Every day, at least 400 million Indians lack access to electricity. Another nearly 700 million Indians joined their fellows in energy poverty over the course of the last few days, or roughly 10 percent of the world’s population.
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WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved H.R. 6213, the No More Solyndras Act, by a vote of 29-19. Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®), issued the following statement on the legislation:
As Congress seeks to protect taxpayer investment as part of a renewable energy program that fosters innovation and job creation, they have come up short with the ‘No More Solyndras Act.’
Kyocera Corporation KYO -1.49% (tokyo:6971), along with six other companies, today announced the completion of capital investment procedures for the establishment of Kagoshima Mega Solar Power Corporation, a new company which will be tasked with operating a 70 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in southern Japan.
California solar installations are trending massively upward, despite historically low levels of state incentive.
These technologies save homes and businesses money by offsetting the use of electricity, natural gas and home heating fuels.
Concentrating photovoltaic technology is attracting buyers, and that’s going to spark competition between CPV and CSP for optimal project sites.
MIT Technology Review
The most efficient solar cells typically have several layers of semiconductor materials, each tuned to convert different colors of light into electricity. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have now made a single semiconductor that performs almost the same job. More importantly, they made the material using a common manufacturing technique, suggesting it could be made relatively inexpensively.
After years of environmental reviews, the California Energy Commission has in the past three weeks licensed solar thermal farms that would generate 1,500 megawatts of electricity when completed