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Williamson’s solar project wins DEC excellence award

The town of Williamson, which built one of New York’s largest solar installations atop a closed town landfill, has earned a 2015 New York State Environmental...

Stanford engineers develop ‘invisible wires’ that could improve solar cell efficiency

Stanford scientists have discovered how to make the electrical wiring on top of solar cells nearly invisible to incoming light. The new design, which uses silicon...

Not just California: Solar battles raging across U.S.

California has more rooftop solar installations than any other state, and it isn’t particularly close. But the Golden State is far from the only place where the...

Stanford researcher suggests storing solar energy underground for a cloudy day

A new study shows that wind, water and solar generators can theoretically result in a reliable, affordable national grid when the generators are combined with...

SolarCity Ends Support for the Solar Lobbying Group TASC

The Alliance for Solar Choice, an advocacy group representing rooftop solar companies, is losing one of its anchor members: SolarCity. SolarCity will leave the alliance...

Solar power may be cheaper than coal in India by 2020

The price of solar power in India fell at a faster-than-expected rate this year. Now, some experts suggest that by 2020, renewable energy in Asia’s third-largest...

Inside Florida’s Solar Civil War

Two rival ballot measures over solar power are in an epic duel to collect enough signatures to be on the ballot during the 2016 election. Both ballot measures...

Solar saves Arizona a lot of water

Not enough rain and snow. Dwindling reservoirs. Record heat. Our future water supply is in jeopardy. As Arizona struggles to find solutions, there is an obvious one...

A debate over how to brighten solar power’s future in Florida

When Simon Rose looks around his North Grove neighborhood, a Miami enclave of manicured lawns where meticulously renovated older homes mix with newly constructed mini...

Community solar: Power from the sun for everyone

HINESBURG – Marilyn Brown — better known to many by her maiden name — Cochran, of Cochran’s Ski Area fame in Richmond — has always enjoyed helping...

California solar firms clash with ratepayer watchdogs

Utility companies aren’t the only ones who think rooftop solar customers are getting too good a deal. Two prominent ratepayer advocates also want the California...

How solar is turning American energy on its head

It’s early days, but solar power is beginning to show how it could recast the entire American power grid. Some power companies are worried. But in Vermont,...