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.
Enbridge, the increasingly embattled Canadian energy company, has purchased First Solar's 50-megawatt Silver State North photovoltaic project in Nevada.
According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Installations and the Environment, the agency’s enormous landholdings in the Mojave and Colorado deserts of California, across four military installations, hold enough suitable space to generate 7,000 megawatts (MW) of solar energy.
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.
U.S. Geothermal Inc. (NYSE: HTM) announced it has received approval on an amended power purchase agreement for energy provided by its San Emidio Project to the Sierra Pacific Power Company (SPPC).
Japan-based Mitsui & Co., Ltd (MITSY.PK), one of the largest global “sogo shoshas (general trading companies)” in the world, has bought a $12-million stake in Tres Amigas, a continental grid interconnection which eventually aims to tie together the nation’s three major electricity networks, the Western Interconnection, the Eastern Interconnection, and the Texas Interconnection. It will do this while simultaneously integrating a wide array of renewable energy sources like solar and wind.