Denver Becomes Latest City to Require Green Roofs

Denver is the latest city to mandate rooftop gardens or solar installations on new, large buildings, joining San Francisco, New York, Paris, London and other cities around the world with similar green roof measures, the Associated Press reported. The Colorado capital ranks third in the nation for highest heat island and eighth in the nation …

Daytona International Speedway Making Solar Energy History

Daytona International Speedway’s legendary race track may be home to NASCAR racing, but for nearly two years it has also been a live laboratory for solar energy research. The Florida Power & Light Solar Circuit, built in February 2016, is made up of 7,000 solar panels set on top of three structures around the speedway …

Yingli Solar Panels Will Help Low Income Villages in China

People assume that the booming economy in China over the past 30 years has made all Chinese citizens wealthy. Nothing could be further from the truth. In Zhangbei County, just 150 miles northwest of Beijing, there are 128 low income villages where residents struggle to get by. Now all those villages are in line to …

Solar Panels Might Get More Efficient Thanks to a Butterfly

A common sight in the forests and meadows of India is the common rose butterfly. Known for its velvety black wings and colorful body and tail, the common rose spends its day gathering nectar from flowers like zinnias and Egyptian Starcluster. But soon, the common rose might be known for something else—making our solar panels …

Solar Energy Talks Happening in Fremont and Omaha

Area residents interested in the current status of the Fremont Community Solar Farm project have two upcoming opportunities to receive updates about what all the approximately $2 million project entails. From 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, those gathering at Keene Memorial Library will listen to City Administrator Brian Newton, along with Michael Shonka, another Nebraska …

SunPower To Supply 505 Megawatts In First & Second Round Of French Tenders For...

One of the world’s leading solar manufacturers, SunPower, has revealed this week that it will provide 505 megawatts worth of products in the first and second round of French energy regulator CRE’s tenders for solar projects, more than any other solar panel manufacturer. SunPower announced on Wednesday that it will supply 291 megawatts (MW) worth …

Local Politicians Throwing India Solar Power Plans Into Chaos

Never underestimate the power of small-minded people to totally disrupt a carefully thought out plan. India is taking bold steps to transition to a low-emissions economy by promoting solar and wind power. It is also contemplating a ban on the sale of conventional cars starting in 2030. Solar power is especially appealing in India because …