SolarCity to develop roofs made of solar cells

Lucas Mearian for ComputerWorld:  Five million roofs are replaced each year in the U.S., so instead of simply swapping out old shingles with new ones, why not turn the whole roof into a solar power generator that's integrated with your home's electrical utility? That is SolarCity's plan for a new product it expects to begin producing next year, according to statements made during the company's second-quarter earnings calllast week. During the call, SolarCity Chief Technology Officer Peter Rive alluded to a new product that would be produced at the soon to open Buffalo, N.Y., solar panel manufacturing facility. Then SolarCity co-founder and Chairman Elon Musk interjected and said the product would be a solar roof, "as opposed to a [solar] module on a roof."   Cont'd...

Silicor Materials and AM Technical Solutions Close $8.9M USD Project Management Contract

Solar silicon producer hires leader in high tech building space to complete first commercial-scale facility in Iceland

How does a solar generator work?

For all the companies out there that sell solar generators, there is a dearth of information on how they actually work ... at least there was. We delve into the hows and whys of solar generators in our latest article.

Baker Electric, Inc. Recognized as North America's #1 Solar Electrical Subcontractor

With 421.76 MW installed in 2015, Baker Electric, Inc. ranked #9 on the overall 2016 Top 500 Solar Contactors List, #1 on the Top 20 Solar Electrical Subcontractors List, and #8 on the Top 50 Utility Contractors List.

SPI 2016 - SEPA ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2016 SOLAR POWER PLAYER AWARDS

Cross-industry innovation and partnerships key themes for this year's nominees

SEIA is Part of Large Settlement to Resolve Energy Issues in Colorado

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on today's filing of a multi-faceted settlement to resolve energy issues in Colorado:

NV Energy Seeks Approval for Renewable Energy Project and Earlier Retirement of Coal Generation

In its August 15 Emissions Reduction and Capacity Replacement second amendment filing, NV Energy requested that the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approve a new 100-megawatt solar project in Boulder City, Nevada and an earlier retirement date for the remaining 257-megawatt unit at the Reid Gardner Generating Station.

1366 Technologies Introduces "3D" Wafer Feature

Company Demonstrates Unique Capabilities of the Direct Wafer® Process to Grow Thin Wafers with Thick Border

Class AAA LED Solar Simulator Supports Testing and Development of Photovoltaic Devices

The LumiSun-50™ high power, multi-wavelength LED Solar Simulator that meets Class AAA solar simulator requirements of IEC 60904-9 for spectral match, uniformity of irradiance, and temporal stability. Primary applications for the LumiSun-50 are terrestrial photovoltaic testing and PV research.

AltEnergyMag.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Solar Power International 2016

Solar Power International 2016 will take place from September 12th to 15th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.

Why SPI 2016 - Interview with EcoFasten Solar

The main goal of our SPI booth and presence is to increase brand awareness, as well as to collaborate with other key players in the solar industry.

Why SPI 2016 - Interview with Samantha Dalton, Marketing Director at SolarRoofHook

We have our QuickBOLT in an aquarium demonstrating its leak-proof abilities, we have our color-coded system boasting all of the roofing styles we supply mounting hardware for, and we have our full line of roof mounts out on rotating displays.

Phono Solar Ranked as an Industry Leader in DNV GL's PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Phono Outperformed 18 Competing Module Manufacturers Across 5 Testing Criteria

EcoFasten Solar Launches New Product

Tile Hook Flashing

SunLink and Ganges Internationale Enter Into Joint Venture for Solar Development in India

Targets 1.4GW of solar in next five years in India

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