The first solar panels ever installed, were photo-voltaic solar panels mounted on military satellites and blasted into space from Cape Kennedy, Florida during the 'Space Race' of the 1960's.
SunPower Corporation stocks were up over 5% Wednesday afternoon following the company's announcement that it had begun construction on a utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) project in California.
The United States Navy has selected Photon Finance LLC, Island Pacific Energy LLC, and Pacific Energy Solutions LLC for $500 million of solar development contracts.
Here are the Top 10 Renewable Energy News Stories You May Have Missed this Week:
1. United States: Wind Developers Waiting on New Transmission Lines - The proliferation of wind power in the United States this decade is at a tipping point. A major problem that needs to be addressed is transferring the energy from wind farms to the high density cities.