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.
Arizona has voted to eliminate net metering for residential solar customers. Here’s why the change won’t matter.
A new proposal in Arizona would provide incentives to renewable energy suppliers to provide some of their electricity to utility companies during peak demand hours when it is needed most.
Rocky Mountain Power in Utah is asking the PUC to slash the money it pays rooftop solar customers from 14 cents to 4 cents per kilowatt hour. Is that fair to people with rooftop solar systems?
Argentina’s first renewable energy tender under the new RenovAr program has attracted more than 2,834 megawatts (MW) worth of solar energy project capacity bids, according to a recent public announcement from the country’s Ministry of Energy. This is despite the fact that the solar energy quota for the tender is just 300 MW. (To be […]
Originally published on Cost of Solar. Looking at the map, Hawaii appears to be an ideal solar market. Every sun-worshipper on Earth knows the value of a Hawaiian vacation for its fabulous solar insolation. High electricity prices due to the huge costs of importing fossil-fuel-based energy resources make renewables like solar and wind power a […]
Minnesota has just dedicated the largest solar far in the midwest. The North Star facility will supply power for 20,000 homes. In other news, Minnesota Power will shutter two more coal fired plants by the end of 2018.