Residents With Solar Panels Protest Michigan Energy MeasureDozens rallied at the Capitol, holding umbrellas to urge lawmakers not to block the sun.
Amping Up Solar in the Snowy NorthSolar farms are a no-brainer in warm and sunny places, but what about in northern climes, where snow is measured in feet, and can cover and even shut down the panels? Michigan Technological University’s Keweenaw Research Center is now part of a two-year study that will help answer that question.
Hemlock Semiconductor To Lay Off 400Hemlock Semiconductor Group announced Monday it will lay off about 400 employees in Michigan and Tennessee in the coming weeks in response to significant oversupply in the polysilicon industry and the threat of potential tariffs on its products sold into China.
Graphene Boosts Efficiency of Next-Gen Solar Cells
Dow’s Encapsulants Help Extend Life of Photovoltaic PanelsDow Chemical Co. says its Enlight polyolefin encapsulant films technology continues to improve the performance and llifespan of solar panels.
IKEA To Install Solar Panels At Canton StoreIKEA announced plans to install solar energy panels on five of its United States furniture store locations – including the store in Canton.
Amma Center of Michigan Embraces Solar for Energy Savings The Ann Arbor center devoted to the spiritual teachings of an Indian leader gets solar power installation from Srienergy
ECD Lays Off 500, Furloughs 400, Amid World Solar Power GlutEnergy Conversion Devices Inc. said this week that production has been suspended at its Uni-Solar thin film solar panel plants based on a glut of supply in the industry.
Atlas Copco Tools Installs Solar PanelsAtlas Copco says it has invested in solar panel technology at its North American Headquarters in Auburn Hills.
Colored Solar Cells Could Make Display Screens More EfficientA new kind of screen pixel doubles as a solar cell and could boost the energy efficiency of cell phones and e-readers. The technology could also potentially be used in larger displays to make energy-harvesting billboards or decorative solar panels.
GM Investing In Solar Power Firm Creating 200 Jobs In Rochester HillsGeneral Motors Ventures LLC announced today an equity investment of $7.5 million in Sunlogics PLC, a vertically integrated global solar energy systems provider specializing in solar project development and installation. The investment will create 310 jobs, 200 of them in the Detroit area.
Advancing Solar Panel Testing With Sophisticated Controller FeaturesHolland-based Thermotron said its has added two new features to the intuitive 8800 programmer controller specifically to meet the synchronized testing requirements of companies doing IEC solar tests.