Originally published on CleanTechnica. Two new studies conducted by Berkeley Labs have concluded that the median installed price of solar in the United States fell by 5% to 12% in 2015. The conclusions are part and parcel of the latest editions of two recurring “state of the market” reports published by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence […]
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Originally published on sister siteEV Obsession. When a former co-founder of a game-changing company says great things, you know you are on the right track. In this case, it’s Steve Wozniak showering praise on Elon Musk and company. The Apple co-founder said last week Tesla is the “biggest disrupter” in the US auto market, speaking […]
European utility companies are forging alliances with solar panel manufacturers to sell integrated rooftop solar systems in Belgium and Switzerland.
A community in southwest Australia near Perth will become the first in the world to allow homeowners to trade rooftop solar power among themselves. The accounting is done by the same software that powers “bitcoin”, the virtual money platform.
Elon Musk envisions a new kind of rooftop solar system that integrates solar panels and battery storage to create individual mini-grids. Look out, utility companies. Elon is coming for you!
Florida utilities are spending big to pass a constitutional change that would virtually eliminate rooftop solar within the state.
Consumer Reports says, “There has probably never been a better time to switch to solar.” That’s because the cost of a residential solar system today is about the same as purchasing an economy car. Just as that car can help “pay for itself” because of lower operating costs, a residential system can also “pay for […]
As many as 300,000,000 people live without access to reliable electricity in India. Several charitable foundations and the US government are funding projects to bring solar powered micro-grids to under-served areas of the country.
Off Grid Electric provides microgrids for Africans who live off the grid. Then it teaches people how to use that electricity to create microbusiness opportunities.
Originally published on Gas2. Wall Street has not been kind to the idea of Tesla Motors buying SolarCity in a deal that would involve no cash but would pay the solar panel company with $2.8 billion in Tesla stock. Some analysts have even used words like “deranged” when referring to Elon Musk’s latest idea. But according […]