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 […]
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 […]
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.