Low-income residents could soon be getting some financial relief in the form of solar pv systems.
Chile’s metro service, the second largest in South America, is set to become the first metro system ever to run primarily on solar power.
From rooftops to large swaths of the desert, surface area is the key to solar power generation. Now, businesses are looking at another type of surface: water.
Energy industry employment has long been dominated by the oil and gas sector, but that has changed over the last 12 months or so. With oil prices cratering in 2015 and gas companies laying off large portions of their workforce, many employees have turned to the burgeoning solar industry for jobs.
Roofless solar — a form of community solar — is becoming a more affordable option for many, largely due to the fact that government-backed programs supporting renewable energy are becoming more prevalent. With the significant increase in financial support and encouragement to participate solar projects, solar energy is becoming more viable to a wider range of individuals.
Thanks to a recent push from the Department of Defense to increase the energy efficiency of its bases, large scale solar panel projects are being installed at military facilities around the country. Lead by the Energy Initiatives Task Force, whose goal is to ensure all military bases receive 25 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2025, both the Army and Air Force are turning to solar energy to meet their goals and ensure energy independence.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) recently signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Silicon Ranch Corp, a Nashville-based renewable energy provider and one of the top 15 solar owner-operators in the U.S.
Consistently on the cutting-edge of environmental concerns, San Francisco proves once again why it is one of the “greenest” cities in the country. Recently, the “City by the Bay” passed legislation that will require all newly built residential and commercial properties to install solar rooftop panels.