SolarCity Set To Hire 500 New Employees In One Day
SolarCity, America’s number one solar provider, is set to hire 500 new employees on October 21, during an all-day hiring event. SolarCity has been growing its footprint across the US for several years now, rolling out a bevy of new programs and offerings for consumers across the country. In late September, the residential solar provider […]
1 GW Of Solar Planned By Indian Coal Mining Firm
Coal India Limited (CIL) is reportedly planning to construct solar power projects in a number of areas of India totaling one gigawatt of capacity. CIL wants to reduce its carbon footprint and plans to finish a 250 MW installation in the Madhya Pradesh area within twelve months. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Solar […]
Solyndra Misled DOE In Application For $535 Million Dollar Loan
The Department of Energy (DOE) published a special report in late August of 2015 about a 4-year investigation into Solyndra’s application process that led to the thin-film solar company’s securing of a huge DOE loan. The report is here, if you prefer to go directly to it. The inquiry found that Solyndra did not apply to the […]
New Bifacial Solar Module Coming From Silfab Solar
The Canadian company Silfab Solar is reportedly now aiming to add 50 new jobs in 2016, bringing the number of employees added in 2015–2016 up to 80, according to recent reports. In addition to the decision to add a further 50 employees, the company also reportedly has revealed that it intends to begin offering a […]
Akon Plans To Power Up Africa
Hip-hop and R&B musician Akon has a plan to bring solar power to 600,000,000 people in Africa through education and government action by the year 2020.
Obama’s New Solar Program For Low- & Moderate-Income People (In Depth)
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 […]
Enphase & GRID Alternatives Partnership Expands
Enphase and GRID Alternatives will expand their existing partnership to create another 3 megawatts of solar electricity for 900 low income families.
GRID Alternatives Brings Solar To Baltimore
GRID Alternatives has begun a solar panel installation and job training program for 10 families in Baltimore, who will also get energy saving cool roofs.
New York Launches Local Solar Energy Marketplace
Promoting solar adoption in New York State, EnergySage has launched a local solar energy marketplace. Presenting consumers with unbiased facts, the new local solar marketplace will facilitate comparison shopping when researching financing options and installers, and hunting for the lowest price quotes. Consumers using EnergySage local solar marketplace services have been shown to adopt solar […]
ITC 5-Year Extension Supported In “New Energy for America Act”
Announcing its support for legislation extending the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for both residential and commercial solar installations, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said it will provide a big boost to the US economy, while also helping to fight pollution and climate change. Introduced by Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5), the New Energy for America […]