California Poised to Be First State to Require Solar Panels on New Homes

California is set to require solar panels on new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020, the first such mandate in the country and the state’s latest step to curb greenhouse gas emissions. “Adoption of these standards represents a quantum leap in statewide building standards,” said Robert Raymer, technical …

Solar Jobs Could More Than Double In New Mexico

An American Jobs Project report has found that solar jobs in New Mexico could more than double by 2030. Projected growth of the New Mexico solar industry over the next 12 years could increase solar jobs to 6,800 from the current figure of about 2,500. “New Mexico has already made …

First-Of-Its-Kind Farm Uses Seawater and Solar Power to Grow Crops

Much of the current innovation in farming focuses on how to integrate technology into the food we produce by genetically engineering crops and livestock for improved production, increased resilience to disease, or better adaptability to weather-changing climate patterns. But a new development out of Australia doesn’t want to change what …

Sunrun Sees A Bright Future For Solar In Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, it wreaked havoc on the aging electrical grid supporting the island, taking out power for island residents for months for many. Many new energy companies like Tesla, sonnen, and Sunrun championed a charge into the country in an effort to restore power to the …

India Beats North America, Europe, & Japan In 2017 Solar Additions

Those aggressive auction timelines by the central and several state governments in India have finally resulted in the Asian giant taking the limelight in the global solar power market. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), India overtook the continents of North America and Europe, as well as Japan, …

China Installs Nearly 10 Gigawatts Of Solar In First Quarter, Up 22%

China’s National Energy Administration announced on Tuesday that the country installed an impressive 9.65 gigawatts (GW) of new solar PV capacity in the first quarter of 2018, up 22% on the same period a year earlier and up on analysts’ projections. At a press conference held on Tuesday, China’s National …

Disney Announces New 50 Megawatt Solar Project To Power Two Theme Parks

Walt Disney World Resort has announced that it is partnering with solar project developer Origis Energy USA to develop a new 50 megawatt (MW) that will power two of its four theme parks in Central Florida. The announcement was made last week by Disney’s Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, …