Solar

Solar power technologies and projects: photovoltaic, concentrating solar, solar tower


Global Monitor (December 2007)
Global Monitor (December 2007)

TVA may revive Bellefonte  The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received the second complete application to build a new nuclear plant in as many months. On October 30, Tennessee…


Nevada Solar One, Boulder City, Nevada
Nevada Solar One, Boulder City, Nevada

Development of solar thermal projects in the U.S. was popular in the late 1980s, when nine plants were installed in California’s Mojave Desert. The familiar family of Solar Electric Generating…


Global Monitor (October 2007)
Global Monitor (October 2007)

Siemens ships first blade from U.S. plant This August, the new Siemens wind turbine blade factory in Fort Madison, Iowa, shipped its first blades, bound for the Sweetwater Wind Farm…


Global Monitor (September 2007)
Global Monitor (September 2007)

Constellation files partial COL Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group has dipped its big toe into the nuclear regulatory licensing waters, testing the temperature for a third unit at its 1,165-MW Calvert…


Global Monitor (August 2007)
Global Monitor (August 2007)

PG&E mounts tidal power project Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), the city and county of San Francisco, and Golden Gate Energy Co. have agreed to undertake a comprehensive study…


Global Monitor (July 2007) 
Global Monitor (July 2007) 

Pistachio plant gives new meaning to green Now you can feel really green about those tasty green pistachio snacks. Paramount Farms in California's agriculture-rich Central Valley, billing itself as the…


Global Monitor (May 2007)
Global Monitor (May 2007)

World's largest PV plant now in Portugal The world's largest solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generating plant—at 11 MW—has come on-line in sunny Portugal. The project, in the city of Serpa,…


Global Monitor (January 2007)
Global Monitor (January 2007)

DOE walks the clean coal talk The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Treasury Department have awarded $1 billion in tax credits to nine companies for seven projects involving advanced…