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The Solar Company Making a Profit on Poor Africans

M-Kopa plans to be a $1 billion company by selling solar panels to rural residents—and providing them with credit. Tom Opiyo is the best-performing salesperson at...

25 American Companies Go Big With Solar

America’s biggest brands are choosing solar, not only for the environmental benefits but also for the boost it can bring to their bottom lines. The fourth edition of...

Citizens Group Says Pull The Switch On ‘Solar Socialism

Citizens Against Government Waste says it’s time to end solar subsidies that fail to bolster the U.S. energy portfolio despite leeching tens of billions of dollars...

India’s “solar alliance” is a great idea with one fatal flaw

India’s plans for increasing solar power capacity are among the world’s most ambitious. Now, India is using the Paris climate conference to lay out a vision for the...

U.S. Army Reserve Installs Two Solar Carports Totaling 280 kW

PHOENIX, Ariz. & RIVERSIDE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) and REC Solar, a national provider of commercial solar and energy...

India unveils global solar alliance of 120 countries at Paris climate summit

India’s prime minister has launched an international solar alliance of over 120 countries with the French president, François Hollande, at the Paris COP21 climate...

Why rooftop solar advocates are upset about California’s clean-energy law

California’s aggressive push to increase renewable energy production comes with a catch for people with solar panels on the roof: You don’t count. If a home...

Williamson’s solar project wins DEC excellence award

The town of Williamson, which built one of New York’s largest solar installations atop a closed town landfill, has earned a 2015 New York State Environmental...

Stanford engineers develop ‘invisible wires’ that could improve solar cell efficiency

Stanford scientists have discovered how to make the electrical wiring on top of solar cells nearly invisible to incoming light. The new design, which uses silicon...

Stanford researcher suggests storing solar energy underground for a cloudy day

A new study shows that wind, water and solar generators can theoretically result in a reliable, affordable national grid when the generators are combined with...

SolarCity Ends Support for the Solar Lobbying Group TASC

The Alliance for Solar Choice, an advocacy group representing rooftop solar companies, is losing one of its anchor members: SolarCity. SolarCity will leave the alliance...

Solar power may be cheaper than coal in India by 2020

The price of solar power in India fell at a faster-than-expected rate this year. Now, some experts suggest that by 2020, renewable energy in Asia’s third-largest...