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On three different key points, the commission changed a proposed order from an administrative law judge in ways that solar advocates and consumer groups had recommended. If the proposed order had been implemented unchanged, advocates had feared that many rural and lower-income residents ...
The hockey-stick growth of the energy storage industry is likely to surpass thesolarindustry. All the pieces are in place for battery companies to proliferate. But as with the solar industry, there will be spectacular train wrecks and quiet failures along the way. How much have we learned from riding the solar ...

FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo, shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. The American Jobs Project, a California-based public policy group, says New Mexico has the potential to create ...
If things go according to the Hyderabad-based startup's plan, its technology to convert atmospheric moisture into usable—even potable—water will be available for household use in around two years from now. The technology itself is not new. Even today, water is being generated by cooling the air and ...
“Cities like Salt Lake City are leading the way to a future powered by clean, renewable energy,” Bret Fanshaw, head of Environment America's Go Solar campaign, said in a statement. “By tapping into more of our vast solar energy potential, we can benefit from cleaner air and fight climate change.”.
Hilda and Judd Wagner's 14-panel solar installation on their home in Redmond nearly missed Oregon's deadline for a state tax credit, after Legend Solar took their $10,000 deposit but never installed their panels. Another company, Elemental Energy, stepped in and completed the job at the original price.

Several reports from customers on Twitter show that Tesla Solar Roof installations are starting to get out into the wild, with non-Tesla employees and even customers without a Tesla now getting rooftops full of Tesla's Solar Roof Tiles. The installations are exciting to see, as they show that the product is real ...
Solar power is often touted as the obvious solution for the 600 million Africans who live without electricity. But some of the biggest solar power-focused businesses on the continent say some bumps remain on the way to large-scale deployment of solar power either as an alternative to or complement of ...
A recent collaboration between the Buffalo Public Schools, PUSH Buffalo, the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority and Montante Solar, has achieved exactly that, while also enabling BPS to save money, reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a cleaner environment.
Solar panels on Route 7A in Bennington. Solar facility siting dominated discussion during a hearing on the proposed new town energy plan, which is before the Selectboard for review. Bennington Banner file photo BENNINGTON — Despite last-minute letters from a solar developer warning of dire ...
Like many places across Southern Illinois, Perry County is most strongly associated with coal mining when it comes to energy production. Three mines still remain in the county, but lately, it's started to emerge as something of a hotbed for solar energy projects. An area northwest of Pinckneyville was ...
We recently published our first report focused solely on electric vehicle charging. It's a deep dive into residential EV charging stations, public EV charging stations, multi-family building and commercial EV charging stations, EV service equipment innovations, EV charging business models, and electric ...
I complained a month ago about poor coverage of the Trump solar tariffs, but I was still shocked by a recent statement from an objective, numbers-focused analyst on the MSNBC team. Steve Rattner is known for being a numbers guy, for bringing illuminating and authoritative charts in to provide a bigger ...
Jacobson is majority owner of what's now called IPS Solar of Roseville, which has grown from seven employees in 2013 to 45 full-time employees and contractors. IPS posted record revenue of $32 million last year, thanks partly to a 2013 state law that has ignited decentralized solar power projects.
The solar power industry was volatile; it was where a company could be ranked among the nation's leaders in sales one year and defunct the next. Jurich decided to start small, opening the company in co-founder Ed Fenster's attic in 2007. She learned to hone her pitch in any surroundings, whether at ...
Though the fall in jobs coincided with Donald Trump's first year as president, the election had no effect on the 2017 numbers, says solar expert Varun Sivaram, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the book, "Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet.".
Amid the rolling hills and farmers' fields of Chambers County near LaFayette, Ala., a new crop has emerged to dominate the landscape: solar energy. Officials from state and local governments, Alabama Power and Walmart gathered Thursday to celebrate the successful launch of AL Solar A, ...

