US K-12 Schools Turn To Solar for Bigger Savings

US K-12 Schools Turn To Solar for Bigger Savings

A new study shows that the number of K-12 schools in the United States powered by solar has been increasing over the past three years — and leading to bigger savings. “Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in US Schools” from the Solar Energy Industries … Read more…

Construction Begins on 5 MW Solar Facility for Holloman Air Force Base

Construction Begins on 5 MW Solar Facility for Holloman Air Force Base

The United States Air Force and El Paso Electric (EPE) announced this week that construction has begun on a new 5-megawatt solar facility to serve Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Construction is being led by the German engineering company M+W Group, which recently … Read more…

Greenfield, MO, Schools’ Solar Installation Nears Completion

Greenfield, MO, Schools’ Solar Installation Nears Completion

The Greenfield (MO) School District last autumn retained Missouri Sun Solar to install a 376 kilowatt solar system, according to the Joplin Globe. Installation of the panels at the high school, middle school and elementary school began in March 29. The goal, according to the … Read more…

Northern Ireland’s Parliament Installs Photovoltaics

Northern Ireland’s Parliament Installs Photovoltaics

The capitol of Northern Ireland – the Stormont Parliament Buildings in Belfast – has installed solar panels that are designed to cut operational costs and create green energy. Business Green says that more than 400 Calyxo panels – both super thin and standard – are … Read more…

Photovoltaic Projects in TN, CT

Photovoltaic Projects in TN, CT

The Knoxville New Sentinel reports that 5 MW solar photovoltaic systems serving publicly owned buildings in Knox (TN) County will generate more than $29 million in savings and $14 million in positive cash flow during the next 30 years. The cost of the project is … Read more…

US Photovoltaics: Strong in Residential, Struggling Elsewhere

US Photovoltaics: Strong in Residential, Struggling Elsewhere

The solar industry in the United States surpassed 20 GW of operational solar photovoltaic capacity during the second quarter of 2015, according to the quarterly report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association. The report says that 1,393 megawatts of photovoltaics were added … Read more…

Researchers Find a Way to Capture, Use Lost Solar Energy

Researchers Find a Way to Capture, Use Lost Solar Energy

A team of chemists at the University of California Riverside (UCR) has found a way to boost solar photovoltaic efficiencies by 30 percent or more. By combining inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals with organic molecules, they have succeeded in “upconverting” photons in the visible and near-infrared regions of … Read more…

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