How the World’s Top Solar Countries Grew Their Markets

Solar electricity should reach 1 percent of global electricity demand for the first time ever in 2014, forecasts a new report by the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS). This major milestone — …

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Sandia Labs’ Marlene Brown on the Changing Roles for Women in Solar

by Rachel Barron

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Austin Energy is Going All Out to Encourage Electric Vehicle Adoption

by Kristine Wong

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15 Million Solar Homes Could Provide Half of Calif.’s Energy by 2050

by Matthew Wheeland

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Shining Some Light on that Solar Panel ‘Shortage’ in the News

File this under good news masquerading as bad. According to Bloomberg, the solar industry is about to run out of panels for the first time since 2006. But pay no …

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A New Court Ruling Makes Connecting Renewables to the Grid Easier

Building wind farms and huge solar arrays means nothing if they cannot transmit that energy to homes and businesses, and a recent court ruling just made connecting to the grid …

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How Utilities Can Spur Electric Vehicle Adoption

While passenger plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have left their hybrid counterparts in the dust by selling faster than ever, the market for larger-class PEV trucks has yet to even approach …

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A New Solar Map for Minneapolis Shows Solar Potential for Every Roof

Like many other American cities, Minneapolis hopes to continue cutting its greenhouse gas emissions over the next few years — and increasing solar PV capacity is a key part of …

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Infographic: The Solar Revolution, in Three Acts

We spend our days digging into the many facets of the solar revolution here in the U.S., from the benefits of solar to the policies that drive the solar boom …

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Los Angeles Gets Behind Energy Efficiency in a Big Way

The five-member Board of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has unanimously voted to approve 10-year energy efficiency targets that will vault America’s largest municipally-owned utility, which provides …

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Why Home Solar and Net Metering Aren’t Causing Utilities’ Woes

The solar war between entrenched utilities and net metering newcomers is heating up. But utilities need to chill, according to a new report out of the Department of Energy’s Sunshot …

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Germany’s Solar-Backed Grid Is more Reliable as well as Cleaner

To hear its critics tell it, Germany’s ambitious push to switch over to renewable energy has delivered an electrical grid that’s capricious, unreliable, and prone to blackouts. But according to …

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New York’s Utility Rules Overhaul Aims to Expand Solar Power

When it comes to paving the way for a future focused on renewables and distributed energy, the state of New York is taking no chances. That’s because it’s not simply …

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Infographic: The Top Solar Countries in the World — and How they Got There

As a companion piece to Garrett Hering’s exploration of the countries that are leading the solar revolution, we created three interactive graphics to help explain not just which countries can …

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