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Australia Reached 3.1 GW Rooftop Photovoltaic Capacity In 2013

Australia ended 2013 with over 1.6 million PV systems installed on rooftops, representing almost 3.1GW cumulative capacity of rooftop solar power installed across the country. Currently the country has 1,161,245 rooftop PV systems, representing 3,096 MW of installed PV capacity. 671.9 MW is the amount

Largest U.S. Rooftop Solar Lease Financing Platform By SolarCity And Goldman Sachs

SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) has recently announced a lease financing agreement with Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) to fund more than $500 million in solar power projects which equals around 110 megawatts in generation capacity for homeowners and businesses. Image Source: SolarCity The financing provides the opportunity

How To Choose Rooftop Solar Panels For Your Home

2012 was a  record-breaking year for rooftop solar panel installations in the U.S. in 2012. Currently there is a huge amount of information overload on how to proceed with solar panels getting installed on your rooftop. Choosing the right solar panel service company usually requires

Rooftop Solar Challenge II With $12 Million Funding

The US Energy Department on December 20 announced $12 million in new funding for the Rooftop Solar Challenge II, which will support projects that make solar energy businesses more efficient. The funding opportunity builds on the success of 2011′s Rooftop Solar Challenge and is part

13% Of US Electricity In 2011 Comes From Renewable Sources

U.S. power plants used renewable energy sources — water (hydroelectric), wood, wind, organic waste, geothermal, and sun — to generate about 13% of our electricity in 2011. Most Renewable-Generated Electricity is from Hydropower Renewable energy sources provided about 13% of total U.S. utility-scale electricity generation

Large-Scale Photovoltaic Installations Lead US Solar Capacity Growth

Using new information, EIA combines data on utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity with customer-sited PV capacity, as reported in the graphic. EIA’s utility-scale electric generator survey has a threshold of 1 MW for reporting and, thus, does not capture most customer-sited installations. However, in 2010,

Solar Thermal Energy In The US – The Potential Behind The Scene

The technical potential of solar water heating in United States is one quadrillion Btu of energy savings per year, worth 8 billion dollars of energy costs and 50 to 75 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. More the 50% of the nation’s commercial buildings