The latest report ranks New Orleans 9th among US cities for installed solar power per capita, thanks to a commitment to solar power made by the city council 3 years ago.
Last weekend for the first time ever, demand for electricity during the day was lower than at night, thanks to an influx of solar power on a sunny English afternoon.
Public shools in England and Wales will see taxes on their rooftop solar systems increase 800% in April as the UK continues its war on solar power.
Georgia residents can quickly and easily in Georgia Power’s Smart Solar program. By agreeing to pay one cent per kilowatt-hour more than the standard rate, they can promote solar energy without installing a rooftop solar system on their homes.
Lancaster, California has been a leader in renewable energy since 2011. Now the city council has voted in favor of a new policy that requires all new homes to have a rooftop solar system large enough to provide all the electricity needed to operate the home.
A new bill filed in the California legislature would move the timetable forward for renewable energy forward by several years to 50% by 2025 and 100% by 2045. Both targets are among the most ambitious in the country.
Twenty governors of both political parties have written a letter to the president urging support for renewable energy policies. They point out that renewables provide jobs in the very rural areas where the presidents says he wants to create more jobs.
The SunShot Initiative was created by the US Energy Department in 2011 to help lower the cost of installed solar to $1.00 per watt. It reached its goal three years early but is threatened by the ignorance of Donald Trump.
HECO, Hawaii’s utility company, now expects to achieve its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045. That’s 5 years sooner than originally expected.
Two writers for the Huffington Post suggest that Mexico could derive many benefits from building a wall of solar panels along its border with the US. Not only would it create much needed jobs, it would allow Mexico to earn income from US electricity customers.