From California to Texas, these are the US states leading the way in solar

<!– //www.cnbc.com/staticContent/showads.js –> MENUSEARCH QUOTES Sustainable Energy More than 2 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic solar capacity was installed in the U.S. during the second quarter of 2018, according to a recent report from Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). While this represents a 9 percent year-on-year decrease, the U.S. is still expected to more …

Tepid response to NMC’s 3450 solar water heater project

Nagpur: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) project to distribute 3,450 solar water heaters with 50% subsidy may well end up as the first project to remain incomplete even 55 months after initiation. The deadline for the project was 2014.The electrical department proposal, before the standing committee meeting on September 17, is to complete the works using the remaining two agencies, …

Carpeting Sahara with wind and solar farms could make it rain

reader comments 128 If you’ve spent any time thinking about the world’s dirty energy problem, you’ve probably pondered some impractical “What if?” scenarios. Solar panels in space beaming energy down, or covering Nevada in solar panels—that kind of thing. Well, a new study led by Yan Li, Eugenia Kalnay, and Safa Motesharrei at the University of Maryland actually asks something …

Company working on leases for huge solar farms in southwest Minnesota

Invenergy is working with landowners in eight sections east of Brewster for the Brewster Bright Solar project. In addition to the site for the solar farm, the company also has an agreement in place for construction of a substation, as well as an interconnect with the Brewster substation, creating the overall project on about 1,100 acres. The other project is …

Research Predicts Wind and Solar Could Green the Sahara

Installing large-scale wind and solar projects in the Sahara could increase rainfall and help the desert bloom, according to research released this month. The U.S.-led study used a climate model to show how renewable infrastructure could change local weather patterns in deserts. The research showed large-scale solar and wind installations could lead to an increase in local temperature and a …

Solar entrepreneur to bring jobs, training to Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Jamez Staples has big dreams of bringing clean energy — and its economic benefits — to his underserved and racially diverse Minneapolis neighborhood. The 39-year-old solar entrepreneur recently bought and is working to reopen a shuttered state workforce center as a clean energy job training hub in an area of town that’s long been isolated from such opportunities. …

Bipartisan senators ask Treasury Secretary to expand storage tax …

Dive Brief: Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday asking for the expansion of energy storage eligibility under the renewable investment tax credit (ITC). They’re seeking a determination from the Department of the Treasury on whether storage systems for residential or commercial use would fully qualify for the tax credits if retrofitted …

Solar water heater Market Manufacturers, Share, Demand, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2022

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Solar Energy Largely Unscathed by Hurricane Florence’s Wind and Rain

Faced with Hurricane Florence’s powerful winds and record rainfall, North Carolina’s solar farms held up with only minimal damage while other parts of the electricity system failed, an outcome that solar advocates hope will help to steer the broader energy debate. North Carolina has more solar power than any state other than California, much of it built in the two …