Solar News

December 14, 2018

Solar ‘could soon be UK’s cheapest source of energy’

The U.K. Solar Trade Association has published a new assessment, finding that the cost of generating solar electricity in the British Isles has already fallen far […]
December 12, 2018

Israel to Develop 6GW of Solar Capacity Over the Next Decade

Before the market can boom, the dry, sunny country needs to update its transmission grid and streamline the contracting process. It took years to develop, but […]
December 11, 2018

Solar module lifetime predictions are getting better

NREL has proposed a new methodology for determining solar module degradation rates, taking into account measurement challenges such as sensor drift, inverter nuances, soiling and others […]
December 7, 2018

California Gives Final OK To Require Solar Panels On New Houses

Solar panels will be a required feature on new houses in California, after the state’s Building Standards Commission gave final approval to a housing rule that’s […]
December 5, 2018

New solar panel material can take more heat

A new synthetic material will make solar energy a more cost-effective, efficient, and reliable source of power. Clean energy is at a crossroads. To become a […]
December 4, 2018

Stanford to go 100 percent solar by 2021

A second solar-generating plant, to be built in the next three years, will complete the university’s transition to clean power and further shrink campus greenhouse gas […]
November 27, 2018

Germany Greenlights 8GW of Additional Onshore Wind and Solar Capacity

Germany’s governing coalition recently agreed on supplemental tenders to add 4 gigawatts of onshore wind and 4 gigawatts of solar through 2021. But more expansion is […]
November 24, 2018

Want The Cheapest Electricity? Build Solar And Wind Farms, Not Coal Power Plants

Onshore wind power and solar – without subsidies – are now the cheapest source of new bulk power in every major economy in the world apart […]
November 19, 2018

‘City of the Future’ is First Solar-Powered Town in America – and It Was Created by a Former NFL Player

It’s being hailed as the city of the future. Babcock Ranch is a town in Florida that is being hailed as America’s first ever city that […]