Tags Archives: solar energy

Bright future ahead for solar power growth.

OK Energy Today reports that U.S. solar power capacity grew by more than two gigawatts during the second quarter of 2016.  This represents an astonishing 43 percent increase from the same period last year, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insigh ...

SolarWorld hiring 200 for Hillsboro facility.

PORTLAND — The Portland Business Journal reports that, after layoffs rocked the once 1,000-strong staff at SolarWorld’s Hillsboro facility and  shrunk the company’s local payroll to 600, the solar panel manufacturer has been hiring back up, ...

Riverside County making energy history with 1,000 jobs.

PERRIS, Calif. — The switch to solar is on in Riverside County, marking one of the largest solar moves in the U.S. that will also create up to 1,000 jobs. Through a collaborative partnership with OpTerra Energy Services, the county celebrated the ongoin ...

E.ON Solar energizing 160 jobs in Kern County.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — More than 150 new jobs will be created as E.ON Solar enters the construction phase of Maricopa West, a new solar project in Kern County. “The start of construction of the Maricopa West project is the result of the shared vi ...

Amazon will build state’s largest solar farm.

ACCOMAC, Va. — Amazon Web Services has teamed with Community Energy to support the construction and operation of an 80 megawatt solar farm near Accomac in Accomack County called Amazon Solar Farm US East. This new solar farm is expected to start gener ...

FPL, Florida International power up new partnership.

MIAMI, Fla. — Florida Power & Light and Florida International University are teaming up on a new partnership that will help innovate power delivery for years to come. The project involves the installation of more than 5,700 solar panels on 23 canop ...

Sun will shine for 900 construction workers.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke Energy estimates that 900 construction workers will be employed during peak construction this summer at three solar farms it is building in North Carolina. Duke has announced plans to invest $500 million developing utility-scale s ...

California leads the nation in solar energy.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Florida may be called the Sunshine State, but no other state comes close to California as the undisputed leader in solar energy. California has cemented its place as America’s solar leader, according to the recently-released U. ...

510nano bringing HQ, 113 jobs to Greensville County.

GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. — 510nano, a developer of renewable energy projects and technologies, will invest $11 million to relocate its headquarters and establish a manufacturing operation in Greensville County. The company will construct a 100,000-squa ...

Elon Musk’s SolarCity to settle in Fremont.

FREMONT, Calif. — Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SolarCity is setting up shop in Fremont with plans to hire hundreds of new employees. SolarCity is America’s largest solar power provider, making clean energy available to homeowners, businesse ...