Articles Tagged with ''solar power''

Use of Solar Power Rising in US

Solar Accounts for Nearly Half of Electric Capacity Installed in US in Q1
July 15, 2013

A report released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) found the U.S. installed 723 MW of solar energy in Q1 2013, which accounted for more than 48 percent of all new electric capacity installed in the U.S. last quarter. 

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July 5, 2013: Walgreens to Expand Solar to an Additional 200 Stores

Solar Rollout Positions Walgreens as Leading Retailer in Number of Solar Installations
July 5, 2013
Walgreens, together with Chicago-based solar developer SoCore Energy, announced they will build more than 200 new solar installations at Walgreens drugstores throughout California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. 

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June 20, 2013: Zero-Down Solar Financing for Home Builders Launched

SolarCity Program Enables Home Builders to Offer Solar with No Upfront Costs
June 20, 2013
SolarCity has announced the launch of a zero-down solar financing program for the home building industry. Home builders now have the opportunity to offer solar in their new residential communities without incurring any upfront costs.

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June 17, 2013: Solar PV to Become $155 Billion Market by 2018

United States Will Emerge as the World’s Second-Largest Market
June 17, 2013
The solar photovoltaic (PV) market is poised to rise from its 2011 manufacturing crisis to grow to $155 billion in 2018, as market forces engineer a turnaround to a healthy 10.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to Lux Research.

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June 12, 2013: REC Solar Completes 10,000th Residential Solar Installation

Solar Designer/Installer Tops 160 MW Installed Nationally
June 12, 2013
REC Solar, a leader in solar electric system design and installation, announced that it has installed 10,000 residential solar systems nationwide. Since the company’s founding in 1997, REC Solar said it has installed more than 160 megawatts of residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar power.

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May 30, 2013: Solar Power Energizes Unusable Farmland

Solar Turns Farm’s Liability into an Asset
May 30, 2013
Local public officials, Vista Solar, and Uesugi Farms have officially dedicated the farm’s new 792 kW solar system. The system, installed by Vista Solar, is producing enough solar energy to offset 91.5 percent of Uesugi Farms’ electrical demand. 

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May 23, 2013: SolarCity Opens its Largest U.S. Operations Center

May 23, 2013
SolarCity® has opened its largest United States operations center in Riverside, Calif., to accommodate growing demand in the Southern California area. 

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NREL and Stanford Team up on Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells

Cells Could Power Portable Devices and Sensors
May 20, 2013
It may be possible soon to power products with peel-and-stick versions of solar cells, thanks to a partnership between Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). 

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Solar to Save School District $5.3 Million Over Next 20 Years

May 20, 2013
SolarCity® has announced a 1.5-megawatt (MW) solar power project that will bring renewable energy to eight Barstow Unified School District (BUSD) schools and facilities. The solar installations are expected to save the district $112,000 in their first year and roughly $5.3 million over the next 20 years.

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April 30, 2013: Walmart to Greatly Increase Renewables and Energy Efficiency

April 30, 2013
Mike Duke, Walmart president and CEO, has announced the company’s next step on the path to achieving its goal of being supplied 100 percent by renewable energy. 

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