October 6, 2011

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed Corp. is introducing the Apollo Solar Roofing System, featuring highly integrated photovoltaic (PV) panels into the roofing system.

September 21, 2011

Readers weigh in on the failure of solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra, and the state of the green economy: 

"Not every business plan is well thought-out.  Just because you have a new Solar Photovoltaic technology (as was the case with Solyndra), there is no assurance that the initial increased costs per watt to consumers will be accepted.

May 29, 2011

IKEA plans to install solar PV systems on six more of its locations in the Eastern United States, the company announced.

The installations are expected to begin in late spring with completion later this fall, provided the projects receive governmental permits.

The company recently plugged in a solar project in Colorado.

March 14, 2011

A Net Zero photovoltaic system is one of the environmentally friendly features of Park Centre Homes at La Posada in Green Valley, Ariz. The development is a collaboration between La Posada and Pepper-Viner Homes, both award-winning for their environmentally friendly designs and initiatives, according to the companies.

Each home is oriented to the homesite to capture the heat of the sun. In addition, the homes will utilize a Net Zero photovoltaic system with the potential to reduce energy costs by more than 85%.

February 14, 2011

Two San Diego firms that focus on large, commercial and government solar power projects have announced they’re procuring their solar panels from Chinese manufacturers, according to an article in the San Diego Union. 

October 3, 2010

Having a solar-powered home was once the domain of the eco-affluent—the ones who could afford...