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Asheville Solar Farm Company Breaks 800 MW Target for 2014

Asheville Solar Farm Company Breaks 800 MW Target for 2014 An Asheville, NC solar farm developer, Innovative Solar Systems, LLC is blazing new ground in 2014 with almost 50 new projects that total over 800 megawatts of solar energy being added to the grid. Investors Love Large Scale Solar Farms

Solar power: Energy companies plan investment in Borno

In view of the available opportunity for solar power generation in Borno State, business mogul and Chairman Oriental Energy Resources, Alhaji Mohammed Indimi has disclosed his readiness to partner any investor that is willing to invest in Maiduguri to turn around the furtunes of the State. Indimi stated this on Friday in Maiduguri, when he led a delegation of Solar Power giant company on a courtesy visit on the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima. He said investing in Borno state, which is his...

Solar power lights up shopping plaza

Layers of solar panels top two buildings in Seton like a brush cut.The black panels, which absorb sunlight during the day and convert it to electricity, put out enough energy to power the street lights, ground lights and decorative lights in the new shopping plaza in the southeast community all year.The panels, put into full use this month, are Calgarys largest solar array.We wanted to do something different with this mall in terms of green construction and green initiatives, says Garrick Frykli...

Escoms want your surplus solar power

The five electricity supply companies Escoms in Karnataka are working out modalities to tap the surplus solar power available with industries and domestic consumers. They are planning to approach the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission KERC to fix the tariff for such power generators. Many individuals and industrialists have installed solar panels in their homes and factories. During an interaction on Saturday with bulk consumers in the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Bescom jurisdi...

Mobile solar power for all your essential devices

A few months ago I wrote about a new kind of solar power technology that is spray-on, perhaps spelling the end of the traditional solar panel as we know it. This technology is cheaper to produce and install and is likely the way of the future. The problem is that it is just that - a future technology. While new technologies are emerging on the horizon, existing ones are getting smaller, cheaper, and better too and that is exactly what I've discovered this week. A company called Goal Zero www.goa...

Comet ISON survives solar fly-by

Astronomers across the world have been surprised by the resilience of the comet ISON, some part of which appears to have survived its encounter with the Sun intact.The icy ball of matter left over from the formation of the solar system captured the attention of the world's media as it plunged towards the centre of the solar system, its trajectory taking it dangerously close to our star.Most were expecting it to vaporise from the Sun's intense heat and tidal forces, but at least a part of th...

ABB Solar Head Talks Solar Growth Markets & ABB's Microgrid

Following up on my first two articles from my recent trip to Las Vegas — which covered ABB’s huge solar push and featured an exclusive interview with ABB solar head Maxine Ghavi – here’s my second recorded interview with Maxine, which was conducted at the site of an ABB* solar power plant in Nevada: With an existing global presence, ABB looks ripe for some serious solar market growth in just about any hot solar market there are several now . With its diverse power and a...

Which Solar Prices Really Matter To You?

Originally published on Cost of Solar. When it comes to solar panels, prices vary considerably. However, when it comes to residential rooftop solar panels, prices are fairly easy to quote. But taking another 180-degree U-turn on this, there’s one more “however” to throw in there — when it comes to putting solar panels on your roof, you won’t find a set global or even national price that is likely to fit for your situation. Let’s delve into this… First ...

Drone aircraft would put solar and wind power plants in the sky

Renewable energy has been of increasing interest as the dwindling supply of easily accessible fossil fuels pushes us toward dirtier sources of oil and natural gas. Researchers are constantly pushing the boundaries of what solar cells and wind turbines are capable of, but the constraints of land and weather limit where vast solar or wind farms can be set up. A company in the UK is hoping to solve that problem by taking to the skies with flying power plants.UK-based New Wave Energy has spent the l...

New York City doubles down on solar energy

A huge solar array planned for Staten Island is expected to increase New York City's renewable energy capacity by 50 percent. The solar power station is due to be built in Freshkills Park, where around 47 acres of parkland will be leased to the company SunEdison to build and operate the system, which is expected to produce enough energy to power more than 2,000 homes. Announcing the project this week, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said: "Over the last 12 years, we've restored wet...