Small-scale solar power growing in the United States

By Daniel J. Graeber for UPI.com:  Small-scale solar installations in the United States account for about a third of the overall capacity on the grid, a report from the federal government said. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates total U.S. solar-power output in September, the last full month for which data are available, at 3.5 million megawatt hours. Of that, just more than 30 percent came from small-scale solar installations. "Generation from roof-top photovoltaic systems has become an increasingly important part of total solar generation in the United States," EIA AdministratorAdam Sieminski said in an emailed statement. A September report from the Solar Energy Industries Association, with support from green energy market adviser GTM Research, found second quarter residential solar capacity grew 70 percent year-on-year to 473 megawatts.   Cont'd...

CSUN's sub company CEEG Solar Science & Technology and Tigo Introduce Creative Energy Optimization to the Solar Market

With combined technologies, SST introduces a high performing smart module to the market.

Global Small Wind Turbines Installed Capacity Will Surge to 4.8 Gigawatts by 2025, says GlobalData

Global cumulative installed capacity of small wind turbines will increase more than fivefold from 912.6 Megawatts in 2014 to 4.8 Gigawatts by 2025---- However, market challenges include the economic crisis, zoning and permitting issues, low public awareness, lack of a federal net-metering program, and certification issues, says analyst

OxBlue Construction Camera Used at Solar Decathlon 2015, Where Stevens Institute of Technology Wins First Place

An OxBlue construction camera captured the action at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon - a biennial competition that challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered homes that are attractive, cost effective, and energy efficient.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Powers Up Minnesota's Largest Solar Energy Project

First Airport in the Nation to Construct a Solar Generation Structure of this Kind

Making colorful buildings that convert solar light into energy

Researchers create new shades for a solar-light-absorbing surface that combine form and function

Rooftop Solar at 33% of US Energy Supply, now Being Tracked by EIA

Every month the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes data about energy production and use in the U.S. Until now it had not included information about distributed and rooftop solar power. That changed in December as EIA noted the increased role that small-scale solar installations like rooftop solar makes up roughly a third of all solar power in the U.S.

SunEdison Starts Construction on 4.5 Megawatt Solar Farm in Dighton, Mass.

Housing authority expects to save $14 million over the next 20 years

First Reserve Partners With Mexico Power Group To Build Mexican Wind Farm

Project contracted to sell generated power to Volkswagen

SheerWind a Disruptive Wind Power Technology Company Investor Opportunity to Impact Expanding Global Growth

SheerWind, the developer and licensor of the patented INVELOX wind funnel technology, is seeking growth funding to meet expanding global demand for its clean, affordable electricity systems

SEPA REPORT PROVIDES MODELS FOR COMMUNITY SOLAR SUCCESS

Survey finds only one-third of projects fully subscribed; one-quarter, less than 50 percent

Flexible solar panels from Midsummer covers the logos of the "world's best sports arena"

Midsummer is the leading provider of turnkey equipment for the manufacturing of high-efficiency lightweight and flexible solar panels.

Despite Record PV Inverter Shipments in 2015, Lower Prices Limit Global Revenue Growth, IHS Says

Increased competition in China, the United States and other key growth markets -- combined with stagnating markets in Japan and Germany -- have exacerbated falling prices, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) Selected to Provide Solar Racking for BayWa r.e.'s First U.S. Solar Project, a 6.9 MW Ground-Mount System

The projects total 6.9 MW and are located in Selma, Newton Grove and Smithfield, North Carolina.

Wind Farms

Many of the largest operational onshore wind farms are located in Germany, China and the United States.

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