Manitoba Solar Has a Long Climb to Reach Its Peak

Despite ample sunshine, Manitoba solar only barely exists; a lack of incentives has slowed its growth, though rising electricity costs means that could soon change.

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Now You Can Check Your Solar Panels’ Performance on Your Phone

by Kristine Wong

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Apple Pushes Hard on Solar in China with 40 MW of New Solar Farms

The world’s most valuable corporation is teaming up with SunPower to build two massive solar farms in China’s Sichuan province, marking a new phase for solar in China.

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Solar Permits Data Paint a Clearer Picture of the Solar Boom

A San Francisco-based startup’s database details all the solar permits in more than 400 US cities and counties. It’s a ground-level view of the solar boom.

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Solar Installations Are Performing Even Better than Promised

A massive new study of 50,000 solar installations found them easily enduring the elements — even natural disasters — and still performing 10% better than expected.

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Why Does the Gov’t Lowball Renewable Energy Potential Every Year?

In the just-published Annual Energy Outlook from the EIA, the government has once again taken a shockingly dim view of renewable energy’s potential growth.

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Manitoba Solar Has a Long Climb to Reach Its Peak

Despite ample sunshine, Manitoba solar only barely exists; a lack of incentives has slowed its growth, though rising electricity costs means that could soon change.

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Why 2015 Will Be a ‘Transformative Year’ for Renewable Energy in the US

This year (as well as the next two years) may mark a turning point for renewable energy in the US, as solar and wind grow — and some incentives fall away).

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How a Home Solar Financing Tool Can Also Save California Water

As the Golden State suffers through a historic drought, PACE financing — which can be used to make home solar more affordable — can also fund home water efficiency projects.

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How California Solar Incentives Could Have Made an Even Bigger Impact

A six-year study of California solar installations found the state’s incentive program would be even better by giving away solar to low-income households.

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Home Solar Plus Batteries May Be the Final Nail in Utilities’ Coffins

A new report from RMI finds that the rise of energy storage could make or break utilities, as homeowners switch to solar plus batteries to save money.

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What Are America’s Best Solar Cities?

While California boasts the biggest solar cities in the States, some of the other leaders from this new report are big surprises.

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