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The Beauty of the World’s Largest Solar Project

Deep in the Mojave Desert, the mirrors of Ivanpah Solar follow the sun. Fifty miles southeast of Las Vegas, at the edge of the California-Nevada border in the Mojave,...

Solar-Powered Mobile Classrooms to Roam Africa

For African students living in remote, off-the-grid locations, learning about computers and digital technology is virtually impossible. But what if the digital world...

Why some states are making going solar more expensive

It’s getting harder to figure out whether converting your home to solar energy makes financial sense as utilities adopt new ways to pay customers who pump electricity...

How Solar and Wind Got So Cheap, So Fast

A funny change has happened this year: People have become tepidly optimistic about climate change. That’s not because the UN climate negotiations currently underway in...

Solar advocates drop off 31k petitions at PUC

SolarCity employees Leah Miller, right, and Jessica Deal helped drop off 31,650 petitions at the Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday. The petitions urge the states...

The Solar Company Making a Profit on Poor Africans

M-Kopa plans to be a $1 billion company by selling solar panels to rural residents—and providing them with credit. Tom Opiyo is the best-performing salesperson at...

25 American Companies Go Big With Solar

America’s biggest brands are choosing solar, not only for the environmental benefits but also for the boost it can bring to their bottom lines. The fourth edition of...

Citizens Group Says Pull The Switch On ‘Solar Socialism

Citizens Against Government Waste says it’s time to end solar subsidies that fail to bolster the U.S. energy portfolio despite leeching tens of billions of dollars...

India’s “solar alliance” is a great idea with one fatal flaw

India’s plans for increasing solar power capacity are among the world’s most ambitious. Now, India is using the Paris climate conference to lay out a vision for the...

U.S. Army Reserve Installs Two Solar Carports Totaling 280 kW

PHOENIX, Ariz. & RIVERSIDE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) and REC Solar, a national provider of commercial solar and energy...

India unveils global solar alliance of 120 countries at Paris climate summit

India’s prime minister has launched an international solar alliance of over 120 countries with the French president, François Hollande, at the Paris COP21 climate...

Why rooftop solar advocates are upset about California’s clean-energy law

California’s aggressive push to increase renewable energy production comes with a catch for people with solar panels on the roof: You don’t count. If a home...