Solar Worldwide

While it is typical to hear news of worldwide solar installations in the United States and other highly developed counties, today we hear news of solar photovoltaic panels being installed all around Central America. With the high cost of electricity and an underdeveloped electric grid, consumers in these countries are buying up unsubsidized solar panels and installing them though out the region. We are always happy to see countries worldwide

By |2020-05-29T14:38:17-05:00July 30th, 2013|

World’s Largest Solar Energy Plant Nears Completion

As discussed in this recent National Geographic article, the world's largest solar energy plant, the Ivanpah Solar Plant, located in the Ivanpah Valley of California’s Mojave Desert, is nearing completion. When completed, the solar plant will contain 170,000 mirrors and produce 377 megawatts (MW) of power, more than double the previous record holder of 150 MW, and enough to power more than 140,000 homes. We hope that renewable energy megaprojects

By |2020-05-29T14:44:31-05:00July 26th, 2013|

Beyond Solar Energy Advantages

When you think of the word’s largest power plants, you probably don’t think renewable energy. However, we can thank hydroelectric, the often forgotten renewable resource, for the world’s four largest power plants. In the graph on the left, you can see how dominant hydroelectric is compared to other renewable resources. We should be excited about the great growth in solar and wind recently but must not forget about our largest

By |2020-06-01T19:22:11-05:00July 23rd, 2013|