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Published on May 29th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan


Solar Bus Stop, Solar Airplane, Solar Bicycle… (Solar & Wind News Roundup)

May 29th, 2016 by  

Check out this solar and wind power news from around the interwebs to make this Sunday (or Monday?) a bit more interesting:

Cool Or Interesting Small-Scale Solar Stories

  1. Polysolar’s New Solar PV Bus Stop In Canary Wharf, London Is The First In The UK
  2. Solar & Storage Could Save Thousands For Multifamily Affordable Rental Housing
  3. How Low-Income Households Can Take Advantage Of Renewable Energy & Efficiency
  4. Solar Frontier PV Modules Selected For Small-Scale Solar Power Projects In Mexico
  5. Masdar Installs 5 Small-Scale Solar Power Projects In Pacific Islands
  6. Watly Cleans Water, Makes Electricity, & Provides WiFi
  7. Facebook Spends $269 Million On Headquarters
  8. Sun Flyer Electric Airplane Debuts In Colorado
  9. Solar Powered Electric Bicycle Is Lightweight
  10. Maine’s Net Metering Ball In PUC’s Court
  11. Top 10 Solar Panel Installers
  12. Top 10 Solar Power Companies, & Top 5, & Top 10 Again
  13. The Cost Of Solar Power In Hawaii

Large Solar Projects

  1. Canada’s CMX Renewable Energy Plans 150 MW Solar Power Plant In Vietnam
  2. NTPC Commissions 200 MW Solar Power Capacity In India
  3. Argentina To Get International Funding For 100 MW Solar Power Projects
  4. India’s Tata Power Renewable Energy Wins 100 MW Solar Power Capacity
  5. SCHMID Plans Solar Module Manufacturing Plant In Iran
  6. Hareon, ReNew Power Commission 72 MW Solar Power Capacity In India
  7. Solar Project Uncertainty Reigns In Maine Following Gubernatorial Veto

Wind Projects

  1. India Proposes Fresh Guidelines For Onshore Wind Energy Projects
  2. Pushback Against Onshore Wind Power In Germany Gets Real
  3. Gamesa Setting Up 500 MW Blade Factory In India

Energy Storage

  1. Is This Energy Storage Idea Dumber Than A Box Of Rocks? (Hint, Hint)
  2. Adventures In Energy Storage: Old Ideas For New Challenges – Part One, Pumped Hydro
  3. Second Generation Tesla Powerwall Updates


  1. India To Convert Regulatory Body Into Green Bank
  2. Vietnam Urged To Increase Renewable Energy Share In Power Sector
  3. UK & Kenya Sign MoU For Renewable Energy Cooperation
  4. Hydropower Conditions Improve As West Coast Drought Eases
  5. Stay On Top Of State Clean Energy Policies Via SPOT
  6. How Big-Four Utilities In Germany View Renewables
  7. Why 80% Of Regional Energy Customers Are Happy To Leave The Grid
  8. Why EU Renewable Energy Figures Are Misleading
  9. Solar+ Homes (Part 8): The Power Of Thermal Mass
  10. The YieldCo Boom and Bust: The Consequences of Greed and a Return to Normalcy


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About the Author

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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