Veterans are finding jobs in the solar industry in record numbers. About 10% of all solar workers are veterans. Many have started their own companies to promote the benefits of solar power.
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A multi-use microgrid is underway in Denver. It will be a public/private partnership between Panasonic, Xcel Energy, Younicos, and the City. It may be a forerunner of other partnerships in the future.
Twenty governors of both political parties have written a letter to the president urging support for renewable energy policies. They point out that renewables provide jobs in the very rural areas where the presidents says he wants to create more jobs.
A new report from the US Department of Energy says there are now twice as many people working to provide electricity from solar power than there are from coal, natural gas or oil combined. Solar is the key to good American jobs as well as zero emissions electricity. Is anyone in Washington listening?
Jimmy Carter has help consruct a 1.3 megawatt solar farm near his home in Plains, Georgia. It will supply half of the energy needs of the town each year.
Researchers at Stanford are hot on the trail of new battery technology that would use inexpensive components like urea and aluminum to make affordable grid storage batteries.
Italian energy company Enel is about to begin construction of a 292 megawatt solar power installation in Brazil. When complete, it will be the largest solar facility in South America.
Apple is serious about solar energy. It has 200 megawatts of installed solar in China and has just announced a partnership with NV Energy to add 200 megawatts in Nevada to power its enormous data center located there.
China solar capacity doubled in 2016 and is set to double again as the country takes bold steps to increase its access to clean renewable power to 20% by 2030. It will invest $364 billion to achieve that goal.
The SEIA has created a Solar Purchase Disclosure form that allows homeowners to clearly understand and compare the terms and conditions of any rooftop solar proposal.