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Did Woodland, North Carolina really ban solar farms because they “suck up the sun?”

Of course we had to run the story about how the Brave North Carolina town fights back against sun-sucking solar panels with the hilarious quotes from the retired teacher...

Here’s why solar industry’s focus will be locked on Nevada today

After convincing Congress to extend a tax credit to the solar industry last week, advocates are shifting their attention to Nevada, where state regulators convene this...

DTE Energy building two solar sites planned to be largest in Michigan

LAPEER, MI – DTE Energy plans to build what would be Michigan’s largest solar array in Lapeer this spring, the company announced. DTE is billing the project as...

Selling Solar to Rural Africa is Emerging as a Hot Market

Will electricity in developing rural areas spread more like cell phones than land lines? These startups think so. After years of fits and starts, startups and big...

Arizona solar installers ‘thrilled’ with long-term extension of rooftop tax credit

Rooftop solar installers are rejoicing over the federal budget inclusion of a multi-year extension of solar tax credits. “It’s nice to have longer certainty for...

How a North Carolina village came to believe solar farms were ‘killing the town’

Not much grows in Woodland. Farmers cultivate small amounts of tobacco, pick cotton, and harvest soybeans in this north-eastern North Carolina town. This 800-person...

The Solar Industry’s Christmas Miracle

We all know the hallmarks of the classic business-themed Christmas movie. A good, well-meaning executive faces some tough business fundamentals as the holiday season...

High-Soaring Balloons Could Be The Future Of Solar Energy

When it comes to solar energy, we’ve long known that solar panels must be placed in areas with as much access to sunlight as possible for optimal power output. But...

The North Carolina town that’s scared of solar panels, revisited

On December 8, a modest local newspaper, the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald,published a story that ended up going viral, bouncing from Reddit to more than 220 other sites....

Red Tape and Installation Prove Biggest Challenge to Solar Today

Solar energy is surging in the United States, but the biggest boost isn’t coming from better hardware. Instead, innovative business models and cutting red tape are the...

What Just Happened in Solar Is a Bigger Deal Than Oil Exports

The clean-energy boom is about to be transformed. In a surprise move, U.S. lawmakers agreed to extend tax credits for solar and wind for another five years. This will...

How rural Mexico was turned on to solar power

It may be 2015, but across the planet one in seven of us lack access to electricity. In rural Mexico, one company is looking to transform the lives of people with a...