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 […]
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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 […]
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.
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 […]
India is on pace to install nearly 5 gigawatts of new solar power this year. A new report urges farmers to use solar pumps to irrigate their fields.
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 […]
The struggle in Maine between local utilities, solar power owners and politicians is a microcosm of what is happening in many states today. Entrenched interests are trying to protect their economic fiefdoms despite the harm done to the environment by burning fossil fuels to make electricity.
Ukraine has a plan to turn the tortured land around the failed nuclear reactor at Chernobyl into productive use by installing an enormous solar power installation and is looking for investors.
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 […]