JinkoSolar To Open First US Solar Factory In Florida In Support Of 2,750 Megawatt...

US-based NextEra Energy has signed one of the largest solar panel supply deals in history with China-based JinkoSolar for 2,750 megawatts (MW) alongside a separate move in which JinkoSolar will open its first US manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Florida. In moves which will encourage both the global solar supply market …

IKEA Enjoys Sustainable Product Sales Growth and Clean Energy Uptick

IKEA has revealed further growth in global sales across its sustainable products range last year, as the Swedish furniture giant today reported progress on renewable energy generation as part of its latest sustainability update. Published today, IKEA’s annual global sustainability report covers the year ending 31 August 2017, and shows …

New Solar Energy Law in Indianapolis

A new law that takes effect in just five days could impact solar panel users across the state. Senate Bill 309 takes effect January 1st, 2018. Scott Biggs,with Jefferson Electronic in Indianapolis said “The solar market has heated up because the economics make more sense to save money for people.” …

EA Technology Promises to Become Carbon Neutral Business

Cheshire-based energy networks firms EA Technology has promised to go “carbon neutral“, unveiling a seven point plan on Friday to slash its company emissions across heating, lighting and transport. The firm, which specialises in managing electricity assets, has set out a ‘Carbon Action Plan’ it claims will radically boost its …

Panasonic HIT Solar Panel Sets New Record For High Temperature Efficiency

When we think of solar panel efficiency, we usually think in terms of how much of the sunlight hitting the panel gets converted into electricity. Output efficiency is normally computed by laboratory testing, where the ambient temperature of the test environment is carefully controlled. That number is important, of course, …

Air Pollution Can Cut Solar Panel Efficiency By Up To 25%

A new study has disturbing news for India’s solar power industry. It claims that dust and particulate matter (often a by-product of diesel engines) can reduce solar panel efficiency by 17% to 25%. Half this reduction comes from dust and particles deposited on the surface of solar panels which form …

Stanford Completes Rooftop Solar On 15 More Buildings

Starting in 2012, Stanford University began an ambitious program to bring solar power to its Silicon Valley campus. The University’s Department of Sustainability and Energy Management reviewed 20 proposals from solar energy companies and analyzed 60 potential sites for solar installations before selecting 15 buildings most suited to rooftop solar. …