The Challenges that California’s Solar Apartment Buildings May Face

As California shifts to require all buildings to be net-zero energy users, would-be developers of solar apartment buildings may have a rough road ahead.

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Plug-and-Play Solar Panels Come to Life with First Public Installation

by Scott Thill

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IEA Sees the Future of Solar: Lower Costs and More Energy by 2050

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Why 2014 Was A Good Year for Electric Vehicles and Cleaner Cars

When it comes to automobiles, 2014 has been a year of good news for consumers, public health and the environment. Thanks to tightening standards, cars are more fuel efficient than …

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What Does Trina Solar’s Carbon Footprint Say About the Industry?

Trina has become the latest solar company to get a carbon footprint of its modules. Does this show the industry is getting more sustainable?

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New Mexico Solar Homes Face $30 Monthly Fee to Give the Grid Clean Energy

Earlier this month, PNM, New Mexico’s largest electricity provider, proposed a distributed solar generation fee that could cost new solar installers $30 a month to connect to the grid. PNM …

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NREL’s Latest Study: Smart Solar Policies Can Grow Solar in Every State

One size does not fit all when it come to the United States’ solar success, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found. But the good news is that everything is …

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Creating a ‘Win-Win-Win’ Situation for the Solar Industry, Utilities, and Customers

How will utilities grapple with the solar boom and an ever-stronger solar industry? A report from RMI outlines what successful utilities can do to thrive.

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Up and Coming EV Trends, from Electric Tractors to Toyota’s i-Road

Electric vehicles are poised to become a $534 billion market in 2025. Hybrid cars will make up one-third of that pie, while pure electric cars will comprise almost 8 percent, …

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The Challenges that California’s Solar Apartment Buildings May Face

As California shifts to require all buildings to be net-zero energy users, would-be developers of solar apartment buildings may have a rough road ahead.

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Why Wind and Solar Power Will Continue to Transform the Grid

Despite years of successful experience, dozens of studies, and increasing utility support for clean energy, urban myth holds that electricity from renewable energy is unreliable. Yet over 75,000 megawatts (MW) …

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Big Plans for Solar in Austin, Texas: Nearly a Gigawatt by 2025

Plenty of Texas’ politicians may be ignoring climate change, but individual cities and municipalities in the state are still making moves toward renewable energy. The latest gambit is coming out …

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10 Lessons from the World’s Top EV Cities

From Google’s self-driving cars to Paris’s all-EV car-sharing system, here are how the world’s top EV cities are encouraging electric vehicle adoption.

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