GM Plans To Install 3 Acres Of PV Panels At Its Michigan Facilities

Originally published on Cleantechnica By Nicholas Brown. In an effort to utilize renewable energy more, General Motors (GM) will install three acres of solar PV panels at two of its facilities in Michigan. These facilities in Flint and Swartz Creek will each be equipped with a 150 kW array which is expected to collectively generate…

Renewable Energy May Not Cause A Utility ‘Death Spiral’ After All

Originally published on Cleantechnica By Nicholas Brown. Last year, the Edison Electric Institute predicted that the widespread adoption of renewable energy (especially on-site electricity generation) is going to destroy the traditional utility business model that power companies have been using for all these years. New research says: not so much. People do not want to have…

The 6MW Community 1 Solar Power Plant Is Now Complete

Originally published on Cleantechnica By Nicholas Brown. On a patch of land owned by the SDSU lies the newly-built 6 MW (AC) Community 1 solar power plant, which comprises 25,000 solar panels that span 37 acres. This plant is large for a reason — it powers 2,200 households when operating at its maximum capacity. This solar power…

Trina Solar Is The First To Guide Over 1GW Of PV Module Shipments

Originally published on Green Building Elements By Nicholas Brown. Trina Solar released its Q1 2014 financial results on May 21st. It revealed that Trina Solar’s profitability and module shipment guidance have improved for Q2’14. The company has guided 950 MW to 1,010 MW of module shipments this quarter (Q2’14), marking the first time that a photovoltaic solar…

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Photon Energy Has Launched A 283 kW Rooftop Solar System In Australia

Photon Energy Australia has launched a 283 kW rooftop solar system on an office building in Sydney’s Commercial Business District. This rooftop solar system will help the company to achieve 5-star NABERS and Green Star ratings, and it is also one of the largest rooftop solar systems in Australia. Photon Energy‘s rooftop solar power system,…