The quarterly increase in U.S. installations of photovoltaic solar panels is due to non-residential and utility-scale projects. Residential installations drop a bit, according to a trade group report.
Solar plant that will be built in partnership by First Solar, GE Energy, and Verve Energy to support a seawater desalination plant expansion in Western Australia.
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Ocean Power Technology is in final-stage agreements to build wave energy project off Oregon's coast to power 1,000 homes.
Company says the site--the largest photovoltaic solar power station in California--serves a model for its expansion into the utility business.
The second wave of government smart-grid funding totals $620 million to install network-savvy grid equipment and to test utility-scale storage.
Industry cost leader First Solar says it expects to bring thin-film solar panels to market with an efficiency between 14 percent and 15 percent in three years, as competition heats up.
The builder of solar thermal projects blames "adverse market conditions" for its pulling the offering, which was expected to occur this week.
Germany's Solar Millennium, which develops utility-scale solar thermal projects, begins insolvency proceedings as a solar industry shakeout spreads.
Because the cost of solar panels has dropped so much, designing three-dimensional structures to take in more light intake and boost power output now makes sense, according to researchers at MIT.