Solar Power Grows 400 Percent in Only 4 Years

Driven by an explosion in photovoltaics, the U.S. solar sector has emerged "from a relatively small contributor to the nation's total electric capacity into a one of comparative significance," the Energy Information Administration reported this week in its latest Electricity Monthly Update.   Since 2010, EIA said, U.S. solar capacity increased 418 percent from 2,326 megawatts, accounting for 0.2 percent of total U.S. electric generation, to today's 12,057 MW, or 1.13 percent of U.S. generation.   More than half of that additional capacity — 5,251 MW -- has been installed by home and business owners participating in utility net metering programs that allow owners of solar systems to sell excess capacity back to their local utility at retail rates, according to EIA.   California has the largest net metered solar capacity, with 38 percent of the U.S. total, but Eastern states such as Massachusetts and New Jersey also have significant amounts of net metered solar energy, the agency said.   Utility-scale PV applications, defined as systems with 1 MW or more of capacity, have also expanded significantly and currently account for 5,564 MW, according to EIA. Such systems generally are designed to generate power for wholesale markets.  

First Annual Student Conference for Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Development

Developing the Power Engineering Workforce for the Future

WATT Fuel Cell Corp. Acquires Pittsburgh Electric Engines, Inc.

WATT Fuel Cell Corp. (WATT) announces the acquisition of Mt. Pleasant, Penn.-based tubular SOFC developer Pittsburgh Electric Engines, Inc. (PEEI).

OPDE finishes construction of new 12MWp solar farm in UK

Constructed during February and March 2014, the site is situated at Alresford in Hampshire and will supply electricity equivalent to consumption of 5,000 homes. The solar farm was connected to the grid on 23 March, and will produce an output of 12GW per hour a year. The farm helps strengthen OP

ALL-ENERGY: THE ALL-IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLES GATHERING

With a month to go before All-Energy 2014, the UK's largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, opens in Aberdeen (Wednesday 21- Thursday 22 May) the international renewables community is busy making its travel plans.

SkyFuel's Parabolic Trough Featured in Enel's Hybrid Geothermal Plant

SkyFuel, Inc. is the technology provider for the parabolic trough solar field being integrated into the heating loop of Enel Green Power (EGP) North America's Stillwater geothermal power plant. This will be the world's first commercial plant integrating solar thermal power with geothermal.

Lunera Lighting Introduces the Susan Lamp, the Industry's First True Plug-and-Play LED Replacement

The Simplest and most Cost Effective Solution to Convert an Existing Lighting Infrastructure to LED

Tesla Chooses Hanergy Solar's Thin-film Products for its Supercharging System

Hanergy Solar Group will deliver two solar carports, each in Beijing and Jiading, Shanghai.

LEGOLAND Florida Becomes First Theme Park in U.S. to Run Completely on Renewable Energy on Earth Day

LEGOLAND Florida has made a consistent effort for conservation since the park opened in 2011

Google and MidAmerican Energy Company Announce Renewable Energy Agreement in Iowa

100% of Google's first phase facilities in Council Bluffs to be supplied with renewable wind energy under new agreement with MidAmerican Energy.

Cornell Dubilier Introduces 3-Phase AC Power Harmonic Filter Capacitors

Type PFCH are designed to filter undesirable harmonics before power is delivered to the grid or load. Typical applications include but are not limited to automatic power factor correction equipment, wind turbine PFC controllers, solar inverter output filters, tuned and detuned capacitor banks and power line conditioning.

Soilworks® Dust Control Solutions Helps Complete One of Arizona's Largest Solar Energy Projects

Chandler company's Gorilla-Snot® dust control product used to help improve working conditions at Arlington Valley Solar Energy II facility in Arizona.

Intersolar 2014 - Intersolar North America Strengthens Focus on Growing Energy Storage Market

Intersolar North America Expands Energy Storage Exhibition Segment, Unveils Conference Sessions Dedicated to the Latest Innovations and Market Policies

MERSEN INTRODUCES NEW HP10J HELIOPROTECTION FUSE

The solar industry's most efficient 1000VDC fuse

Capital Dynamics invests over USD 280 million in US solar energy projects

Capital Dynamics led all aspects of the investment process, including deal origination, negotiations and structuring, as well as late-stage project design activities, and also oversaw construction of the projects in the portfolio.

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