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Solar Continues to Beat Fossil Fuel Prices in Chile, Boosting Confidence in the Market

Chile’s solar market forecast has leapt up by 700 megawatts after record-low prices for renewables swept the country’s latest competitive bidding round. “The...

How Solar Installations Could Be the Barn-Raisings of the 21st Century

One nonprofit is already making it happen—and helping working-class homeowners along the way. When properly structured, rooftop solar—and other green efforts like...

After Endorsement From Oil Industry, Vitter Calls For End To Solar Tax Credits

In an era where staunch opposition to raising taxes on anything is a defining principle of the Republican Party, the GOP gubernatorial nominee in Louisiana found one...

Program opens doors in growing solar industry

A program that helps veterans find employment in the solar power industry will expand from three bases to 10 in 2016. The Solar Ready Vets pilot program is part of the...

SOLAR POWER: Teens get job training for ‘booming industry’

Angela Briseño loved getting her hands dirty – even if it led to a moment of pain. The 16-year-old Moreno Valley resident jammed her finger while assembling solar...

Solar benefits all Americans

The solar industry is helping America move “full speed ahead” toward a cleaner, more distributed energy system. That much, Monica Martinez got correct in her Nov. 2...

Three Ways Data Centers Can Use Solar Energy

“Energy efficiency” is undoubtedly a watchword in the telecoms and data center industry. Many ICT companies now have corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs...

Exxon Predicted Today’s Cheap Solar Boom Back in the 1980s

For more than a generation, solar power was a environmentalist fantasy, an expensive and impractical artifact from the Jimmy Carter era. That was true right up until...

7 big companies you didn’t realize use solar power

Solar power is on the rise. In fact, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the amount installed in the United States grew 485 percent between 2010 and 2013....

San Diego ramping up solar power

SAN DIEGO — San Diego would quadruple the amount of solar power used by city facilities and save an estimated $22 million over the next 20 years under a plan the City...

Chinese Solar Firm Hanergy Loses IKEA Partnership

HONG KONG—A Chinese solar-equipment manufacturer at the center of a probe by Hong Kong regulators has lost a high-profile partnership with IKEA Group to sell solar...

Covering the deserts with solar will also change the climate

Currently, the Earth’s inhabitants are, on average, consuming about 17.5TeraWatts of power. It’s estimated that an aggressive rollout of solar panels could...