Wanting to save the world is a laudable goal, but economics is where the case for solar power and other renewable energy is being won. BNEF says solar now cost less than any other source of electricity in 60 countries around the world.
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Spurred by a negative rating from Greenpeace compared to other tech companies, Amazon has begun a campaign to add rooftop solar to all 50 of its worldwide sorting, shipping and data centers by 2020.
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?
BNEF says the cost of solar power in developing nations will be less than wind power soon and that more there will be more installed solar power in 2016 than wind power for the first time.
If you check your calendar today, you might be excused if you thought today is April Fool’s Day after reading this story. Almost as hard as the election of Donald Trump is to believe, this report from the lunatic fringe is even more difficult to give credence to. The UFO hunter known as Streetcap1 on […]
The 2016 SEIA Solar Means Business report lists the top ten commercial solar power users. Combined, commercial solar accounts for over 1 gigawatt of electricity, enough to power nearly 193,000 homes.
Originally published on EV Obsession. The prominent advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has given its recommendation to support Tesla’s $2.3 billion SolarCity acquisition/merger, telling shareholders that Tesla would be able to bridge the funding gap with SolarCity, and also that the acquisition was an important step in the firm’s path to becoming an integrated sustainable […]
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?
Swiss engineers report they have created a new solar cell with 36.4% efficiency — a new world record. They claim their cell will be competitive with conventional solar systems.