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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ASES Solar Tour Shows the Many Ways Solar Powers Homes and Businesses

The 19th annual ASES Solar Tour — taking place Oct. 4-5, 2014 — brings 150,000 participants to 5,000 sites in 49 states to show how solar works nationwide.

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LA’s New Solar Map Helps Bring Solar to Areas that Need it Most

The second edition of L.A.’s LASER solar map identifies neighborhoods facing health risks from power plants and threats from climate change.

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Black Hills Power Cancels Wyoming Solar Tax After Homeowners Protest

Black Hills Power has canceled its plans to raise a tax on Wyoming solar homeowners in the face of widespread protests.

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Thin-Film Solar Could Keep Drones Flying High All Day Long

Drones are controversial, proliferating and inevitable. So we might as well make them run on sunshine. Alta Devices has lately been making the case for its flexible, thin-film AnyLight solar …

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Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations Heading to San Francisco

Envision Solar is using a grant from the Schmidt Foundation to bring a pilot program of three EV ARC solar-powered EV charging stations to San Francisco.

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How Local Solar Rules Can Save You Big Bucks

Good local solar policies that cover everything from permitting to inspections and interconnection can save a homeowner an average of $2,500 or more.

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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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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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