US solar market installed record 7.3GW in 2015

The solar sector in the US added 7.3GW of new capacity in 2015. That’s another record-breaking year for the sector in the country, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The industry has experienced a year-over-year growth rate of 17%, it added. Solar energy supplied 29.5% of all new electric generation last year beating gas […]

Irish public sector saved €120m on energy

The public sector in Ireland saved millions of pounds on energy in 2014. It saw savings totalling €120 million (£93.6m) as a result of energy efficiency measures, according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEIA). That’s equivalent to 1,840GWh of electricity, it added. The combined total primary energy consumption of 281 public bodies and […]

Record solar projects in the US

The number of rooftop solar power projects in the US reached a record high in the third quarter of this year, with 684MW of capacity. A new report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) suggests there was a 44% increase in the total installed capacity, rising to 1,992MW so far this year, compared to […]

Top US brands revealed as big solar users

Top American brands including General Motors and supermarket chain Walmart have been revealed as some of the biggest firms using solar power in the States. A list of the top 20 commercial users of solar panels revealed firms such as iconic department store chain Macy’s and package delivery experts FedEx have extensive solar panels on […]