Where better to find an alternative to grid power and to exploit the abundance of sunshine than in energy-strapped but sun-soaked California? From today, the state's residents can have installed in a few days, a photovoltaic home solar system provided by the nation's largest and fastest growing residential provider of cleaner electricity, Green Mountain Energy Company.
With California under threat of ongoing power cuts, a solar electric-powered housing community to be built near Sacramento, seems like a good idea. The planned Bickford Ranch community will contain 1000 solar powered homes making it the world's largest community of single-family grid connected solar powered homes.
Solarmundo, a Belgium-based group, claimed this week to have developed solar power technology capable of competing with fossil and nuclear fuels in commercial power generation. The group is now seeking financial backers to build a 50 MW power plant using the technology and to market the technology worldwide.
Siemens Solar GmbH (Siemens) and Shell Renewables (Shell) announced today that they have reached agreement to work together in their solar energy businesses.
On Site Renewables
NASA spacewalkers turned on the international space station's new solar power plant Tuesday while preparing for some impromptu maintenance in orbit.
Naps has signed agreements on a total of 18 solar power systems to be installed in the provinces of Qinghai and Shanxi in China.
Applied Power Corp. recently completed the installation of a 22 kW solar electric system for the City of Colton Electric Utility (CEU) in Colton, California.