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Solar Prices Dropped Again In USA, 5–12% Lower In 2015

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Two new studies conducted by Berkeley Labs have concluded that the median installed price of solar in the United States fell by 5% to 12% in 2015. The conclusions are part and parcel of the latest editions of two recurring “state of the market” reports published by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence […]

August 25th

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 […]

October 5th

2013 Renewable Energy Data Book Exploring US + Global Statistics Released By NREL

A new report was just released by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), on behalf of the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, exploring and illustrating US + global energy statistics over the 2013 calendar year period. The report — the 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book — provides data on renewable electricity generation + development, […]

January 29th

Thin-Silicon Solar Startup Solexel Gets $31 Million

Milpitas, California-based thin-silicon solar company Solexel has obtained a round D funding of $31 million. The company now has secured just over $200 million in venture capital funding. The latest round is for helping it go into commercial production. The official press release says, “Investors in Solexel include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Technology Partners, […]

August 2nd

ARPA-E Supports 12 Unique Solar Projects With $30 Million

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz this week announced $30 million of support for 12 more unique, hybrid solar projects through the ARPA-E program. Actually, it’s through a program within that program — the Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight (FOCUS) program, “which is aimed at developing new hybrid solar energy converters and hybrid energy storage systems that […]

February 7th