Floating Solar Panel Project Due in 2016 from California Power Company

From GovTech.com:  Sonoma County, Calif.'s new public electricity supplier is turning to the sun and water — the airspace over treated sewage ponds, specifically — to generate power for local homes and businesses.   Under a deal signed Thursday with a San Francisco-based renewable energy developer, officials with Sonoma Clean Power, now the default electricity provider in Sonoma County, unveiled a plan to install a 12.5-megawatt solar farm on floating docks atop holding ponds operated by the county Water Agency.   When completed in 2016, the project, which will provide enough electricity to power 3,000 homes, will be the largest solar installation in the county. It also will help fulfill one of Sonoma Clean Power’s central goals — to develop local sources of renewable energy for its expanding customer base, now taking in more than 160,000 residential and commercial accounts across five cities in the county.  

Spray-on Solar Cells - How do they Work?

Spray-on solar cells use nanotechnology. These cells are made using quantum dots, which is a nanocrystal composed of a semiconductor material that is small enough to take advantage of the laws of quantum mechanics.

Deutsche Bank MD expects Cost of Solar to Drop Another 20-30% as 2020 Approaches

The US and China will be in the 12-15 GW range in 2015 but the incremental growth will come from some of these emerging markets. We expect Mexico to be a 2 GW market by 2017, with South Africa also above the 1 GW mark by 2017. These two markets were stagnant in 2013-14, so the growth will be quite significant in the coming years.

More Signs of Solar Energy's Upside in India, Population 1.25 Billion

A sea change is gathering as the country contemplates embracing the promise of solar-powered electricity.

Maxwell Technologies Appoints Michael Finger Senior Vice President Of Global Sales

"Michael's extensive international sales and management experience, including 15 years focusing primarily on the automotive industry, gives him excellent credentials to energize our global sales organization"

Vivint Solar To Build New Corporate Headquarters in Utah's Silicon Slopes

Governor Gary Herbert Helps Break Ground on 163,000 Square Foot Building at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah

Longer Blades and New Materials Are Dramatically Affecting the Global Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry, According to Navigant Research

Innovation and lean manufacturing are leading to rapid evolution in blade design and manufacture, report concludes

$180 Mill Solar Farm Nears Construction in North Carolina

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC, has an 80MW Solar Farm Project located in Anson County, NC that is construction ready and merely awaits purchase and sale contracts from investors.

Africa Energy Indaba 2015 exceeds all expectations

Hundreds of delegates including several African energy ministers and energy experts from around the continent attended what has become Africa's premier energy event.

SolarCity Joins the New York State Smart Grid Consortium

The nation's #1 rooftop solar power provider joins New York's leading utilities, technology providers, policy makers and research institutions committed to grid modernization

myFC Debuts World's Smallest Portable Fuel Cell Charger at Mobile World Congress

myFC's new fuel cell charger, "JAQ," is smaller, lighter, more powerful & considerably cheaper

Solar Frontier Concludes Sale of Its First Owned-and-Operated Megasolar Power Plant

Solar Frontier to transfer megasolar power plant to a trust account managed by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Clariant completes the sale of its Energy Storage Business to Johnson Matthey

Regional PV Module Prices Vary by as Much as $0.16 Per Watt

Module prices averaged around 72 cents per watt in the U.S. and 56 cents in Chile in Q4 2014.

Gaia-Wind Appoints First Japanese Reseller

World leading farm scale wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind has appointed its first reselling partner in Japan. Green-Power Corporation, based in Kamata, Tokyo will join forces to deliver distributed wind to the Japanese market. The news comes as the Japanese Industry Department (METI) announces the continuance of the FiT for small wind at JPY55/kWh and 16% cuts for solar.

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