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Sunny Nevada is killing the solar industry in the state with new net-metering rules

To drive out solar power companies out of sunny Nevada, you have to do something pretty bad. This is exactly what happened while most of us weren’t paying...

China Market Crash Torches Sky Solar, JinkoSolar

ky Solar and JinkoSolar led a big solar-stock sell-off Monday after a halt in China stock market trading spooked investors worldwide, sending the Dow Jones and Nasdaq...

Solar on the farm becoming more common

The tax credits and rebates for installing solar, even for farmers, extended by Congress this month, growers are being reminded they can utilize solar on the farm....

Is solar power contagious?

Recently, the Citizen Times in Asheville, North Carolina, carried an encouraging article about the rapid spread of solar power among Western North Carolina’s many...

In NLV speech, Sanders calls PUC solar decision ‘just about the dumbest thing I have ever heard’

STEVE MARCUS Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, takes photos with supporters during a rally Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in North...

SolarCity stopping Nevada sales, installations after PUC ruling

CARSON CITY — One of the largest rooftop-solar companies in the nation announced Wednesday it is ceasing its sales and installations in Nevada following the adoption...

Gov. Sandoval’s PUC showing its bias for an old-school utility

My family moved to Las Vegas about 20 years ago for the sun and can-do spirit. We have not been disappointed. We were concerned when lack of water became an issue for...

Arizona regulators seek compromise for solar installations

Republicans Tom Forese and Doug Little have both taken personal trips to California to meet with Lyndon Rive, the CEO of SolarCity Corp., the largest solar installer in...

Morocco delays first phase of sprawling solar power project

After a year that saw Morocco take significant steps towards bolstering its renewable portfolio, backers of the Noor-1 solar power plant delayed its opening this week...

Tax Breaks, Falling Costs Are Boosting Wind And Solar

Right before the holidays, Congress approved tax credits for clean energy. It was just a tiny part of a $1.8 trillion spending bill, but solar and wind power companies...

Solar Customers In Nevada Are Getting A Rate Hike For Christmas

Last year, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada issued a report finding that rooftop solar customers actually give back more to the grid than they cost. But on...

Solar energy from discarded car batteries

MIT researchers have developed a simple procedure for making a promising type of solar cell using lead recovered from discarded lead-acid car batteries—a practice that...