Rooftop solar is great, in theory. Instead of letting sunlight that is hitting our roofs do nothing more than heat up our shingles, a rooftop solar system can take that same solar energy and use it to generate electricity. 20 years ago, solar panels were prohibitively expensive, but new technology and manufacturing techniques soon slashed […]
The Solar Energy Corporation of India will soon hold the first auctions under the phase 2 batch 3 of the National Solar Mission. According to media reports, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will soon announce details of the auction of 500 MW capacity in Maharashtra and 250 MW capacity in Gujarat. The projects […]
A fight over renewable energy subsidies is brewing in Australia, the UK and America. Wealthy interests decry subsidies while claiming all they can get.
The Department of Energy and Petrochemicals has released a new solar policy for the Indian state of Gujarat which aims to scale up solar power generation to 10 GW by 2020. The new policy (called “Gujarat Solar Policy-2015“) promises to achieve solar energy targets in a sustainable manner. The policy, effective till March 2020, aims […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Separate rulings this week in Nevada and Colorado see net metering left alone, resulting in a clear win for rooftop solar consumers. The Nevada Public Utilities Commission voted this week to keep solar net metered customers on existing rates until the Commission is able to make a decision determining long-term rules […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A contentious new law in Nevada lifts the cap on the number of utility customers who benefit from a net metering charge but allows the PUC to impose fees.
Originally published on Planetsave.com Fully funded by the Chinese government, Yingli Solar recently announced that Pakistan’s Parliament House in Islamabad will be powered by 1 megawatt (MW) of high-efficiency multicrystalline Yingli Solar panels. Inaugurated by the leaders of China and Pakistan on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the new system is scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2015. Yingli Green Energy […]