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Category: Solar Power

Chinese Solar: The Sleeping Giant Is Waking To A New, Smoggy Sunrise

The Chinese government has set an ambitious new goal of 17.8GW of new installed solar capacity for this year. Can they reach it, and if so, what does it mean for the...

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...

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...

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...

Happy Solar Holidays!

Did you know that solar energy is at the root of many holiday traditions? December is a time for celebrating faith, family…and the power of the sun! Each December,...

The War Over Rooftop Solar

Is Distributed Generation dead? Perhaps not, but some utility companies are trying hard to redefine DG and privately owned residential solar is not part of their plan....

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...

Germany Continues to Lead the Way on Renewable Energy

In recent years, Germany has become notable for its excellence in the renewable energy markets. Fueled by government subsidies in the industry, the renewable energy...

A Bright Future For Solar Energy In Schools

Solar energy has been touted for years as a potential solution to the massive energy crisis which is only beginning to rear its head in our nation. One of the key...

Sungevity Pursues Opportunities in Europe

The Californian company Sungevity recently signed a deal with the Neatherlands utility company E.ON Benelux to create a partnership offering services in solar energy....

World’s first PV and thermal rooftop installed in Australia

An Australian home now has what is believed to be the world’s first solar panel roof that produces both electricity and heat for the home. The $5 million project was...