March 5th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
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.
March 3rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
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.
February 12th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
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?
December 18th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
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
November 30th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
If you check your calendar today, you might be excused if you thought today is April Fool’s Day after reading
November 28th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
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.
November 7th, 2016 | by James Ayre
Originally published on EV Obsession. The prominent advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has given its recommendation to support Tesla’s $2.3
October 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
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.
October 3rd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
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?
September 11th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley 1 comment
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.
September 10th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson
A new solar power fact sheet and report were recently published by the Mercom Capital Group, a cleantech communications and
August 28th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
New figures from the US Energy Information Administration show that renewable electricity generation is surpassing levels from previous years in every
August 25th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Two new studies conducted by Berkeley Labs have concluded that the median installed price of solar
July 8th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley 8 comments
Consumer Reports says, “There has probably never been a better time to switch to solar.” That’s because the cost of
June 25th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The Solar For All report encourages utility companies to take a more aggressive role in bringing rooftop and residential solar power to low and middle income families. It offers three easy, common sense steps to achieve that end.
June 25th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
A new report from IRENA released at InterSolar Europe this week projects the cost of solar power will continue to drop, fueling an increase in solar energy to as much as 13% of global energy needs by 2030.
June 7th, 2016 | by Zach 1 comment
Originally published on Cost of Solar. California is ground zero for solar energy in the United States. So, it seems
May 18th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson
These top 10 lists are a little peculiar sometimes because one might conclude that they are objective. However, while they