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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,...

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...