Ikea to Expand Michigan’s Largest Solar Array

Beginning in spring 2015, Ikea will be installing more solar panels on top of its expansive Detroit-area store. The project will be the state’s largest rooftop solar array.

U.S. Solar Energy Production Jumps 21 Percent

More than half a million U.S. homes and businesses are generating solar energy, according to a new market report released in early September.

Ameren Missouri to Open New Solar Energy Center

Ameren Missouri, a power and energy company based in St. Louis, has selected MC Industrial Inc. to construct the largest investor-owned solar energy center in the state of Missouri.

Hawaiian Utility Opens Floodgates for Solar Installations

The Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), the local utility that serves 95 percent of the state’s 1.2 million residents, recently turned heads with its proactive approach to upgrading its grid to better facilitate the integration of large solar arrays.

The Florida Gators are Going Solar

The University of Florida is currently in the process of going solar, with plans in place to have panels of photovoltaic cells installed by November. The school will use 100-kilowatt arrays designed and installed by Progress Energy, out of Charlotte, N.C.

California Approves Multiple Green Energy Reforms

Governor Jerry Brown signed several major pieces of energy legislation last week, keeping California on the cutting edge of the green industry boom.

University Solar Fields on the Rise

By Sameea Kamal
One of the latest trends on college campuses is an increasing number of solar energy fields hosted by universities, made possible by a number of supporting factors.

Large San Francisco Solar Project Powers Gov Facilities

The solar installation is made up of 24,000 solar panels installed on top of the North Basin of the Sunset Reservoir that will generate up to 5 megawatts daily of renewable energy.

College Reports Annual Energy Savings of $650,000

As a result of a number of ongoing campus-wide projects, Santa Barbara City College reports reduced energy consumption has saved the school $650,000 over the past year.

$1.3 Billion DOE Loan to Fund Wind Farm

A partial loan guarantee for a $1.3 billion loan has been finalized to support the world's largest wind farm, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced.