California Backs Some West-Facing Solar Panels to Meet Peak Demand

Last month, the California Energy Commission (CEC) revised the guidelines for its New Solar Home Partnership – a 360-megawatt program within the 3,000-MW California Solar Initiative (CSI) – to provide an incentive for builders to …

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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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How Does Solar Stack Up Among the World’s Top Cleantech Companies?

by Matthew Wheeland

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The Cost of Solar Dropped 15% in 2013, Prices Will Fall More by 2016

A new report from NREL finds that the ongoing price drops that have brought the cost of solar down by 30 percent since 2010 will continue until at least 2016.

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SolarCity’s New Bond Offering Lets Everyone Invest in Home Solar

On top of new storage-plus-solar deals for businesses, lease-to-own models, and business partnerships, SolarCity has just cooked up a new way for everyday Americans to invest in the solar power …

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In Europe (and Everywhere Else), Solar is Cheaper than Dirty Energy

Hopefully, there’s not much surprise in a recent European Commission report (PDF) explaining that the real “direct total cost” of 20th-century energies like coal and nuclear is actually higher than …

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A Look at the Energy Efficiency Trends that Save Everyone Money

A new report shows how far we’ve come in energy efficiency: Electricity use is declining even as the population grows, so we’re spending less on energy.

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California Backs Some West-Facing Solar Panels to Meet Peak Demand

California has added a limited incentive for west-facing solar panels — but it is more about meeting peak demand than getting the most energy from the sun.

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How Carla Peterman and the CPUC will Make Calif. an Energy Storage Leader

As one of five members of the state’s Public Utilities Commission, Peterman wants to spread energy storage in California as quickly as home solar has.

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Behind the Push to Bring More Women Into the Solar Industry

The biggest trade association for solar energy in the U.S. has put the need to increase the number of women in the industry front and center this week. On Tuesday, …

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Just Like Homeowners, Airports Are Going Solar to Save Money

The biggest solar power project in the entire state of Minnesota is going to be at an airport. On Thursday, Gov. Mark Dayton joined officials from the Minneapolis St. Paul …

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SolarCity Brings Its Muscle to Solar Ownership with New Lending Plan

In a bid to open new markets to rooftop solar, the nation’s largest installer of residential solar panels offers to finance installations itself.

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How Does Solar Stack Up Among the World’s Top Cleantech Companies?

For the sixth year in a row, the Cleantech Group has just published its list of the Global Cleantech 100, recongizing the most innovative for-profit firms working toward a low-carbon …

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