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Category: Solar Policy
One Australian State is Trying to Kill Solar Energy with a $500 Fee
The government of Queensland, Australia is just beginning to implement a new energy policy that changes the way businesses are charged for electricity, a policy that the solar industry says ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
China Solar Boom: Nation on Track to Install Almost 7 Gigawatts in 2014
According to new numbers released by the Chinese government, China added 3.3 gigawatts of solar capacity in the first six months of the year ending June 30, marking a 100 ...
States with Smart Solar Policies Drive Job Growth and Clean Energy
The growth of solar power in the U.S. over the last decade has been simply mind-boggling. Since 2003, our country’s solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity has increased from a mere 97 ...