There have been several big changes in the solar power industry over the past week. Let Renogy keep you updated with our Top 3 news stories this week!

  • 1.This week a very important energy bill was passed by the Illinois General Assembly. The Future Energy Jobs Bill will direct $235 million in annual ratepayer subsidies to the nuclear plants owned by Exelon. These plants collectively employ 1,500 full-time workers. Without this piece of legislation, the two plants would be closed within two years forcing employees out of a job. There is a claim that the bill helps to maintain $1.2 billion in economic activity that comes from the plants.
  • Read a full article on this bill below!
  • https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/clean-energy-advocates-praise-passage-of-major-illinois-energy-bill
  • 2.India is officially home to the world’s largest solar PV project! This week saw an official unveiling and it is now fully on-line. The entire project was finished in a quick eight months. On its busiest days, up to 40,000 panels were installed. It has a 648-megawatt capacity and covers over 2,500 acres.
  • Read more facts about this huge solar project below!
  • https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/India-Holds-The-Crown-For-Worlds-Largest-Solar-PV-Project.-For-Now
  • 3.While we all anxiously await the unveiling of Tesla’s new solar shingles, solar news sources are discussing the fact that solar shingles already exist and have been successful under two different companies. SunTegra produces Solar Shingle and Solar Tile roof systems that replace roofing material and are best installed on a new roof. They use a TegraVent design to promote ventilation and increase energy production. These shingles and tiles produce 100W and 67W respectively, and have rated efficiencies close to %15.
  • CertainTeed is another known producer of solar roofing. Their all black design allows them to blend in with most roofing materials. They are also wind-resistant and water-tight allowing for a stable roofing that is weather-proof. These shingles produce 60W each and can be attached directly to roof sheathing with standard deck screws.
  • Read more below!
  • http://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2016/12/dont-wait-tesla-solar-shingles-already/