Paula Mints: Cutting Through Industry Hype Helps Speed Solar Growth

The solar industry is prone to ignore market and technological realities. At least that’s what market research analyst Paula Mints thinks. And when the industry goes too far astray, someone needs to wave a red …

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New Guide Helps Everyone Follow in Solarize’s Home Solar Successes

by Kristine Wong

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Infographic: The Solar Revolution, in Three Acts

by Matthew Wheeland

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Clean Energy Victory Bonds: Another Way to Finance the Solar Boom?

by Scott Thill

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Paula Mints: Cutting Through Industry Hype Helps Speed Solar Growth

Paula Mints, market research analyst and longtime solar industry observer, discusses what obstacles the industry must overcome to continue the clean energy revolution.

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Obama’s Solar Initiatives, Clean Energy Plans Aim to Slash Emissions

The sunshine hits keep on coming for President Barack Obama’s administration. New executive actions and public-private solar commitments recently announced by the White House promise to save Americans $10 billion …

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solar in florida

How to Scale Solar in Florida

With the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan standards, Florida Governor Rick Scott has an opportunity respond to pollution-driven climate change that so gravely threatens our state with …

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The Cost of Going Solar Keeps Shrinking, and Solar Grows the U.S. Economy

A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab found that the cost of going solar between 2009-2013 has dropped 50%, and are dropping 10% or more per year.

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solar schools

Solar Schools Could Be the Next Big Wave of the Solar Revolution

Any building with a large, flat rooftop is a prime candidate for a solar installation. And one particular large, flat roof that’s ubiquitous in the U.S. is on schools. According …

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ACORE west report

Solar and Hydro Still Lead the West for Renewables, ACORE Finds

The 12 states in the western United States are the nation’s goldmine for green energy, creating two-thirds of the country’s solar power, according to the latest regional report from ACORE.

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Energy Efficiency Offers $18 Trillion in Benefits to U.S. Over 20 Years

A new report from the International Energy Agency shows that the US economy could receive $18 trillion in health, energy and environmental benefits by focusing on improved energy efficiency.

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UK utilities

Utilities are a Dying Business and UK Should Go Solar, Researchers Say

London-based Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR) was reportedly the first to influentially call for limiting greenhouse gases to two degrees Celsius. Now it’s calling for the immediate replacement …

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solar jobs

Green Jobs Are Booming — but Will the Growth Continue?

Tesla, the electric car manufacturer, announced this month that it plans to open a $5 billion factory in Nevada. The giant facility — they’re calling it a “gigafactory” — will …

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IRENA report

IRENA Urges Major Gov’t Commitments to, and Financing for, Renewables

How do we revolutionize the global power system? Follow, then transform, the money. That’s the thrust of the first edition of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s new series REThinking Energy …

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