How the Electric Grid Could Handle a Huge Increase in Solar Power

Futurist and author Ray Kurzweil has theorized that solar power could cover all of the world’s electricity needs by the year 2031 if the PV market continues on its decades-long exponential growth path – essentially …

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

by Kristine Wong

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

by Scott Thill

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Conservatives Move into Colorado to Protect Home Solar Against Xcel

The conservative-led, pro-solar group is stepping up its efforts to protect home solar in Colorado against utility attacks to slash net metering benefits.

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With Smart Solar Policy, US Could Grow Its Solar by 4300% by 2030

Right now, solar power only comprises 0.23 percent of America’s electricity generation. But that percentage has the potential to skyrocket to 10 percent in the next 30 years, according to …

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The Future of Electric Vehicles on Display at the LA Auto Show

When the LA Auto Show opens its doors to the public on Friday, expect to see electric vehicles getting an even bigger share of the attention.

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What Does SunEdison’s Purchase of First Wind Mean for Big Solar?

The $2.4 billion offer for First Wind will help SunEdison catch up to the big solar players, but it’ll make a big difference in growing the wind industry.

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Iowa Co-Op Utility Goes Solar with Its Rural (and Amish!) Customers

From installing solar phone booths used by the Amish to building the states’s largest community solar farm, one electric utility shows how solar in Iowa can work.

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2014 Solar Trends Report Shows Big Gains in Solar Installations, Green Jobs

Looking back on the biggest solar trends of the past year, IREC finds good news on net metering, training new solar workers, and more.

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How the Electric Grid Could Handle a Huge Increase in Solar Power

Futurist and author Ray Kurzweil has theorized that solar power could cover all of the world’s electricity needs by the year 2031 if the PV market continues on its decades-long …

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States’ Solar Policies are Still Strong in 2014 Freeing the Grid Report

In the latest “Freeing the Grid” report from VoteSolar and IREC, two-thirds of states have good-to-great policies on net metering and solar interconnection.

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green jobs

Green Jobs Continue to Shine: 18K New Clean-Energy Jobs Since July

This year, Veteran’s Day brought a brilliant November surprise to solarizers: The United States and China, Earth’s two biggest polluters, finally committed to accelerated decreases in emissions. But before that …

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How Solar Can Help the Developing World Prosper with Clean Energy

Lots of poorer countries may be gearing up to largely skip fossil fuel reliance in favor of renewables, if a report released last week is any indication. It’s long been …

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