Lancaster (California) Is “Solar Power Capital Of The Universe”

Lancaster, California, produces more solar power per capita than any other city in the state. Devastated by the recession of 2009, when unemployment rose to 17%, the city has made its commitment to solar the basis of its economic rebirth. Today it is home to the BYD truck and bus factory, which just finished an …

20 Megawatts Of Floating Solar Power Projects Are Coming Up In India Soon

India is well on track to its planned 100 gigawatts solar-power generation capacity by 2022. The biggest problem country is facing with solar plant installations is requirement of huge areas of land. Floating power plants can help solve this problem and are coming up in several states of the country. According to media reports, two …

Geneva Airport to Ramp up Solar Energy Production

Geneva’s Cointrin airport is to install solar panels across 50,000m2 of roof space in a new project announced by officials on Thursday. Around a dozen roofs on airport buildings have been marked out for solar panels, the airport’s director André Schneider told the press. Together, the proposed surface area is the equivalent of eight football …

Winnipeg’s Largest Solar Installation Unveiled at FortWhyte Alive

FortWhyte Alive is putting a bright idea to work, tapping into the sun to generate half the electricity needs at its farms. The 640-acre environmental, educational and recreational centre in southwest Winnipeg unveiled the city’s largest solar panel installation on Thursday. “As community leaders in sustainability, we believe that harnessing solar power at Fort Whyte …

500 Megawatt Solar Tender In India Scrapped Due To High Tariffs, Poor Response

The state of Tamil Nadu has scrapped another 500 megawatt solar power tender, citing higher tariff bids and poor response by prospective project developers. According to media reports, the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has asked all bidders to collect the financial guarantees they had deposited at the time of the auction. The …