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The Industrial Dragon Takes on Green Energy

The Industrial Dragon Takes on Green Energy

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China covered the equivalent of one soccer field every hour with solar panels in 2015. It also installed an average of more than one wind turbine every hour of every day, according to Greenpeace statistics. And it appears to be aiming for domination of one of the world’s fastest-growing industries.

Chinese  … Read More

Making Solar the Right Shade of Green

Making Solar the Right Shade of Green

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The week before last, I was at the Solid Waste Association of North America’s Senior Executive Symposium in Phoenix, AZ, in connection with another of our publications, Municipal Solid Waste Management magazine. In the course of discussions, I asked if attendees were beginning to see solar panels or related PV  … Read More

Energy Department Announces $25 Million to Accelerate Integration of Solar Energy into Nation’s Electrical Grid

Energy Department Announces $25 Million to Accelerate Integration of Solar Energy into Nation’s Electrical Grid

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of the Energy Department’s ongoing efforts to modernize the nation’s grid through the Grid Modernization Initiative, the Energy Department today announced $25 million in available funding through an effort called Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy (ENERGISE) to help software developers, solar companies,  … Read More

Forever 21 Powers-Up Los Angeles County’s Largest Single-Rooftop Solar System

Forever 21 Powers-Up Los Angeles County’s Largest Single-Rooftop Solar System

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5.1MW DC SunPower System Is LADWP’s First Hybrid Net-Metered and Feed-In Tariff Solar Power System

With the flip of a switch, PermaCity Solar and American fashion retailer Forever 21, powered-up a massive 5.1-megawatt (DC) high efficiency SunPower solar power system, crowning the construction project that employed many local workers.

The system  … Read More

5 Trends Shaping the 66GW Global Solar Market

5 Trends Shaping the 66GW Global Solar Market

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BOSTON, Mass. (May 02, 2016) – After a record-breaking 2015, GTM Research expects the global solar PV market to grow 21 percent and add 66 gigawatts of capacity by the end of the 2016. Tempered by policy pullbacks across major markets China, Japan and the U.K., PV growth will slow  … Read More

South African Solar Plant Sets Power Production Record

South African Solar Plant Sets Power Production Record

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Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power’s 50 MW Bokpoort plant (pictured) in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, which came online last month, has now operated at full load around the clock for 161 hours, or almost six days.

The plant’s performance was boosted by a 1300 MWh molten salt energy storage system which  … Read More



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