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In NLV speech, Sanders calls PUC solar decision ‘just about the dumbest thing I have ever heard’

STEVE MARCUS Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, takes photos with supporters during a rally Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in North...

SolarCity stopping Nevada sales, installations after PUC ruling

CARSON CITY — One of the largest rooftop-solar companies in the nation announced Wednesday it is ceasing its sales and installations in Nevada following the adoption...

Gov. Sandoval’s PUC showing its bias for an old-school utility

My family moved to Las Vegas about 20 years ago for the sun and can-do spirit. We have not been disappointed. We were concerned when lack of water became an issue for...

Arizona regulators seek compromise for solar installations

Republicans Tom Forese and Doug Little have both taken personal trips to California to meet with Lyndon Rive, the CEO of SolarCity Corp., the largest solar installer in...

Morocco delays first phase of sprawling solar power project

After a year that saw Morocco take significant steps towards bolstering its renewable portfolio, backers of the Noor-1 solar power plant delayed its opening this week...

Tax Breaks, Falling Costs Are Boosting Wind And Solar

Right before the holidays, Congress approved tax credits for clean energy. It was just a tiny part of a $1.8 trillion spending bill, but solar and wind power companies...

Solar Customers In Nevada Are Getting A Rate Hike For Christmas

Last year, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada issued a report finding that rooftop solar customers actually give back more to the grid than they cost. But on...

Solar energy from discarded car batteries

MIT researchers have developed a simple procedure for making a promising type of solar cell using lead recovered from discarded lead-acid car batteries—a practice that...

Did Woodland, North Carolina really ban solar farms because they “suck up the sun?”

Of course we had to run the story about how the Brave North Carolina town fights back against sun-sucking solar panels with the hilarious quotes from the retired teacher...

Here’s why solar industry’s focus will be locked on Nevada today

After convincing Congress to extend a tax credit to the solar industry last week, advocates are shifting their attention to Nevada, where state regulators convene this...

DTE Energy building two solar sites planned to be largest in Michigan

LAPEER, MI – DTE Energy plans to build what would be Michigan’s largest solar array in Lapeer this spring, the company announced. DTE is billing the project as...

Selling Solar to Rural Africa is Emerging as a Hot Market

Will electricity in developing rural areas spread more like cell phones than land lines? These startups think so. After years of fits and starts, startups and big...