Rooftop solar: an underutilized resource – The Rock River Times

The Rock River TimesRooftop solar: an underutilized resourceThe Rock River TimesA study by the National Renewable Energy Lab released in 2016 indicated that roughly 40 percent of the roofs in the country are suitable for solar panels. The greatest technical potential for installing solar electric system is on roofs of buildings … [Read more...]

First Solar and SunPower Make a Strategic Shift at Just the Right Time – Motley Fool

Motley FoolFirst Solar and SunPower Make a Strategic Shift at Just the Right TimeMotley FoolMoreover, the solar companies themselves didn't seem to bring much strategic advantage to the business. Worse yet, solar developers had essentially become competitors with the utilities they were trying to sell energy to, which wasn't a … [Read more...]

Pvilion Is Working Toward Solar Everything – CleanTechnica

Pvilion Is Working Toward Solar EverythingCleanTechnicaSolar power used to mean large, heavy panels mounted on a roof or spread across a field. But the sun falls on everyone — and everything — and as materials have gotten lighter, cheaper and more flexible, photovoltaic cells are showing up in the most ... … [Read more...]

Stonington looking into solar energy to reduce costs at sewage plants – The Westerly Sun

Stonington looking into solar energy to reduce costs at sewage plantsThe Westerly SunSTONINGTON — In an effort to cut costs, the town's Water Pollution Control Authority is looking into the possibility of putting solar arrays at two of the town's wastewater treatment plants. Director Doug Nettleton said that a company … [Read more...]

Physicist Wants To Beam Solar Energy Back From Moon’s Surface – Forbes

ForbesPhysicist Wants To Beam Solar Energy Back From Moon's SurfaceForbesInfalling solar radiation constantly illuminates the Moon's surface with the equivalent of some 13,000 terawatts of solar power. So, why not take a chunk of that energy and develop it into lunar-based solar power (LSP)? The idea would be to manufacture … [Read more...]

Potential policy worries solar power supporters | News … – Ottumwacourier

OttumwacourierPotential policy worries solar power supporters | News ...OttumwacourierOTTUMWA — Even with a big set of solar panels, you still need Alliant to power your building. This week, the state may decide Alliant deserves more money ...and more » … [Read more...]

Chinese Solar Manufacturers Are Their Own Worst Enemies – Motley Fool

Motley FoolChinese Solar Manufacturers Are Their Own Worst EnemiesMotley FoolAs solar-panel prices plunged in 2016, panel manufacturers began to face a challenging financial future. According to data from GTM Research, panel prices fell about one-third from the start of the year, with most of the decline happening late in the … [Read more...]

LA Adds Solar Jobs, But Slips to No. 2 for Metro Areas – Los Angeles Business Journal

Richmond.comLA Adds Solar Jobs, But Slips to No. 2 for Metro AreasLos Angeles Business JournalL.A.'s solar power industry grew by 11 percent in 2016 over 2015, but dropped to second place for most solar-related jobs in the nation's metropolitan areas, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Solar Foundation, a Washington … [Read more...]

News that solar jobs are up in Ohio comes as bill weakening clean energy progresses – The Columbus Dispatch

Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch @DanGearino Ohio gained more than 1,000 jobs related to solar power in 2016, but the rate of growth lags the nation, according to a new report from a national solar advocacy group. The Solar Foundation released the findings today, during the same week that the Ohio House is expected to pass a … [Read more...]

Channeling solar power — and girl power — to sell cookies, aid vets – Chicago Tribune

Talk about creative problem-solving. To reach its sales target of 5,000 cookie boxes, south suburban Girl Scouts Troop 60194 needed to extend its business hours into the evening. But the usual spots — outside grocery stores, on college campuses, along sidewalks — rarely had outlets for plugging in lights, and selling … [Read more...]