Other Avenues and RE-Volv Take Solar Financing to the Next Level

A new crowdfunding project for a rooftop solar system atop a San Francisco food co-op may just be the first step toward solar financing on a much bigger scale.

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

by Scott Thill

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NREL Says Solar Had Boom Year in 2014, but We Still Need More Growth

Despite 66 percent growth in solar generation last year, solar still accounts for just .5 percent of the US’s energy mix — much quicker growth is needed.

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How Cuba is Going Solar in One of Its Most Rural Provinces

Granma Province on the island nation’s southwest coast already receives 37 percent of its power from renewables, and Cuba is going solar to do even more.

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How Solar Power Can Also Help Solve the World’s Food and Water Crises

Tackling coming shortages at the nexus of water, energy and food is a huge challenge, but a new IRENA report says solar power could play a big part.

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The Super Bowl’s Green Energy Comes from a Utility Fighting Home Solar

Phoenix’s Salt River Project may be powering this year’s Super Bowl with 100 percent clean energy, but it’s also raising rates on its home solar customers.

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Energy Storage Systems Will Grow Exponentially in the Next 10 Years

A new report from Navigant Research expects that energy storage — from home solar to utility-scale systems — will grow by more than 3600 percent by 2024.

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Low Oil Prices Won’t Hurt Clean Energy Investments

A new report from IRENA finds that clean energy has reached or beaten cost-parity with fossil fuels in many parts of the world.

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Other Avenues and RE-Volv Take Solar Financing to the Next Level

A new crowdfunding project for a rooftop solar system atop a San Francisco food co-op may just be the first step toward solar financing on a much bigger scale.

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In 2015, the Smart Grid Will Face New Threats and Make More Progress

Two new reports, one from analyst firm Navigant, and one from the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, detail what 2015 may hold for the smart grid.

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2015 is UN’s ‘Year of Light’ — What Role Will Solar Play?

UNESCO and partners will make 2015 a year-long celebration of light, and one of its key partners says the year will offer solar plenty of chances to shine.

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This Friday, Take a Moment to Shout Out for Solar!

For the SEIA’s 41st birthday, the solar advocacy group is launching its second annual Shout Out for Solar Day, urging the masses to spread the solar word.

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