US Solar Market Will Boom In Five Years

Posted on April 21st, 2012 by
   

Coca-Cola Unveiled Five Natural Gas Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Servers

As part of Coca-Cola’s energy efficiency and climate protection program, it will be celebrating Earth Day with the installation of five natural gas hydrogen fuel-cell servers at its beverage production facility in American Canyon, California. Bloom Energy has developed this new technology. The Company has also deployed stationary fuel cells that provide electricity at facilities in Elmsford, New York, East Hartford, Connecticut, and Dinuba, California.

Beauty Company Completed Largest Wind Project of Any Manufacturer in U.S.

Zotos International Inc, a hair-care manufacturer, has completed its 3.3 MW on-site wind project, which powers its 670,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Geneva, Switzerland. The project is comprised of two 1,650 kW wind turbines. This is the largest wind project of any manufacturer in the United States. Zotos invested in wind power as part of an overall sustainability initiative.

Abengoa To Develop the World’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant

Abengoa has partnered with Capital Riesgo Global for the development of Solana, the largest concentrating solar power plant in the world. The plant is currently being built by Abengoa in Arizona with an expected production capacity of 280 MW gross. It will be the first solar plant in the United States with the ability to store energy.

LIPA Celebrated Earth Day With Renewable Energy Accomplishments

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is a leader in renewable energy in New York State, the Eastern region, and the nation. To showcase this, LIPA along with its customers, solar industry professionals, and environmental leaders celebrated Earth Day with a number of solar accomplishments, milestones, and new initiatives.  The installation of Long Island’s 5,000th solar roof and launch of LIPA’s CLEAN Solar Initiative (CSI) was also done.

US Solar Market Will Boom In Five Years

The solar market in the US is expected to explode within the next five years since solar energy in most cities will be cheaper than power from the grid. This is according to Eric Graber-Lopez, a renewable energy advisor and Jigar Shah. Also, the lowered costs of solar panels and installation will be a key factor to the solar market boom. The US currently ranks 4th in the solar market of the world. For 2011, the US market grew from ~900MW to 2GW.


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