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Sunpower and APS to Develop Largest Solar Power System on U.S. Government Property

SunPower Corporation today announced it has signed an agreement with Arizona Public Service (APS) to design and construct a 15-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic power system at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona.


The Future is Looking Bright for Solar Power Initiatives

In recent years, interest in solar energy has steadily increased among investors.


DOE Announces $1.85 Billion for Solar Projects

President Obama announced today the offer of a conditional commitment for loan guarantees to Abengoa Solar for $1,45 billion to finance the construction and start-up of a concentrating solar power generating facility, and $400 million to Abound Solar to manufacture thin-film solar panels.


Nipton, California to Generate 85 Percent of its Electricity from Solar Power Plant

Skyline Solar, a manufacturer of High Gain Solar (HGS) arrays for commercial, industrial, government and utility markets, today announced the first commercial installation of its High Gain Solar (HGS) 1000 system in a new municipal solar power plant in the tiny desert town of Nipton, CA.


World's Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant to be Built in UAE

Masdar, Abu Dhabi's multi-faceted initiative advancing the development, commercialization and deployment of renewable and alternative energy technologies and solutions, has appointed the bidding consortium of Total and Abengoa Solar as a partner to own, build and operate Shams 1, the world's largest concentrated solar power plant and the first of its kind in the Middle East.


SolarDay 2010 Goes Nationwide

This year's annual day of recognition for the growth of clean, solar energy in the US is SolarDay 2010 - Saturday, June 19.


Chipotle to Install Solar Panels on About 75 Restaurants

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced it is partnering with Houston-based Standard Renewable Energy (SRE) to install solar panels on approximately 75 Chipotle restaurants over the next year.


New Berkeley Lab Report Shows That the Installed Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Systems in the U.S. Fell in 2008

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) released a new study on the installed costs of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the US, showing that the average cost of these systems declined by more than 30 percent from 1998 to 2008.



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