese imports that allegedly violate international trading rules.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Operations Sustainability
June 18, 2015  

Renewable energy shows record growth in power sector

135 gigawatts of capacity added from wind, solar, hydropower, but few gains are being made in heating and transport.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
April 16, 2015  

Apple invests in solar, “sustainable” timber

Part of the tech giant’s drive to power operations with renewable energy.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 11, 2015  

US, California modify area for renewable energy plants

Regulators will initially focus on fast-tracking about 10 million acres of federal land.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 9, 2015  

Swiss solar plane begins round the world flight [VIDEO]

Took off from Abu Dhabi, trip to be completed in July or August.

Feature Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
February 24, 2015  

Spray-on solar power

Light-sensitive materials are printed onto a flexible film that coats weirdly shaped surfaces to collect the sun’s energy.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Sustainability
November 18, 2014  

SunEdison, TerraForm buy wind firm First Wind for $2.4B

Based on impact of acquisition, SunEdison raised its 2015 installation guidance to a range of 2.1 to 2.3 gigawatts.

News Energy Oil & Gas General Sustainability
November 14, 2014  

China must transform coal based economy to meet climate targets

Has pledged to halt greenhouse gas emissions growth by 2030 or earlier if possible.

News Energy Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
October 14, 2014  

Strathcona Energy expects Ontario expansion to create 130 jobs

Green energy company will turn former Nortel building into solar module manufacturing plant for European markets.

News Energy Manufacturing Business Operations General Sustainability
June 18, 2014  

Musk’s SolarCity to build enormous NY solar panel factory

Factory would manufacture enough panels to produce 1 gigawatt of peak power to outfit 200,000 homes annually.

News Business Operations Operations Sustainability Technology
December 3, 2013  

KACO, RESCo Energy form Ontario solar power partnership

KACO will provide inverter maintenance, warranty and commissioning services for 30 megawatts of installed solar power.

News Energy Business Operations Sustainability
October 2, 2013  

TransCanada acquires two more power plants from Canadian Solar

Power plants in Brockville and Ottawa will sell their electricity to Ontario’s electricity grid under 20-year agreements.

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August 14, 2013  

Sale of Ontario Solar assets boosts ATS Automation’s quarterly profit

Company expects to receive $21.4 million from the sale of four solar projects.

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August 7, 2013  

GE scraps plans for largest solar panel plant in US

First Solar acquire’s GE’s technology for making thin film panels for $82 million.

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July 5, 2013  

German solar panel firm claims insolvency as industry suffers from global price war

Conergy AG specializes in planning and installing photovoltaic systems.

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July 2, 2013  

TransCanada closes deal for first of nine solar projects in Ontario

Projects, worth $470 million, have 20-year power purchase agreements with the Ontario Power Authority.

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June 19, 2013  

From PLANT’s print edition: Does Ontario’s GEA blow?

Fraser Institute report slams plan as too costly.

News Business Operations Operations Sustainability
May 28, 2013  

GDF SUEZ Canada starts operation of Brockville solar project

The $50 million project has the capacity to power 1,700 homes in Ontario.

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May 7, 2013  

WTO ruling can’t end fight for Ontario green jobs: Steelworkers

Ruling against domestic renewable energy manufacturing a signal global trade rules need to be changed, union says.

News Energy Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production Sustainability
February 11, 2013  

Solar boom fuels increase in hazardous waste

Disposing materials used to produce panels aren’t calculated in solar power’s carbon footprint.

News Energy Manufacturing Business Operations Sustainability
November 5, 2012  

German solar power production up 50%

European country will phase out nuclear power by 2022 and replace it with renewable energies.