California Generates Enough Solar Power to Meet Half Its Energy Needs

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) took a shot at Sec. of Energy Rick Perry, former Republican governor of Texas. Remarking on Perry’s view of Texas as an energy powerhouse, Brown said, “We’ve got more sun than you’ve got oil.” Recent data shows California coming through. The state briefly generated enough …

SolarCity And ComEd Discover Shared Vision For Utilities’ Future

ComEd doesn’t deliver any solar energy to its Chicago-area customers, and California-based SolarCity doesn’t do business in Illinois, but from distant reaches of the country, and from opposite ends of the power grid, the two companies have come to much the same conclusion about the future of utilities. Their respective …

ABB and Solar Impulse show that a clean energy future is achievable

As Hawaii embarks on the complex transition from a fossil-fueled past to a clean energy future, Solar Impulse and ABB are proving that renewables are a reliable power source. By flying halfway around the world on solar power alone, Solar Impulse has already proven that it is possible to produce …

China’s new wind power capacity hits record high

China’s newly installed wind power capacity reached a record high in 2015 amid increasing efforts from the government to boost clean energy. The new wind power capacity jumped to 32.97 gigawatts last year, more than 60 percent higher than 2014, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Tuesday. Wind power …