Latest Solar power News

Company plans $344 million Georgia factory to make recycled glass for solar panels

Feb. 15, 2024 13:39 PM EST

CEDARTOWN, Ga. (AP) — A company that recycles solar panels announced Thursday that it would build a $344 million factory in northwest Georgia, for the first time expanding to making new glass for panels. Arizona-based Solarcycle said it would hire more than 600 workers in...

Duke Energy seeks new ways to meet the Carolinas' surging electric demand

Feb. 01, 2024 16:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. subsidiaries for North Carolina and South Carolina have offered to regulators an adjusted electricity production proposal that the utilities say responds to surging demand projections while still reaching for future greenhouse gas reduction targets. ...

The year in clean energy: Wind, solar and batteries grow despite economic challenges

Dec. 27, 2023 09:53 AM EST

Led by new solar power, the world added renewable energy at breakneck speed in 2023, a trend that if amplified will help Earth turn away from fossil fuels and prevent severe warming and its effects. Clean energy is often now the least expensive, explaining some of the growth. Nations...

Tesla moves forward with a plan to build an energy-storage battery factory in China

Dec. 22, 2023 06:20 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — American electric automaker Tesla's plans to produce energy-storage batteries in China moved forward on Friday with a signing ceremony for the land acquisition for a new factory in Shanghai, China's state media said. Construction is scheduled to start early next year...

US nuclear regulators to issue construction permit for a reactor that uses molten salt

Dec. 13, 2023 11:10 AM EST

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is issuing a construction permit for a new type of nuclear reactor that uses molten salt to cool the reactor core. The NRC is issuing the permit to Kairos Power for the Hermes test reactor in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the agency said Tuesday. The...

Pritzker signs law lifting moratorium on nuclear reactors

Dec. 08, 2023 17:28 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Friday lifting a three-decade moratorium on development of nuclear reactors in the state. Smaller nuclear reactors — those producing less than 300 megawatts of power — will be allowed beginning January 2026. Morris...

Coal-producing West Virginia is converting an entire school system to solar power

Nov. 29, 2023 18:59 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An entire county school system in coal-producing West Virginia is going solar, representing what a developer and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's office touted on Wednesday as the biggest-ever single demonstration of sun-powered renewable electricity in Appalachian public schools....