Having home solar panels installed by leasing them from third parties has grown like wildfire in the US, particularly in states with their own government incentive programs. On February 13, Sunrun, a pioneer in third-party solar leasing, and solar photovoltaic (PV) market data provider PV Solar Report, announced that third-party-owned solar pumped more than $938 million into California’s economy in 2012, a record-high annual amount equal to that of all the previous five years combined.
The Solar Impulse on May 23 completed the longest leg of its 2013 Across America mission and set a new absolute world distance record in solar aviation, just another solar aviation record under its belt. The record: 1’541 km (832 NM). CleanTechnica posted a live feed of the flight.
Total global solar photovoltaic capacity is fast approaching the 100 gigawatt (100,000 megawatt) milestone, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. The report notes that even with some uncertainty present about the future state of photovoltaics in the European and Chinese markets, that global installed capacity will almost definitely hit the 100 gigawatt (GW) milestone within the year. In fact, it likely already has, probably sometime within the first quarter. (Notably, according to some people, the 100 GW milestone was passed in 2012.)
We’re trying to get more solar energy stories going over on Planetsave. To catch readers up, I’m doing a short series on the top 50 solar energy stories of 2013 so far. I guess that’s 10 per month, theoretically. Learning from the Top 33 EV Stories article I recently published, I’m splitting this one into 5 posts. Otherwise, the page would take forever to load. Plus, it’s easier to swallow 10 at a time.
It’s pretty hard to actually rank these top 50 articles, so I didn’t even try. The list is in no particular order. The numbers are basically just for referring people (your friends, family, coworkers, etc) to specific stories you think are worth highlighting. Don’t forget to do that! Once the posts are up, I will add links here:
OK, here are the first 10:
EUROSOLAR, in collaboration with KfW-Bankengruppe, will award the annual European Solar Prize again this year. Established in 1994 it has since rewarded towns and municipalities, community businesses, societies or organizations, architects, journalists and individuals for their outstanding contribution to the use and development of renewable energy.
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