Category: Solar Policy

Conservatives Move into Colorado to Protect Home Solar Against Xcel

The conservative-led, pro-solar group is stepping up its efforts to protect home solar in Colorado against utility attacks to slash net metering benefits.
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With Smart Solar Policy, US Could Grow Its Solar by 4300% by 2030

Right now, solar power only comprises 0.23 percent of America’s electricity generation. But that percentage has the potential to skyrocket to 10 percent in the next 30 years, according to ...
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2014 Solar Trends Report Shows Big Gains in Solar Installations, Green Jobs

Looking back on the biggest solar trends of the past year, IREC finds good news on net metering, training new solar workers, and more.
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How the Electric Grid Could Handle a Huge Increase in Solar Power

Futurist and author Ray Kurzweil has theorized that solar power could cover all of the world’s electricity needs by the year 2031 if the PV market continues on its decades-long ...
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States’ Solar Policies are Still Strong in 2014 Freeing the Grid Report

In the latest "Freeing the Grid" report from VoteSolar and IREC, two-thirds of states have good-to-great policies on net metering and solar interconnection.
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Calif.’s Net-Zero Building Plan May Add a Speed-Bump for Solar Apartments

The state will require all new residences to be net-zero energy by 2020, making it hard for solar apartments that house more people under less roof space.
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Clean Power Finance’s Kirstin Hoefer on Bringing Solar to the People

When it comes to bringing the clean energy boom to the masses, many industry watchers say it will be as a result of innovative solar financing.
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Floridians Step Up to Fight for Smart Solar Policies

Florida residents this week rallied for smart solar policies, continue the fight to bring the benefits of home solar to the nation's Southeast.
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State-by-State Solar Rankings Show the Power of Smart Solar Incentives

The analysts at SolarPowerRocks have compiled state-by-state solar rankings that offer few surprises but underline the importance of solar-friendly policies.
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Four Charts that Show How Solar Can Power a Clean-Energy Revolution

Can we build enough carbon-free energy fast enough to avert catastrophic climate change without having to power this energy transition with fossil fuels that would undermine the whole transition? The ...
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