Solar Panels Donated By Tesla to 150 Homes

Tesla has made a major donation of solar panels to America’s largest nonprofit solar installer to provide power for roughly 150 low-income households across the United States. “Solar power has so many benefits for disadvantaged communities. It reduces pollution, helps financially strapped families live more affordably in their homes, and provides career opportunities for people who…

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Australia Company Introduces Solar Bitcoin Currency

An Australian company is introducing its own version of bitcoin that will let homeowners and businesses sell excess energy generated from their rooftop solar panels to neighbors, without a middleman taking a cut. As of Monday, Perth-based Power Ledger had sold about 57 percent of the 100 million so-called “power tokens” offered at 8.8 U.S. cents a…

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Solar Energy Company Likana Solar Thermal Granted Approval by Environmental Agency

SolarReserve yesterday said its 390-MW Likana concentrating sun oriented power plant got ecological endorsement from the Chilean government. The venture in the Antofagasta district of Chile will have 5.1-GWh of storage stockpiling. “The Chilean transmission system will have difficulty accommodating large amounts of intermittent power,” Tom Georgis, SolarReserve’s senior VP of improvement, said in an…

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