China’s solar capacity overtakes Germany

China is likely to have surpassed Germany in the fourth quarter as the country with the most solar capacity, despite missing its target for 2015. China’s installed photovoltaic solar capacity stood at 43 gigawatts (GW) by the end of the year, up about 15 gigawatts from 2014, the China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) said, according…

France Is Planning To “Pave” 600 Miles Of Roads With Solar Panels

France is working on a project to cover 1000 kilometers of roads with specially modified solar panels. Ségolène Royal, France’s minister of ecology and energy, says, “The maximum effect of the program, if successful, could be to furnish 5 million people with electricity, or about 8% of the French population.” This is not some solar sidewalk we…