Solar panels power spacecraft into Jupiter’s orbit 800 million KM away from the sun

It is the furthest away from the sun that solar panels have produced energy, helping NASA’s Juno spacecraft enter the orbit of the solar system’s largest planet, in a groundbreaking mission that highlights the capabilities of solar technology.

Every little bit helps for California’s PV deployment

California is leading the way with inventive ways to deploy solar technology, as not only will San Francisco’s bus stops be lit up with solar lanterns, but the HERO program has hit another major milestone, making energy savings equivalent to closing two coal power plants for a year.

SunPower sets new solar efficiency record

US company SunPower achieved an efficiency of 24.1% for a module using silicon cells, which is just the latest in a number of efficiency records for solar technology, showing that the modules are moving in the right direction.

Solar Impulse completes historic flight across the Atlantic

Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the solar-powered plane in Seville on Thursday morning, achieving one of the most iconic stretches on the journey, and getting one step closer to completing the mission to fly around the world using nothing but solar energy.

Solar market hitting new heights, as costs keep dropping

The solar market is growing at an unprecedented rate, with a possibility that there could be 700 GW of installed PV across the world by 2020, according to a new report from SolarPower Europe. There is great reason to be excited within the solar industry, after experiencing a record breaking year in 2015, which saw […]

North American solar investors concerned about H2 oversupply

Deutsche Bank released some market analysis, addressing the concerns of North American solar investors, who fear a potential PV oversupply is on the horizon, changes to net metering policies, and rising Chinese competition. After an extremely impressive start to 2016, when solar dominated new power generation in the U.S., North American investors have been expressing some […]

Stellar Homes Group to include solar panels in new Florida homes

The homebuilding company will introduce the PV solar systems as a standard feature in all of its new homes, making it the first company in South Florida to do so. To go along with Stellar Homes’ organic vegetable gardens and electric car ports, the company’s new-built homes in South Florida will also include solar panels […]

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