California remains the undisputed champion of solar power, but there are plenty of movers and shakers outside the top five in this year's ranking of solar PV capacity. Growth in solar installations is beginning to migrate to the Midwest and Southeast. South Carolina climbed the most spots on the list in 2017, ...
Wendell voters this month have lived up to their reputation for being progressive — and practical. They have authorized participating in a cooperative solar farm to provide green electricity to homeowners who can't site photovoltaic panels on their own properties. A series of measures allowing the town to ...
Sunrun is still growing, and expects to grow deployed solar another 15% in 2018. But it's also facing higher prices from solar tariffs, rising interest rates, and high acquisition costs for solar customers in today's market. Add all of them up, and I don't think Sunrun is a good value at an $800 million market cap ...
WINTER HAVEN – TECO has applied for regulatory approval to build its third solar energy facility in Polk County and has two more in the pipeline. The third facility, Bonnie Mine Solar, will be built on a 352-acre former phosphate mine east of Bonnie Mine Road and south of State Road 60 between Mulberry ...
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that Borrego Solar Systems, one of the largest commercial solar and energy storage developers and installers in the United States, and Sol Systems, a preeminent U.S. solar ...
Along with a town-sponsored solar array at the former municipal landfill just off Dump Road, a separate project is being pursued by Hartford-based Norwich Solar Technologies at the former Courchaine quarry, just off Route 15 near East Hill Road. “It seems like a good fit,” said Norwich Solar's Don ...
Even the most dedicated sky watching hobbyists have to accept the fact that observing the amazing accomplishments of NASA and other space-faring organizations is as close as they'll get to participating in the exploration of the cosmos. NASA is trying to change that ever so slightly with its Parker Solar ...
The cost to purchase the average 5-kW solar setup is approximately $18,000. After you subtract the 30% federal credit and any possible state and local credits (there are lots of them!), you'll be left with around $10,000 +/- that will be your responsibility to pay. With multiple programs offering attractive interest ...
According to the complaint, potential Vivint Solar customers in New Mexico are told they can expect to save 10 to 30 percent on their power bill every month. However, due to a cost escalator built into company's 20-year Residential Solar Power Purchase Agreement, “consumers are guaranteed to see their ...
No, that's the response to Trump's first major tariff — the one he imposed in late January on solar cells and panels made overseas. Companies that have been thriving installing rooftop solar panels say the 30 percent levy on imports has dealt their businesses a heavy blow. The tariff may help a handful of ...
Sunny Australia sure is the lucky country for many of us cashing in on the financial benefits of putting solar panels on their roof — but what can renters do if they want to save money and reduce their greenhouse emissions? Skyrocketing grid electricity prices and the falling cost of solar technology saw a ...
Households and businesses played a key role in reducing peak demand and capping wholesale electricity costs in South Australia last month, with data showing that rooftop solar played a major role in reducing and deferring demand peaks in the midst of the heatwave. Solar Citizens states that rooftop ...
With an average speed of just 35 miles per hour, the newest edition to the World of Speed museum in Wilsonville isn't setting any records, but garnering plenty of stares. Resembling a home-made flying saucer, Heliocentric II is plastered with solar panels on a wide, flat frame designed and built by the ...
If you were lucky enough to be in the narrow path of totality last August when a total solar eclipse passed over the United States, you know that seeing a total solar eclipse requires a lot of planning. It also takes luck. This phenomenon occurs just about once every 18 months — but the South American ...
The Green Lantern, one of several emerald-tinted roller coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure, seen here in 2015. An on-site solar farm intended to make Six Flags Great Adventure the world's biggest-all solar theme park would power a city the size of New Brunswick, according to the park's partner, KDC ...
Surprisingly, that help comes in the form of a new import tax on solar panels and cells. Under a recent Tesla proposal, Musk agreed he wouldn't get paid a dime over the next decade unless he can catapult Tesla's market value more than 10 times higher — and the company expects its solar business to ...
“While we currently utilize wind energy as our primary renewable source, we support all forms of renewable energy, including solar,” Hoffman said. “We rely on a diverse energy mix to ensure that electricity remains clean, and we continue to explore ways to diversify energy production and use while ...
