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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...

Russia’s Largest Solar Power Plant Opens in Siberia

The Kosh-Agachsky plant, which has a capacity of 5 megawatts (MW), is the record holder in Russia for solar-power generation. The plant launched on September 4, 2014...

New Tax on Solar Imports into the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it added import duties to Chinese manufacturers’ solar panels and related items.  The new duties add more than eighteen...

SolarCity to donate PV system to a school for each MW installed in U.S.

Major U.S. solar firm SolarCity has started a nonprofit organization to help provide children around the world with clean energy to light their schools. Through the Give...

World’s largest solar farm cooperative operational in UK

Westmill Solar Park, a 30-acre solar farm is on the border of Oxfordshire and Wiltshire in the UK, is offering locals a source of renewable energy and a clean investment...

World’s largest solar bridge goes live in London

The world’s largest solar bridge, London’s Blackfriars bridge, has gone live and is powering half of Blackfriars train station.  The bridge, which crosses the...