This Solar-Powered Plane is Currently Circumnavigating the World

Posted on: Thursday, March 26th, 2015

With 17,000 solar cells in its wing and tail, the aircraft relies solely on sunshine to keep its motors running. If ever there were a reason to sleep on a seat that converts to a toilet, circumnavigating the world in a solar-powered plane might be it.  

Protecting Utilities from the Risk of Data Breach

Posted on: Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Energy is the lifeblood of the economy. It powers our homes and businesses, and supports critical government services that ensure our public safety. According to the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), our electricity is generated by 6,997 operational power plants with a nameplate generation capacity of at least one megawatt. The generated electricity is […]

University of Central Florida’s First Electric Vehicle Fast Charger Opens in Cocoa — Grand Opening and Ride and Drive Announced

Posted on: Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Electric Vehicle drivers now have a place to charge up on the Space Coast in Cocoa. Located just two miles off State Road 528, otherwise known as the “Beachline,”—a main artery connecting Orlando to the Space Coast —the University of Central Florida’s Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is now home to a Direct Current (DC) […]

US Solar Co-Hosts First Ever Florida WISE Roundtable

Posted on: Monday, March 9th, 2015

US Solar co-hosted a historic WISE (Women In Solar Energy) event with #SolarChat last week as part of a nationwide round-table. On February 24th, women (and a few men) across the country met together in 15 different cities to participate in discussion about the solar industry and what it means to have, support, and develop […]

Energy Department’s Race to 7-Day Solar Prize Competition to Speed Solar Deployment

Posted on: Monday, March 9th, 2015

The Energy Department today announced final rules for a prize competition to make it faster, cheaper, and easier for Americans to install solar energy systems and spur solar deployment nationwide.  The SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar competition challenges innovators around the country to develop solutions to reduce the time and processes involved in installing […]

Energy Department’s Race to 7-Day Solar Prize Competition to Speed Solar Deployment

Posted on: Monday, March 9th, 2015

The Energy Department today announced final rules for a prize competition to make it faster, cheaper, and easier for Americans to install solar energy systems and spur solar deployment nationwide. The SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar competition challenges innovators around the country to develop solutions to reduce the time and processes involved in installing […]

SolarCity To Partner With Google To Finance $750 Million In Residential Solar

Posted on: Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

American solar energy company SolarCity has announced the creation of a fund that is expected to finance $750 million in residential solar projects, with a significant investment coming from Google. The new fund is set to cover the upfront costs of solar panel installations for thousands of homeowners across 14 states in the US, as […]