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CSP: PV Not the Only Game in Town

With the price of photovoltaic (PV) panels plummeting and the advent of the era of PV “solar farms,” large scale solar thermal projects have not been getting much...

What’s Going On With Chinese Solar Stocks?

CNN reported today that as Hanergy Thin Film’s stock collapsed last week, Li Hejun, the company’s CEO, was joking with listeners at a renewable energy conference. In...

Palo Alto Seeks to Lead in “Solar Ready” Housing in Bay Area

Just before Earth Day, the Palo Alto City Council unanimously passed an ordinance mandating that all new single-family residences in the city be “solar ready.” The...

San Diego Still #2 City for Solar in U.S., But Will It Remain a “Shining City”?

As had been the case the previous year, San Diego attained the number two spot, after Los Angeles, in overall solar capacity in the second annual survey of major U.S....

Disadvantaged Households in Fresno to Get Solar… and Financial Relief

A new statewide pilot program in California is giving free solar panels to households in disadvantaged areas, starting with communities in Fresno. Called the Low-Income...

Solar: A Good Technology in Bad Times

No one can deny that the solar industry is booming. There may be disagreements as to why…opponents claim that solar is too dependent on government subsidies, while...

Can Elon Musk Push Solar Storage Over The Top?

The tweet may have been a hint about the teaser Musk tweeted out the day before, announcing, “Major new Tesla product line—not a car—will be unveiled at our...

National Women in Solar Initiative to encourage women to join the industry

SunEdison and GRID Alternatives, a non-profit solar installer, have just launched the National Women in Solar Initiative. The $1.2 million philanthropic partnership aims...

Solar Adds to Home Sale Value, New Report Shows

Over the last 10 years, there has been a great deal of debate over residential solar and its impact on the value of homes. Up until recently, information was incomplete...

Saudi Moves To Corner the Energy Market May Include Solar

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the current plummet in oil prices is driven in part by OPEC’s desire to hurt the North American shale oil industry. Could...

2016 Presidential Campaign: Solar Scorecard

Which Candidates are Strong on Solar? As we enter the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, a plethora of Republican and Democratic hopefuls are powering up their...

Turbulence in the Energy Market: What Does it Mean for Solar?

As we usher in 2015, we see a great deal of volatility in the energy sector, both domestically and internationally, both in the fossil fuel market and the renewable...