Tags Archives: solar energy

Bright future ahead for solar power growth.

OK Energy Today reports that U.S. solar power capacity grew by more than two gigawatts during the second quarter of 2016.  This represents an astonishing 43 percent increase from the same period last year, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insigh ...

SolarWorld hiring 200 for Hillsboro facility.

PORTLAND — The Portland Business Journal reports that, after layoffs rocked the once 1,000-strong staff at SolarWorld’s Hillsboro facility and  shrunk the company’s local payroll to 600, the solar panel manufacturer has been hiring back up, ...

Duke Energy increasing solar energy in Osceola County.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Duke Energy’s advancement on the solar energy front is hitting new heights with a 3.8-megawatt solar facility slated for Osceola County. The Osceola project is the first in a strategic, long-range plan to install 35 megawatt ...

Riverside County making energy history with 1,000 jobs.

PERRIS, Calif. — The switch to solar is on in Riverside County, marking one of the largest solar moves in the U.S. that will also create up to 1,000 jobs. Through a collaborative partnership with OpTerra Energy Services, the county celebrated the ongoin ...

E.ON Solar energizing 160 jobs in Kern County.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — More than 150 new jobs will be created as E.ON Solar enters the construction phase of Maricopa West, a new solar project in Kern County. “The start of construction of the Maricopa West project is the result of the shared vi ...

SolarCity, Habitat for Humanity helping vets go green.

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. — Homes for veterans and solar energy are combining for a great feel-good story out of California. Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys, together with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), ...

Stanford researchers innovating solar energy.

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford researchers are on track to double the output of traditional solar cells. Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford have developed a manufacturing technique that could dou ...

Sullivan Solar Power expanding at the speed of light.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Sullivan Solar Power is expanding staff and moving into warehouse and office space five times larger thanks to growing installation orders. Sullivan, a leading California renewable energy company, has moved into a vast new office in ...

Tampa Electric innovating solar energy.

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Electric is embarking on a wide-scale, innovative project that promises to be the largest solar project ever in the Tampa Bay area. The 25-megawatt (MW) facility will feature more than 70,000 solar panels on 125 acres of company-owne ...

Vivint Solar grows, adds jobs.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Vivint Solar, Inc. has announced that the solar energy company, headquartered in Utah, will continue to grow its in-state operations. The company expects to create more than 3,000 jobs during the course of the next decade ...