Market Research and Insight

Large-scale solar energy projects are all well and good, but they shouldn’t be underwritten at the expense of households that want to add solar panels to their rooftops, British officials have decided. The UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change confirmed today that it will roll out new rates... Read more
As part of their strategy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, the US Marines are turning to solar power to provide energy for airfield lighting in Afghanistan. The Marine Corps just signed a contract for a solar hybrid airfield lighting system that’s fast to deploy and wirelessly controlled. The... Read more
A solar power plant in the Middle East is proving that large-scale sun energy is a viable option in the region … but it’s just a warmup for a much bigger solar plant of a different kind soon to come. Just entering its third year of operation, the 10-megawatt... Read more
If you think about it, it’s crazy for us not to try and find every way possible of harnessing energy from the sun. After all, the sun is pretty much the source of every other power source we’ve tapped: wood (try growing a tree without sunlight), oil (brewed from... Read more
How can you encourage the growth of solar energy in communities where, say, many of the residents are renters who can’t put up their own solar panels? Across the US, more and more utility companies are finding the answer lies with community solar programs. These programs let customers buy... Read more
Boeing and South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) have entered into a partnership that will enable Boeing South Carolina to operate as a 100-per cent renewable energy site. Renewable energy will be generated at the North Charleston site in part with thin-film solar laminate panels owned, installed and maintained... Read more
Solar Power Partners (SPP) and JCM Capital have signed an agreement with Solar Power Network (SPN) to provide full project financing for up to 20 megawatts of commercial-scale rooftop installations to be located throughout southwestern Ontario. The agreement follows the recent SPP- JCM Capital launch of their fund to... Read more
Capital Renewables S.A. has awarded a contract for the supply of equipment, project design, construction and set in operation of a 4.13-MWp photovoltaic park in Greece to the EPC contractor Positive Energy. This project constitutes a substantial investment in the photovoltaic sector for the Balkan region. The Spanish manufacturer... Read more
As part of its efforts to advance the commercial development of its energy-generating glass, Maryland-based New Energy Technologies Inc. has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The company’s SolarWindow is see-through glass that can generate electricity... Read more
With Pennsylvania’s largest power utility poised to increase rates for the first time in over a decade, clean energy group-buying leader One Block Off the Grid has launched a 90-day group deal on home solar systems in the Philadelphia area. Using group purchasing power, One Block Off the Grid... Read more