Solar News

May 17, 2019

Tesla’s Solar Roof Solution Isn’t For the United States

Most of the solar cells made at Tesla’s solar factory in Buffalo, New York, are being exported instead of being installed on U.S. homes as originally […]
May 17, 2019

Breakthrough in new material to harness solar power

The most affordable, efficient way to harness the cleanest, most abundant renewable energy source in the world is one step closer to reality. The University of […]
May 14, 2019

Solar, Wind And Hydro Comprised Almost Three-Fifths Of New Capacity In Q1

In the first quarter of the year, solar, wind, and hydropower accounted for nearly three-fifths (59.6%) of new capacity added to the U.S. electricity generation mix, […]
May 8, 2019

India mulls new solar tender with focus on factories

India is considering a new solar that doesn’t include a requirement to also generate electricity, sources said. India is considering a new tender to develop solar […]
May 3, 2019

What happens when schools go solar?

Sunshine splashing onto school rooftops and campuses across the country is an undertapped resource that could help shrink electricity bills, new research suggests. the April issue […]
April 12, 2019

Marrying two types of solar cells draws more power from the sun

The promising solar cell materials called perovskites need a partner. Researchers marry a layer of perovskite, which absorbs high-energy blue photons in sunlight, with standard silicon, […]
April 12, 2019

Tesla’s Vision Of An EV + Solar + Battery Storage Future Now Becoming Industry Norm

Part of investors’ fascination with Tesla has long been the company’s focus on the evolution of manufacturing hardware and software. The plan to integrate energy generation […]
April 5, 2019

News flash: Solar works in cold weather

The polar vortex blew some frigidly cold weather into the U.S. last week. It also brought out some confused comments about solar in cold weather like […]
April 3, 2019

Florida utility aims to build world’s biggest renewable battery

One problem that plagues solar and wind power projects is the intermittent nature of their output, which varies with weather conditions. Battery storage on a big-enough […]