NASA's K2 mission—the current focus of the Kepler spacecraft—has revealed 95 new planets beyond our solar system. The treasure trove of new exoplanets joins the thousands of others that had already been identified as of February 1. An international team of scientists analyzed 275 possible exoplanets.
The Netherlands has a problem. There's no space in the country to put a giant solar farm. Land is at a premium in the Low Countries, and so the cost of building large solar farms is much higher than practically anywhere else in the world. So far, this trouble has caused the Netherlands to lag behind other ...
A Michigan resident is at the center of a solar energy taxation debate that could affect property owners statewide. The dispute revolves around how much value Mark Clevey's residential solar energy system adds to his home and if that value should be taxed, the Ann Arbor News reported . Clevey installed ...
The two solar stocks went in different directions on Thursday after posting earnings, with SolarEdge stock jumping 22% to $45.05 at 2:35 p.m. today even as SunPower fell 4.6% to $7.14. Both supply components for solar panels. But new U.S. tariffs that are expected to slow the growth of solar installations in ...
Citing potential dangers to the environment, neighbors of a prospective solar farm in New Milford have appealed a ruling that would permit a Massachusetts-based company to install approximately 15,000 solar panels. Claiming the approval process was rushed and would cause irreparable harm to the ...
Louisiana's largest publicly owned solar farm began ginning electricity this week for a project that fuels an industry and saves an aquifer. As if on cue, the sun popped out for the first time in days as West Monroe Mayor Dave Norris and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Chuck Carr ...
But now it may be time for natural gas to move over and make room for solar power. Bloomberg reports that the combination of solar power plants and grid scale battery storage is now cheaper than natural gas and utility companies all across the US are starting to notice. First Solar has recently won a ...
Depending on its strength, solar storms like this one can cause adverse effects in the atmosphere, including temporary power grid disruptions or satellite failures. Tonight, however, NOAA predicts only a minor event characterized by clearer-than-normal auroras in the sky. [Aurora photos: 10 Breathtaking ...
In the next year, the solar industry will develop, construct and finance $25 billion to $30 billion in solar assets. It will build 20 to 25 percent of the country's new electricity capacity, and will continue to employ hundreds of thousands of people. The core drivers for this success are 1) public support; 2) rapid ...
But the added cost is likely to hurt private developers because for them, "the numbers don't work as great," says Wayne Wallace, who has been installing solar systems in houses and businesses like Legoland, near Orlando, since 1984. "I expect some deals will go south," taking construction jobs with them, ...
Last month was the biggest January on record for rooftop installation of solar panals, according to RenewEconomy and SunWiz. Photograph: Lucy Hughes Jones/AAP. A record-breaking month of rooftop installations and a flood of large-scale solar farms could almost double Australia's solar power capacity ...
Countless rows of solar modules sit shimmering in the desert, a dark blue ocean stretching to the horizon. This is the Tengger Desert Solar Park in central China, by some estimates the world's largest photovoltaic array, capable of generating up to 1.5 gigawatts of power. No wonder it's been dubbed “the ...
VILLAGE OF MONTGOMERY - Mayor Steve Brescia hopes the Village of Montgomery will have a one-megawatt solar farm up and running by the end of 2018 or early 2019. The village has been exploring the idea of having a solar farm on Bachelor Street Extension since the summer of 2016. The solar ...
The new program will allow members who want a larger percentage of solar power to receive a dedicated, predetermined amount of solar power each month. By doing so, participants will help support the development of solar energy in Virginia, while also locking in the price paid for the dedicated solar ...
Spearheaded by Rose Vetere of 54 Coffin St., the petition calls for three amendments to the zoning bylaws regarding solar overlay zones. After initially presenting her petition with more than the required 10 signatures from West Newbury voters to selectmen Feb. 4, Vetere discussed the amendments with ...
Colorado could soon be stepping up its solar energy game, with the recent advancement of a proposed 333,000-panel facility in farm fields south of Bennett that would light up as many as 16,000 homes. Arapahoe County commissioners last week approved a permit for the 75-megawatt Hunter Solar project ...


 

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