ATLANTA — Atlanta’s new Falcons Stadium is two years away from completion, but already it’s becoming known for its sustainable efforts.Read more
ALBANY, N.Y. — The amount of building applied photovoltaics (BAPV) installations will more than double by 2020, according to a market research report from Transparency Market Research.
The report, “Building Applied Photovoltaics (BAPV) Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 – 2020,” gives analysis and a forecast of the global BAPV market in terms of annual installations (MW) and revenues. Annual installations in 2013 were 313.4 MW; this number is expected to jump to 716.7 MW by 2020.Read more
WASHINGTON — More than half a million U.S. homes and businesses are generating solar energy, according to a new market report released in early September.Read more
ST. LOUIS — Ameren Missouri, a power and energy company based in St. Louis, has selected MC Industrial Inc. to construct the largest investor-owned solar energy center in the state of Missouri. The firm will manage the design and construction of the O’Fallon Renewable Energy Center, which will be located in O’Fallon, Mo.Read more
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When people think of solar panels they typically envision the panels installed horizontally on a roof or perhaps even in large field — but now MIT researchers may change the way people perceive solar installation.Read more
TEMPE, Ariz. — First Solar, a Tempe, Ariz.-based producer of thin film solar modules, is closing an alternative photovoltaic technology project rumored to employ the same technology as Solyndra, though the company is not disclosing the details of the research.
First Solar and Solyndra are among a group of Western panel makers undercut by cheaper competition from Chinese manufacturers such as Suntech Power Holdings Co., the world’s largest, according to Bloomberg Reports.Read more