Solar & Wind - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Follow the Patents: For Solar Power, the Devil Is in the Details

Alec Schibanoff for Electric Light & Power:  There actually is a crystal ball that perm

Over 3 Million in U.S. Now Work for Clean Energy

Today, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United St

7,000 Railways Stations In India To Go Solar

Saurabh Mahapatra for CleanTechnica:  Almost every railway station in India will soon be

The Global Corporate Demand for Renewable Energy

We spoke with Tom Lindberg and Stein Amble Haugan, Managing Director and Key Account Manager of ECOHZ, who attended the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi 17-18 January 2017.

California demand for wind power energizes transmission firms

Nichola Groom for Reuters:  A firm controlled by Philip Anschutz, the billionaire enter

Interested in contributing an article or review?

Solar & Wind - Featured Story

How drones are helping design the solar power plants of the future

Katie Fehrenbacher for The Guardian:  At the edge of a plot of muddy farmland, a few miles down the road from the University of California at Davis, an engineer takes a few quick steps across crop rows and lets go of a three-foot drone. Within seconds, the device – which weighs less than 2lbs and carries a powerful camera – ascends hundreds of feet into the cold, clear, blue sky and begins to snap detailed photos of the ground far below, including a long row of large solar panels mounted on steel poles.

This flight is just a test, demonstrated by Kingsley Chen, the drone fleet coordinator for SunPower at the solar company’s research and development center, which is under construction and about a two-hour drive northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area. The drone will enable SunPower to survey a wide region and help design a solar power farm that can fit more solar panels on a piece of land, more quickly and for lower costs than it previously could.  Con'td...

Solar & Wind - News Headlines

Freedom Solar announces new incentive for rural Texas residents to go solar

Freedom Solar is offering qualifying Texas homeowners an up-front rebate of 15 cents per watt, up to $3,000. A qualifying homeowner is anyone who lives in a utility territory that does not currently offer a rebate for solar.

IREC Opens 2017 3iAwards Annual Search to Recognize Best in Nation Innovation. Ingenuity. Inspiration.

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) announces its Call for Nominees for its 2017 3iAwards - a prestigious annual national search for innovative people, projects and programs that promote and accelerate the sustainable growth of clean energy. The IREC 3iAwards honor innovation, ingenuity and inspiration from the nation's best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency.

SunSystem Technology Achieves Major Milestone

The combination of improved economies-of-scale through incremental portfolio growth, and the ability to achieve optimized geographic deployment of services has been a strategic objective of the company's since its inception.

Solar & Wind - Featured Product

Kaco New Energy - Residential Pv Systems - 2.0 - 5.0 Kw, Blueplanet 2.0 - 5.0 Tl1

Kaco New Energy - Residential Pv Systems - 2.0 - 5.0 Kw, Blueplanet 2.0 - 5.0 Tl1

Small size, light weight, great features, best value! With a line-up of 1-phase transformerless units, KACO new energy will be inaugurating the new "blueplanet" solar PV inverter series. Newly designed and constructed from scratch, the blueplanet TL1 fulfil the highest requirements for optimum use in residential solar power plants.

Solar & Wind - Featured Company

EcoFasten Solar®

EcoFasten Solar®

Industry leader EcoFasten Solar® designs, engineers, and manufactures patented, watertight solar roof mounts. The company provides mounting solutions that are easy to install, cost-effective, rugged in fabrication, and unsurpassed in quality. Comprised of a seasoned and growing team of professionals with talent, ability, and drive, all EcoFasten Solar products are precision-designed with the installer in mind.