As I wrote yesterday, Solar Love is partnering with CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, GridHub, and others to bring the first Cleantech Revolution Tour event to Berlin, Germany. It will focus on solar energy one day (April 10) and electric vehicles the other day (April 9). You can view the agenda here, register here, or sign up to help […]
Solar Perceptions & Polls
Originally published on Planetsave.com In a great show of unified civil disapproval of Spain’s recently proposed “solar tax” law, over 188,000 citizens have signed an online petition against it in less than one week. Penalizing grid-connected solar installations of up to 15kW using battery storage systems, Spain’s new solar tax would be from €8.9 (US$10) […]
With utility-scale solar projects multiplying across the US, the quality assurance of solar panels has become a major subject of owners’ and investors’ focus. The success of multi-million dollar systems hangs in the balance and stakeholders have vested interests in the reliability of the products being installed. Co-leading an international program, the Department of Energy’s […]
In a survey, 50% of Americans say solar power is important to the future of energy in America, yet only 6% say they are considering a solar system for their own homes right now.
A new Gallup energy poll shows that the majority of Americans in all regions and of all political parties strongly support more emphasis on solar power.
A couple weeks ago, I was the “featured journalist” on a massive #SolarChat on Twitter, the biggest yet. Senator Harry Reid joined in, as did the CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, Rhone Resch; OFA Climate Change Campaign Manager JackShapiro; Founder of Climate Hawks Vote RL Miller; and Greentech Media Senior Editor Stephen Lacey. The […]
Do you know which states in America are rated the highest for solar power policy? A website called SolarPowerRocks has published its list for 2015. The top ten are: New York Massachusetts Connecticut Oregon New Jersey Colorado Maryland Minnesota Vermont 10.New Mexico California might come to mind as the top solar state, but it’s not […]
A Texas-based group appears to be behind an effort to misrepresent a number of electricity consumers in Wisconsin. The Consumer Energy Alliance is alleged to have sent in 2,500 names of Wisconsin residents who were said to support increasing fixed costs for residential consumers of electricity. The proposed rate increases could deter residents from getting […]
We all know humans are social creatures, but would you have guessed that the decision to get a home solar system could be based on whether or not the neighbor has one? Research conducted at Yale University and the University of Connecticut found that peer influence just might be more important than income level. In […]
Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil said recently that solar power will be widespread and nearly free in about twenty years. Kurzweil is currently the Director of Engineering at Google, so he certainly is someone to be reckoned with. One of his main points is that solar power use has doubled every two years for the […]