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Solar PV Power Plant Fire Sale Approaching In Italy?

November 30th, 2014 by James Ayre  Due to the impending retroactive changes to Italy’s feed-in tariff, the country’s markets will soon be swamped with cheap solar PV power plants up for sale, according to a noted firm. Owing to the approaching retroactive changes — due to be enacted at the beginning of 2015 — many projects in the country are expected to crash, with banks presumably selling said projects off at “rock-bottom” prices in an already over-satur...

Best Solar Stocks to Buy for 2015

As we enter 2015, one of the most exciting emerging industries for investors is solar energy. The industry has been embattled for much of the past decade, but it's now competitive with fossil fuels without subsidies in many parts of the world, and over the next few years more and more markets will become economical. For investors, there are a number of ways to play the industry, from solar manufacturers to fully integrated companies. The solar manufacturers For years, investors have been avoid...

The more people know solar, use, support grow

THE ISSUE: Solar energy and environmental consciousness; OUR OPINION: Claflin is a major energy user already making use of suns energyAn abundant supply of energy and the systems to deliver are facts of life for which South Carolinians and Americans can be thankful.But just as conserving energy and finding alternative sources are important when it comes to fueling the the way we travel, so too is looking at conservation and alternatives in residential and commercial power.A recent poll shows tha...

Switzerland's Meyer Burger bets on Indian solar energy sector

Meyer Burger is a photovoltaic technology supplier and offers manufacturing processes for wafers, solar cells and solar modules, among others

Trina Solar: Carbon Footprint Verification For Solar Modules

November 29th, 2014 by Mridul Chadha  Trina Solar continues to put emphasis on environmental aspects of its solar photovoltaic modules, as it recently got the carbon footprint of its solar module manufacturing verified for a second time. The British Standards Institution BSI verified the carbon dioxide emissions emitted during the manufacturing of solar photovoltaic modules by Trina Solar. According to a press release issued by the company, the Carbon Footprint Verification, which is based...

The Best Solar Stock of 2014: The Renewable Energy Giant You've

Rooftop solar has been a hot topic in 2014, but it hasn't produced the best performing stocks. Image source: SolarCity. As we near the end of 2014, let's take a little time to review what happened in the solar industry this year. Solar installations are expected to grow 35% to 50 gigawatts, enough to power 8.2 million homes. But that doesn't mean that solar stocks had a particularly good year. You can see below, Trina Solar is down 24%, Canadian Solar is down 7%, and SunPower and SolarCity are e...

Satellite Spies Gargantuan Sunspots that Could Launch Solar

Looking a bit like nasty bruises, a cluster of truly massive sunspots appeared on the Sun’s surface starting in mid-October. Their collective surface area, measuring 66 times larger than the Earth’s cross section, was the largest in the last 24 years, according to the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. The sunspots produced six major solar solar flares before the sun’s rotation swung them out of view to the Hinode spacecraft in early November, which captured the images...

Operators of controversial local solar company start new firm in

Operators of controversial local solar company start new firm in Windsor Work trailers owned by Certified Solar at 2750 Deziel Dr. in Windsor, ON. are shown Mon. Dec. 16, 2013. The company has allegedly defrauded numerous customers for more than $1 million dollars. DAN JANISSE/The Windsor Star Tweet Pin It

Town has light shed on solar power

Even in a country that gets shorter, snowy days many months of the year, solar power has many benefits, Town council heard at its Nov. 24 meeting. While Vulcan’s proposed solar park was briefly discussed during the presentation, the focus of the information session was to go over the basics of solar energy. Talking to council about solar power were Shayne Gurney, program coordinator, corporate business development with Lethbridge College, Rudy Reger, owner of Energysmart, based in Lethbrid...

How to support clean energy, without going solar

The cost of renewable energy has been dropping precipitously in recent years. Yet, for many of us, installing solar on our own rooftop remains a stretcheither because the capital needed is not available, the rooftop is too shaded, or we simply don't own our own home.Fortunately, however, you don't have to install solar to support solar. Or wind. Or tidal power for that matter. Below are some ideas for moving the low carbon economy forward. Given the popularity of clean energy with the general pu...