Solar helps nonprofit affordable housing developer achieve LEED Platinum certification
August 3, 2015
In the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles, stands a newly constructed 53-unit affordable housing complex called Sol y Luna Apartments. To maintain long-term affordability, the project includes solar photovoltaic and solar hot water systems designed and installed by Los Angeles-based solar company Promise Energy.
Plant Will Supply Power and Heat to GE’s Power Conversion Production Site in Germany
May 27, 2015
GE and project partners Kofler Energies and BELECTRIC announced they are putting a hybrid power plant into operation in Berlin that combines solar photovoltaic with combined heat and power (CHP) technology and battery storage.
Schneider Electric to Deliver More Than 1 Million kWh Annually in Energy Savings across 18 Campus Sites
May 4, 2015
Schneider Electric announced that the California Energy Commission has approved a Proposition 39 Energy Expenditure Plan with the San Marcos Unified School District to implement energy efficiency upgrades.
Strategic Initiative to Accelerate the Expansion of Energy Management Services
February 19, 2015
Enphase Energy Inc. announced that it is expanding its Enphase Energy Services (EES) business. The company said it is conducting efforts to streamline solar photovoltaic (PV) asset management and operations and maintenance (O&M), and prepare for the broader-based requirements of future energy management systems.
These Awards Aim to Help Lower the Cost of Solar Electricity
December 24, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced over $13 million for five projects to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and speed commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies.
Some homeowners are turned off by how solar panels affect the appearances of their homes. Building-integrated photovoltaics — basically solar panels incorporated into the structure of new buildings — can eliminate the negative visual impact of traditional solar panels, improve appearance, and boost resale value.
Installed PV Prices in 2012 Fell by a Range of Roughly $0.30/W to $0.90/W
August 27, 2013
The installed price of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the United States fell substantially in 2012 and through the first half of 2013, according to the latest edition of Tracking the Sun, an annual PV cost tracking report produced by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has released three new reports as part of its Green Proving Ground program, which tests building technologies in real-world situations to evaluate their potential to save energy, water, and reduce utility costs.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $46 million has been awarded under his NY-Sun initiative for solar energy projects that will add 52 megawatts to the state’s solar capacity. This announcement follows a year of significant growth for solar installations in the state as a result of the NY-Sun initiative.
Solar Energy International (SEI) announced that it is expanding its online training with the launch of a series of online courses starting March 11 and continuing through 2013 covering a variety of topics.