Category: Solar

Houston solar power lags far behind other Texas cities

A new study from a Texas-based environmentalist group finds that Houston is lagging behind other cities in its use of solar power.  More »

Plane unveiled for first solar-powered flight around the world (photos)

With wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet but the weight of a large car, the lumbering aircraft will take at least five days and five nights to cross the Pacific and Atlantic oceans on its journey around the globe next year.  More »

Tech titans graded in green energy friendliness

Apple and Facebook won near-perfect grades in a new rating of tech giants’ clean energy friendliness, while Twitter and Amazon failed on almost every measure.  More »

Report: Clean energy investments drop globally

Global investment in clean energy technology fell 11 percent to $254 billion last year, according to a new study released Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trusts.  More »

NRG acquires residential solar company

Energy provider NRG Energy Inc. announced it has acquired a New Jersey-based solar company as part of an effort to help customers interested in generating their own clean power.  More »

Solar power shines in eyes of Americans

Americans are cozying up to the idea of solar power, with four-fifths saying they view it positively, according to a survey released Monday.  More »

BP ends renewables energy target after $8.3B spend

BP Plc, recovering from an oil spill that may cost it as much as $42 billion, said it hasn’t set a new target for investing in renewable energy after funneling $8.3 billion into the business.  More »

SolarCity posts profit on rooftop demand, tax benefit

SolarCity Corp., the biggest U.S. solar power provider by market value, posted a profit in the fourth quarter as demand for rooftop power systems surged and a tax benefit boosted results.  More »

Solar will live, even when subsidies die

Subsidies or not, solar power is here to stay, speakers said Thursday at the IHS Energy CERAWeek conference in Houston.  More »

Solar set for record global expansion in 2014, led by China

Solar developers around the world will install record capacity this year as a thriving Chinese market drives growth.  More »

China narrows gap to US in renewable-energy ranking

China closed in on the U.S. at the top of a renewable-energy ranking by consultants EY after installing record solar-power capacity last year.  More »

Texas rises among largest solar-energy workforces

Texas last year jumped two spots in the top ranks of states leading the nation’s solar payroll, a new report shows.  More »
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