Posts Tagged ‘U.S.’

Obama Administration unveil plans for Solar Energy Zones

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Solar Plant in California (USFG)

Despite the solar power industry entering an era of high-profile bankruptcies, the Obama administration seems gung-ho on promoting solar power in six Western states by identifying them as “Solar Energy Zones”. Solar power companies like Solyndra who received nearly half-billion dollar federal loan have etched a failure story of the millennium but the undeterred Obama government is continuing pushing its big-league plans to promote solar power development. (more…)

GE Unveils Largest Solar Plant

Monday, October 17th, 2011

GFDL/Mhassan abdollahi

GE has decided to instigate its Chinese counterparts and market leader First Solar by announcing its intentions to build the largest solar PV, 400MW capacity manufacturing plant in Aurora, Colorado, just east of Denver. Until now, the market graph was dominated by First Solar who produces thin film solar panels with an efficiency rate of 11.7 per cent. Although, the company plans to increase the efficiency to 13.5 – 14.5  per cent by 2014, GE thin film panels efficiency rate would already be 14 percent when its first batch rolls out in 2013. (more…)