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BYD Will Build New Solar Panel Factory In Brazil

August 22nd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

BYD has agreed to invest $45 million in the construction of a factory to make solar panels in Brazil. It will be built next door to the company's electric bus factory in Sao Paulo


Solar Training Courses Can’t Keep Up With Demand

August 20th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Solar training programs in the US and Canada are working to help people who have lost their jobs in the oil industry to find new employment opportunities in renewable energy, especially solar installation and engineering.


Financing Key To Solar Power In Developing Countries

August 19th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

A woman in Thailand went to her local government office to ask about solar power. She left with 3 dozen permits to build solar energy installations. Today, her company is one of the largest solar power firms in her country.


Musk Envisions An End To Net Metering

August 13th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

During the Q2 earnings call for SolarCity, Elon Musk and Peter Rive signaled a truce in the war between solar power and utilities. The answer is batteries that can match demand with supply.


Confused About Solar Policy In Your State? Follow The Money

July 31st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

The struggle in Maine between local utilities, solar power owners and politicians is a microcosm of what is happening in many states today. Entrenched interests are trying to protect their economic fiefdoms despite the harm done to the environment by burning fossil fuels to make electricity.



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