With no shortage of sunlight, solar power is an attractive option in Florida. To help ramp up the appeal, the state’s largest electric utility has thrown in some generous financial incentives. This summer, Florida Power & Light Co.
Vermont has enacted a first-in-the-nation registration process for small solar-power systems, providing a national model for mitigating costly local solar permitting. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the Vermont Energy Act Fiscal Note into law on May 25.
This article continues outlining the procedures for means of providing safe access, pathways and areas considered appropriate for egress to and from photovoltaic (PV) systems. The cell, module, panel and array generally make up a PV system.
I recently did a workshop for a major city experiencing problems with inspections on photovoltaic (PV) systems during and after installation. The problem was between the inspection and fire department.
A new design for thin-film solar cells that requires significantly less silicon and may boost the efficiency is the result of an industry/academia collaboration between Oerlikon Solar in Switzerland and the Institute of Physics’ photovoltaic group at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
The solar-power industry faces many challenges, and not all of them are of the financial variety. For many of your customers, entering this unfamiliar territory can seem daunting and risky, which may be a burden on them.
In late January, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), working with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), unveiled a prototype of a new, six-bay electric vehicle charging station at the EPRI laboratory in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization, recently released a first-of-its-kind review of the solar work force in the United States. The report, “National Solar Jobs Census 2010: A Review of the U.S.
A New Hampshire program that provides financial incentives to homeowners for installing solar- or wind-power generating systems may be a victim of its own success. Public officials are taking steps to prevent its demise.
Scientists and technologists around the world are beginning to see the promising possibilities of graphene to build cheap, lightweight conductors for everything from solar-power systems to computer touchscreens.
Stop & Shop announced that it has completed the installation of solar panels on eight of its stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey. The solar panels will reduce the amount of energy consumed by these supermarkets by more than 7 percent.