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SunShot Beats Its Solar Cost Goal 3 Years Early

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Adam Johnston According to Greentech Media, SunShot has shattered its 2020 goal of reaching $1.00 per watt for utility-scale solar utility costs 3 years earlier. Founded back in 2011 when Stephen Chu was the US Department of Energy Secretary, the SunShot goal was to get utility-scale costs down to $1.00/watt. Initial projections had the cost […]

February 14th

Global Solar PV Demand Grows For 10th Straight Year, 2017 Will Be Bigger

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Adam Johnston Firm growth from China will help boost overall global PV demand for the 10th consecutive year, according to a recent report from IHS. IHS Technology Senior Analyst Josefin Berg said Chinese feed-in tariff (FIT) cuts from last September have created higher-than-projected 4th quarter growth. Berg notes global capacity additions reaching 77 […]

February 12th

SolarCity Brings Affordable Solar Option To Small & Medium Businesses

SolarCity is taking aim at the small and medium business (SMB) installation market. The #1 US residential installer will allow SMBs to pay less for solar compared to utilities under a new offering. SolarCity will allow for flat & fixed payments over 20 years for the solar electricity. This allows SMB customers to save if future utility rates go […]

August 3rd

Yingli Solar Takes FC Bayern Youth Cup To China

Yingli Solar recently had tryouts in China for the upcoming FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup later this year. Yingli, one of the world’s premier solar manufacturers, along with Central China Television (CCTV 5), aired the last match of the “Who is the King” qualifying tournament in Beijing’s National Gym. Hundreds of Chinese Youth have the chance to […]

February 16th

Solar in Sports

Solar in sports is becoming mainstream — as professional sports seek a competitive edge in sustainability. According to a new study from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), total accumulative solar capacity in pro sports facilities hit 21.7 MW in 2014. That’s enough to power 3,000 US homes. SEIA’s study looked at 25 stadiums and arenas as well as 12 […]

January 31st

Musk: Utilities & Solar Can Exist Together

Elon Musk believes solar and utilities can exist together, despite uneasy feelings among many within the utility sector. Speaking at the Detroit Auto Show, Musk said that expanding electric vehicle markets, along with businesses and homes as solar power generators, will change how we view electricity demand. “As we transition to electric transport, we’re going to […]

January 26th

US Residential Solar Financing Receives Boost From Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley’s recent $250 million investment has bumped US home solar investments towards nearly $800 million in 2015 already. MS Solar Investments, Morgan Stanley’s solar subsidiary, will aid Brite Energy (a subsidiary of Protection 1) and Main Street Power with their work. Morgan Stanley’s funding will allow for further expansion of Brite Energy into more states. Brite […]

January 26th