Solar Photovoltaic

  • On Saturday, Rep. Dave Loebsack visited Van Kooten Farms outside of Kellogg to marvel at its two sections of solar panels arrays. Combined, the panels are the largest privately owned solar panel array in Iowa.
  • Utility customers who want to install rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines could face extra charges on their bills after legislation passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday.
  • Committed to establishing earth-friendly farm practices for future generations, Lancaster County's Kreider Farms is launching a solar power project that will increase energy efficiency for its four Manheim chicken houses, which are the most state-of-the-art egg processing facilities available in the United States.
  • More than 1,500 households across the Kingdom have installed solar panels to heat water as part of a nationwide project to encourage citizens to reduce energy consumption, according to the Jordan River Foundation (JRF).
  • Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company,") the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar," today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited ("Yingli China,") has entered into a framework agreement with United Photovoltaic Group Limited ("United PV" ) for the acquisition of China-based solar PV plants to be developed and constructed by Yingli Green Energy.
  • First Wind, an independent renewable energy company that operates four wind projects in Hawai‘i, and Hawaiian Electric Company today announced that a request has been filed with the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission.
  • Wisconsin's first community solar farm won't be operational until mid-July, but customers are already lining up to partake in the local, renewable energy source.
  • Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar," today announced the commencement of construction of its two ground-mounted PV plants in Hebei Province.
  • The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced the approval of a solar energy project in Imperial County, California , that is expected to supply a peak output of 20 megawatts of renewable energy, enough to power about 6,000 homes, and support up to 120 construction jobs.
  • Gov. Paul LePage vetoed three more bills Friday evening, including a solar energy concept he has been railing against for weeks.
  • A report released Friday highlights the work of Milwaukee's solar initiative, noting the city has a way to go to catch up to cities that are aggressively adding solar power.
  • Some of Ohio's largest and best-known businesses are at odds this week over a proposal that would stop mandated annual increases in "green" energy purchases by utilities.
  • Later this year, the Genoveva Chavez Community Center will have parking structures covered with solar panels that will provide a big portion of the power used by the popular, city-run recreation facility.
  • Novel Energy Solutions on Tuesdayexpressed support for Winona County's decision to hire a metro law firm to conduct an independent investigation into the solar project controversy.
  • Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, successfully connected 78.4 MWp to the UK grid before the March 31st 1.6 ROC (Renewable Obligation Certificate) deadline.
  • A solar energy project that will be by far the largest in Minnesota history is moving forward and is likely to impact the Mankato area, but it will be more than two months before preferred sites are identified for 20 sprawling solar arrays, each of which will cover the equivalent of several football fields.
  • ET Solar Energy Corp. ("ET Solar"), a leading smart energy solutions provider, announces that its German EPC subsidiary ET Solutions AG, based in Munich, Germany, today announces that it has successfully engineered and commissioned a 7.8 megawatt (MWp) PV power plant in Israel for EDF Energies Nouvelles, one of the world's leading electric utility companies.
  • Illinois Central College and President John Erwin received a welcome surprise from the state Tuesday.
  • The Missouri Public Service Commission Tuesday approved Ameren Missouri's proposal for a 5.7 megawatt solar power array, the utility's first foray into commercial-scale solar generation.
  • A 20.8 acre lot on the South Farms is on track to house a large grid of solar panels later this year after the state approved the project's contractor last month.