On October 28, Elon Musk showed off the four styles of glass solar roof tiles developed by Tesla and 3M. The tiles are stylish and elegant. They are also affordable, says, Musk.
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Originally published on Cost of Solar. Looking at the map, Hawaii appears to be an ideal solar market. Every sun-worshipper on Earth knows the value of a Hawaiian vacation for its fabulous solar insolation. High electricity prices due to the huge costs of importing fossil-fuel-based energy resources make renewables like solar and wind power a […]
Dutch company ZEP has unveiled its patented solar roof tiles in black and red. The tiles take the place of a traditional rooftop solar system and can be used on historic properties.
The latest poll from Pew Research Center shows 89% of all Americans strongly approve of the use of solar power to create electricity. 40% say they are considering a rooftop solar system for their own home.
Economic theory says that once 15% of people adopt an innovation, it will quickly be accepted by 60% of people. 17% of Hawaiian homes have rooftop solar today. Does that mean explosive growth is right around the corner?
Faced with a liquidity crisis caused by the due diligence period associated with the proposed purchase by Tesla, SolarCity has secured major new funding from CitiBank to give the company room to continue normal operations.
A new solar power fact sheet and report were recently published by the Mercom Capital Group, a cleantech communications and research firm. Some of the key findings showed decreases in solar power funding, but there were some good signs too. Total corporate funding decreased to $1.7 billion for the second quarter, compared to the figure […]
Elon Musk promises a new type of solar energy product – the integrated roof that combines weather protection with the ability to make electricity. Others have tried this concept, with mixed results.
New figures from the US Energy Information Administration show that renewable electricity generation is surpassing levels from previous years in every month of 2016 so far, which comes as no surprise given that renewable energy dominated. According to the new figures provided by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), based on data through June, “Renewable electricity generation has […]
Solar power advocacy groups have negotiated an agreement with XCel Energy Colorado that does away with a monthly charge for rooftop solar and promotes time of day pricing for a more efficient grid.