Solar power costs have come down so much in recent years that going solar is a no-brainer money-maker for millions of people. That increasingly includes low- and moderate-income people as well as rich people. Affordable solar power seems as abundant and as popular as ice cream these days. However, there’s no denying it: rich people have […]
The Minnesota Solar Community Garden program will create 100 one megawatt installations in the Twin Cities area. Renters, low income subscribers, schools and people with roofs that are not suitable for solar panels will benefit.
Signing a contract with SunShare, Cologne has become the first city in the state of Minnesota to be powered 100% by community solar. The decision by the City of Cologne marks the culmination of a public process lasting about two months, including a presentation by SunShare, public meetings, and several hours of discussion between City […]
Tendril has a new suite of electronic tools to help utilities market community solar to their customers. It also gives customers feedback on their usage.
Putting climate change in the classroom in new and exciting ways, Solar Schools offers a totally unique way to crowdfund clean energy for UK schools. Run by 10:10, a UK-based charity helping to tackle global warming, the Solar Schools program has helped schools raise £470,000 ($724,785) for solar installations, and installed over 800 solar panels […]
A new solar agreement marks a key milestone for South Carolina customers in the Duke Energy service area. Enhancing Duke Energy’s Distributed Energy Resource programs, the new proposals are designed to grow solar capacity in the utility company’s South Carolina service area from about 2 megawatts to about 110 megawatts. Included in the proposed programs are more […]
Power For All says the entire world can have access to clean, renewable electricity by 2025 at far lower cost than current models say is possible.
An innovative partnership has been sparking children’s creativity across the UK, encouraging them to “get creative” about renewable energy, solar power, and climate change. Good Energy, 10:10, and Solar Schools held an exciting competition for the kids and provided £9,000 ($13,970) in cash for prizes to go towards the award-winning schools’ purchase of solar panels. […]
An extensive report from MIT entitled The Future of Solar Energy says the solar panels of today are adequate to meet the need for solar power in the future.
Solar power was once associated with the wealthy and privileged, but plummeting costs have some analysts predicting price parity with coal and natural gas within the next decade. But one Colorado co-op utility isn’t waiting that long, breaking ground on a new solar power farm that will provide clean electricity to low-income families, and it […]