This week in renewable energy news, a major player in solar power systems makes a big first investment, two U.S. states explore solar energy, and scientists make strides in renewable energy sourcing and storage.
App from IRENA brings renewable energy data straight to you
Smartphone users can now access the most reliable data on global renewable energy potential, for free, thanks to an application launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Pope Francis has called for the worldwide development of renewable energy sources and adequate energy storage technologies in order to drastically reduce fossil fuel consumption and the related emissions from carbon dioxide and other polluting gases.
Video: Scientists develop two devices that get power from evaporation
When evaporation energy is scaled up, the researchers predict, it could one day produce electricity from giant floating power generators that sit on bays or reservoirs, or from huge rotating machines akin to wind turbines that sit above water
"Solarize RI" campaign brings renewable energy opportunities to state
According to a release from the RI Office of Energy Resources, both Tiverton and Little Compton adopted solar community campaigns and overall, 55 homeowners and businesses went solar – doubling the amount of solar energy in the two towns.
SolarCity to make community solar investment in Minnesota
SolarCity Corp., the nation’s largest installer of residential solar ¬panels, says it will invest $200 million in Minnesota to build its first community solar gardens, and hopes to sell much of their electric output to apartment dwellers who have been left out of the rooftop solar market.