November 10th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson
New York state resident Anthony Sicari has a home solar power and energy storage system that he used to power his home “off- grid” for 33 days. That's a bit more than one month of electricity self-generation, Tesla Powerwall battery storage, and consumption. To be extra clear, the home only used electricity from the solar panel & battery combination during that period, none from the utility
October 9th, 2019 | by Gerard Reid
Some years back I visited one of the major automobile manufacturers with some investor clients of mine. We met the CTO of that particular company, who asked us "what is the biggest mistake the automobile industry has made in the last century?" Despite the varied responses from the audience, we were all surprised by his answer: "We never controlled the fuel value chain" and to that he added "and we won’t make the same mistake with electric cars."
August 21st, 2019 | by Kyle Field
CleanTechnica reader Daniel McGuire loved his fully electric Chevy Bolt, but wanted to make it more sustainable. After a few experiments with solar panels, he took on the task of adding 2,200 watts of solar panels and cells to the Bolt itself for an electric vehicle that recharges from the sun without having to be plugged in
June 13th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
When Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company's Solar Roof tile system back in 2016, he boldly proclaimed that it would cost less than buying a roof and electricity. Since then, we have not seen any data to support his claim, until now
May 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Silicon Valley solar manufacturer SunPower announced a first quarter net loss of nearly $90 million earlier this month amid restructuring costs and an operating loss of $117 million, but the company looks to be trending towards profitability as it focuses on distributed solar and storage
April 2nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Silicon Valley-based solar panel manufacturer SunPower was named the United States' leading commercial solar provider and one of the country's leading solar panel suppliers in Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables latest US PV Leaderboard
March 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Grassroots environmental organization Sierra Club has partnered with one of America's leading solar manufacturers SunPower on a new incentive and rebate program open to the organisation's more than 3.5 million members and supporters.
March 7th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Silicon Valley-based solar panel manufacturer SunPower announced the launch of its highly-anticipated Next Generation Technology solar panels on Tuesday, which will be the industry's first-ever 400-plus-watt and the world's most powerful residential solar panels.
February 27th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
Global oil companies are plowing billions of dollars per year into solar and into energy storage, as more nations seek to switch their energy sources away from fossil fuels.
February 22nd, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
An R&D team at Fraunhofer ISE has unveiled a new solar cell stringing machine that can boost cell performance 2% by using electrically conductive adhesives to fix solar cells to a foil substrate in a shingled pattern. The process reduces the number of manufacturing steps that soldering a connective ribbon would require, and imparts more efficient cell performance in several incremental ways
February 20th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Silicon Valley solar manufacturer SunPower published its Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 financial results last week revealing relatively mixed results across the board, showing quarterly growth but well down on yearly metrics and falling well below market consensus.
February 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Silicon Valley-based solar manufacturer SunPower has finally returned to manufacturing in the United States as it announced on Thursday its newly-acquired Hillsboro, Oregon facility is now assembling the company's high-quality 19% efficient Performance Series solar panel (P19 or P-Series) for US commercial customers.
January 31st, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
An operator of a custom dolphin observation boat has combined Sunflare solar panels with lithium-ion batteries for what may be the first charter vessel of it kind, says the Key West owner. Dubbed “The Squid,” the vessel was designed for tour operator Honest Eco by David Walworth, an MIT-educated boat designer and builder
January 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I started covering the solar energy industry seriously in 2009. It seemed like a hopping, exciting time in the industry — growth was exploding. I remember one early story in which readers admonished me a little because I put "Solar Power Exploding" in a headline, and they thought I was referring to genuine explosions. In 2019, 2009 and 2010 progress looks like anthills
December 7th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
To help ease the pain of the search for gifts, I'm sharing a few clean tech gifts that I have found over the last few months that I love and that you might love or might want to gift to someone
November 29th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston
Panasonic Eco Solutions, home of the HIT solar panel, is aggressively building out its residential solar installer network on a national basis, seeking to compete more evenly with the likes of Tesla, Sunrun, SunPower, Vivint, and others
November 6th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
US-based solar PV manufacturer SunPower announced its financial results for the third quarter last week, in which it revealed better-than-expected earnings but weaker-than-expected revenues for a quarter that performed as a current snapshot of the combined challenges and successes of the solar industry
October 19th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report published by Navigant Research has proclaimed US residential solar company Sunrun as the world's leading solar-plus-storage vendor in a market which is expected to see nearly 40 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity installed in the next decade.
October 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
SunPower has completed a 1.7 megawatt solar installation at the global headquarters of Bose Corporation in Framingham, Massachusetts
October 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Software and solar panels are probably not the most exciting parts of clean tech for most people, but there are some innovations happening in the space, specifically with regards to software