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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...

How California is Leading The Way in Solar Innovation

California is at the forefront of the solar energy movement in the United States, producing more solar potential than other state in the country. Already a leader in...

New Funding Model May Boost Rooftop Solar In China

China may currently be the world’s largest producer of solar panels and a solar farm leader. However, it ranks low in terms of how much small-scale rooftop solar is...

Kenya’s M-Kopa is set to deliver solar power to a million homes in east Africa

Renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa have attracted over $25 billion in investments to date. The African Union recently announced a plan to invest another $20...

You’ll Never Guess How Much Solar Panels Can Raise Your Homes’ Value

Solar energy is now capable of powering 4.6 million American homes — but how much are homeowners willing to pay for it? A new research report sheds light on solar...

Solar-powered lights adorn church

LUCENA CITY, Philippines —The patio of the Our Lady of Angels Parish Church in the coastal town of Atimonan in Quezon province is aglow with multicolored Christmas...

How India’s Solar Ambitions Can Become Reality

The most significant: New Delhi’s pledge to increase the amount of solar power that can be generated in the country to 100 gigawatts by 2022. That’s more than 20...

With Rooftop Solar Booming, California Utilities Want to Charge More

This winter, solar companies and utilities are headed for a showdown. Regulators will soon be deciding whether Californians installing solar panels will have to pay new...

The Beauty of the World’s Largest Solar Project

Deep in the Mojave Desert, the mirrors of Ivanpah Solar follow the sun. Fifty miles southeast of Las Vegas, at the edge of the California-Nevada border in the Mojave,...