How Solar Power Adds an Extra Green Layer to a LEED Home

If you asked a passerby on the street what makes a home green, odds are you'd hear solar panels mentioned pretty often. Surprisingly, while green energy does play a role in a green home — …

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Sandia Labs’ Marlene Brown on the Changing Roles for Women in Solar

by Rachel Barron

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Infographic: The Top Solar Countries in the World — and How they Got ...

by Matthew Wheeland

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Shining Some Light on that Solar Panel ‘Shortage’ in the News

by Scott Thill

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In 2025, the World Will Be Solar-Powered

That headline is the major energy takeaway of Thomson Reuters’ free new report The World in 2025: Predictions in Innovation, which cribbed patent and analytic data from Thomson Innovation, Derwents, …

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One Australian State is Trying to Kill Solar Energy with a $500 Fee

The government of Queensland, Australia is just beginning to implement a new energy policy that changes the way businesses are charged for electricity, a policy that the solar industry says …

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How Solar Power Adds an Extra Green Layer to a LEED Home

If you asked a passerby on the street what makes a home green, odds are you’d hear solar panels mentioned pretty often. Surprisingly, while green energy does play a role …

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Shining Some Light on that Solar Panel ‘Shortage’ in the News

File this under good news masquerading as bad. According to Bloomberg, the solar industry is about to run out of panels for the first time since 2006. But pay no …

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A New Court Ruling Makes Connecting Renewables to the Grid Easier

Building wind farms and huge solar arrays means nothing if they cannot transmit that energy to homes and businesses, and a recent court ruling just made connecting to the grid …

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How Utilities Can Spur Electric Vehicle Adoption

While passenger plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have left their hybrid counterparts in the dust by selling faster than ever, the market for larger-class PEV trucks has yet to even approach …

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A New Solar Map for Minneapolis Shows Solar Potential for Every Roof

Like many other American cities, Minneapolis hopes to continue cutting its greenhouse gas emissions over the next few years — and increasing solar PV capacity is a key part of …

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Infographic: The Solar Revolution, in Three Acts

We spend our days digging into the many facets of the solar revolution here in the U.S., from the benefits of solar to the policies that drive the solar boom …

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Los Angeles Gets Behind Energy Efficiency in a Big Way

The five-member Board of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has unanimously voted to approve 10-year energy efficiency targets that will vault America’s largest municipally-owned utility, which provides …

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Why Home Solar and Net Metering Aren’t Causing Utilities’ Woes

The solar war between entrenched utilities and net metering newcomers is heating up. But utilities need to chill, according to a new report out of the Department of Energy’s Sunshot …

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