Category: Solar Energy

How MIT’s Future of Solar Study Wants to Grow Solar – Without Subsidies

The United States needs to expand it solar capacity by about 2,000 percent, but net metering and the ITC aren't the right tools, says MIT's Future of Solar report.
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How the Sun is Finally Rising for Solar in the Southeast

A law signed this week by the governor of Georgia gives solar in the Southeast a solid boost, opening the market for third-party leases and a possible solar boom.
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The Dutch SolaRoad is Producing More Energy Than Promised

The 230-foot SolaRoad has produced more than 3,000 kilowatt-hours of energy since November — enough to power a single household for one year.
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Community Solar Could Make the Solar Boom Even Bigger

It’s a wonder that community solar took so long to trend, since not everyone can have a solar farm on the roof or yard. But better late than never, if ...
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Hawaii Is About to Set a Goal to Use 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

A bill is on the governor's desk to require Hawaii to generate 100 percent renewable energy in 30 years, the most ambitious such target in the country.
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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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North Carolina Solar Gets a Utility-Scale Boost, but Home Solar is Left Back

The state's governor extended a renewable tax credit law for North Carolina solar installations, but homeowners still can't access strong solar financing tools.
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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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Will the End of Solar Subsidies Kill or Strengthen the Solar Industry?

A new white paper from Stanford University argues that the coming end of the big federal solar subsidy may end up helping the solar boom -- but not everyone agrees.
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