UK breaks solar energy record on sunny March weekend – The Guardian

Last weekend’s sunny weather was not only good for beers, barbecues and bees, but also drove solar power to break a new UK record. For the first time ever, the amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses in the afternoon on Saturday was lower than it was in the night, because solar panels on rooftops and in … [Read more...]

Solar Energy’s Dividend King Comes Through Again – The Motley Fool – Motley Fool

Motley FoolSolar Energy's Dividend King Comes Through Again - The Motley FoolMotley FoolAnother dividend increase from 8point3 Energy Partners sends shares higher.and more » … [Read more...]

Solar Energy’s Dividend King Comes Through Again – Motley Fool

When 8point3 Energy Partners (NASDAQ:CAFD) launched in 2015, it was built to be a dividend stock investors could rely on for the long term. The company primarily buys large, utility-scale solar projects with long-term contracts to sell energy to utilities, and the sun that powers its projects is highly predictable as an energy … [Read more...]

‘Major’ solar project gets the green light in Northern Ireland – CNBC

A "major" solar project in Antrim, Northern Ireland, has been commissioned and is set to provide more than 32 megawatts of renewable energy to the grid.In an announcement on Monday, solar energy company Lightsource said the project was Northern Ireland's biggest solar development and would help to save an estimated 18,140 tonnes … [Read more...]

2017 Solar Manufacturers – Investment Reconsidered – Seeking Alpha

Seeking Alpha2017 Solar Manufacturers - Investment ReconsideredSeeking Alpha2017 is shaping up to become the transitional year for solar companies. The fall of an average selling price, or the ASP, remains the largest impact on the ability to earn net income, even though the volume of module sold, at least those sold by the … [Read more...]

Tesla Says It Will Take Orders for the Solar Roof in April. But No Sign of Solar Sales in Stores Yet – Greentech Media

Greentech MediaTesla Says It Will Take Orders for the Solar Roof in April. But No Sign of Solar Sales in Stores YetGreentech MediaTesla's recent SEC filing included this: "We plan to reduce customer acquisition costs by cutting advertising spend and increasingly selling solar products in Tesla stores. In the fourth quarter of … [Read more...]

India’s Auctions Have Pushed Solar Prices Down 73% Since 2010 – Greentech Media

India's Auctions Have Pushed Solar Prices Down 73% Since 2010Greentech Media“Highly competitive reverse auctions, falling module and component prices, the introduction of solar parks, lower borrowing costs, and the entry of large power conglomerates with strong balance sheets and access to cheaper capital have all … [Read more...]

Citizen search for new planet in solar system – Phys.Org

Phys.OrgCitizen search for new planet in solar systemPhys.OrgAstronomers have long discussed the likelihood of a ninth planet on the outer edges of the Solar System, but nothing has been found yet. Credit: Australian National University. ANU is launching a search for a new planet in our solar system, inviting ...and … [Read more...]

Companies to Gain from India’s Solar Boom – Investopedia

InvestopediaCompanies to Gain from India's Solar BoomInvestopediaWerner attributes his bullish outlook on the forthcoming Indian solar boom largely to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to building out the sector. Modi's administration has announced plans to spend $3.1 billion on state aid for solar panel ...Bills … [Read more...]

Maine business equips sheds with solar panels for better energy return – Press Herald

Press HeraldMaine business equips sheds with solar panels for better energy returnPress HeraldSteve Weems, executive director of the nonprofit Solar Energy Association of Maine, said getting on board with solar would help not just the environment, but also the state's economy. Massachusetts has about 14,000 solar jobs, he said, … [Read more...]