Category: Solar Trends

Tesla’s Powerwall: Helping Solar Achieve Escape Velocity

As the hype about Tesla's new energy-storage platform becomes reality, experts across industries now see the Powerwall as a truly world-changing technology.
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How Solar-Powered Disaster Recovery is Helping in Nepal

Lamps, chargers, heaters and even a blood bank are all examples of the solar-powered disaster recovery efforts taking shape after Nepal's earthquake.
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Sheila Davis Sheds Light on Solar’s Dirty Secrets

The director of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition explains her group’s work in getting solar companies to prove their green credentials – and step up their efforts to make solar even cleaner ...
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A Look at the Full-Court Press to Recuit Veterans for Solar Jobs

After the president's announcement of a goal to train 75,000 veterans for solar jobs, solar companies are stepping up to bring them on board.
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The Top 10 Solar Utilities Ranking Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Utility-scale solar packs a lot of bang for the buck, but there's still no reason why so many of the top solar utilities should try to kill off home solar.
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Renewables in China Could Supply 85% of Electricity by 2050

The world’s largest consumer of coal could undergo a dramatic shift as renewables in China pick up speed in the coming decades, according to a new report.
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Solar Companies Shine in Bloomberg’s New Energy Pioneers Awards

Locus Energy, Stem and BBOXX are among the highlights of the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneers for 2015 -- shining a big spotlight on the rise of solar tech.
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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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