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.
Tesla starts producing solar cells in Buffalo
Company hopes to scale cell production beyond two gigawatts annually.
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.
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.
Network with thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors…
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.
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.
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.
Ultra-efficiency solar cell breakthrough
Could reduce production costs by 30%.
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.
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.
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.
Apple invests in solar, “sustainable” timber
Part of the tech giant’s drive to power operations with renewable energy.
US, California modify area for renewable energy plants
Regulators will initially focus on fast-tracking about 10 million acres of federal land.
Swiss solar plane begins round the world flight [VIDEO]
Took off from Abu Dhabi, trip to be completed in July or August.
Spray-on solar power
Light-sensitive materials are printed onto a flexible film that coats weirdly shaped surfaces to collect the sun’s energy.
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.
China must transform coal based economy to meet climate targets
Has pledged to halt greenhouse gas emissions growth by 2030 or earlier if possible.
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.
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.
KACO, RESCo Energy form Ontario solar power partnership
KACO will provide inverter maintenance, warranty and commissioning services for 30 megawatts of installed solar power.
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.
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.
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.
German solar panel firm claims insolvency as industry suffers from global price war
Conergy AG specializes in planning and installing photovoltaic systems.
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.
From PLANT’s print edition: Does Ontario’s GEA blow?
Fraser Institute report slams plan as too costly.
GDF SUEZ Canada starts operation of Brockville solar project
The $50 million project has the capacity to power 1,700 homes in Ontario.
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.
Solar boom fuels increase in hazardous waste
Disposing materials used to produce panels aren’t calculated in solar power’s carbon footprint.
German solar power production up 50%
European country will phase out nuclear power by 2022 and replace it with renewable energies.