Category Archives: Solar News

Demand for solar water heaters in Kenya soars

In 2012 Kenya’s energy regulatory commission issued a legal notice to landlords in the country requiring them to install solar water heaters on buildings. Solar Water Heating Regulations became effective on April 4, 2012 and required all existing buildings within … Continue reading

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Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, Geographical Segmentation …

Solar Water Heater Market analysis is provided for global market including development trends by regions, competitive analysis of Solar Water Heather market. “A Solar Water Heater is a device which provides hot water for bathing, washing, cleaning, etc. using solar energy. It is generally installed … Continue reading

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New homes will now require solar panels in South Miami, a first in Florida

Anyone building a new house in South Miami — or in some cases renovating existing ones — will have to install solar panels after the city commission approved a groundbreaking law Tuesday night. The measure, the first of its kind … Continue reading

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New Solar Cells Capture Double the Amount of Energy from the Sun

A lot of people are excited about solar energy, and with good reason: It’s clean, renewable, and as manufacturing capabilities ramp up, an increasingly realistic way to power our world. On April 30th, 2017, Germany met 85% of its power … Continue reading

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Utility giant announces solar plants in the heart of coal country

Duke Energy, one of the country’s largest coal utilities, announced Friday that it will build three large solar power plants in the coal mining state of Kentucky to complement its coal and natural gas power plants. “Our customers want solar,” … Continue reading

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Solar Leads a Recovery in Global Clean Energy Investment

Global clean energy investment has rallied from a months-long slump, thanks to solar.  The second quarter of 2017 saw $64.8 billion invested in clean energy around the world, up 21 percent from the first quarter of this year, according to … Continue reading

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Tesla to make solar roof in Buffalo by year’s end, Elon Musk says

Tesla still expects to start shifting production of its solar roof to Buffalo by the end of this year, the electric vehicle maker said Wednesday. Tesla’s executives, in their most specific comment on the timing of solar roof production at … Continue reading

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Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists – The …

Prodded in part by the utilities’ campaign, nearly every state in the country is engaged in a review of its solar energy policies. Since 2013, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, Maine and Indiana have decided to phase out net metering, crippling programs … Continue reading

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Solar power and carbon-free homes: Green energy is a hot topic

“The Energy Savings Trust estimates this to be up to £200 per year for the equivalent of 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Prices start from around £400 for a condensing boiler (not including installation) and self-builders can choose from gas, … Continue reading

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Solar heating could cover over 80 percent of domestic heating requirements in Nordic countries

“In principle, this result is also valid for Sweden, Norway and other locations at the same latitudes. Of course, local conditions have some effect on this,” says Hassam ur Rehman, a doctoral candidate at Aalto University. The researchers calculated the … Continue reading

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