What factors have contributed to the explosion of interest in solar power in Canada over the past few years? Dive into the research to see what’s hot (and cold!) about solar power in Canada.
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Solar power is growing in popularity but the upfront cost might seem daunting for many homeowners, but there many other ways to finance their solar project.
Solar power has surged around the world in the past decade as the cost of solar cells and solar panels has fallen. The US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative aims to see the cost of installed solar drop to $1.00 per kWh by 2020. That’s a 75% reduction from prices in 2010. Climate scientists warn […]
Originally published on Red, Green & Blue by Jeremy Bloom Would you rather be a coal miner, or a solar power technician? Bad news if you answered (correctly) that life would be much better for you as a solar power tech. Because if Trump has his way, those jobs are going to be nuked (and […]
Originally published at ilsr.org by John Farrell Incentives designed to make rooftop solar feasible for a wider range of consumers are under attack nationwide, threatening new solar development as well as the consumers that already have rooftop panels. The staunchest opponents? Utilities which say, despite a growing body of research to the contrary, that rooftop […]
Solar power is making huge gains in places that are naturally conducive to drawing energy from the sun, like California, Texas, and Arizona. A state like Indiana doesn’t seem like the kind of place where solar power would be making major inroads, but for the second year in a row the Hoosier State has exceeded […]
One of the most-watched battles between solar power proponents and of conventional utilities played out in Arizona, where Arizona Public Service (APS) attempted to add a $50 monthly fee to customers with solar panels. Solar advocates won out, reducing the fee to just $5 a month and getting APS to promise to hold off on […]
Black Hills Power was considering a special demand rate for all renewable energy customers instead of a reward for installing solar panels that help with grid security, grid reliability, energy independence, the environment, and public health. The idea for the charges didn’t make customers happy, however. As such, the solar charge was withdrawn by the South Dakota-based utility. […]
Business has been good for a Scandinavian-Germana solar module manufacturer, Innotech Solar (ITS). It’s been so good that the company is planning to do something almost no other solar module manufacturers are doing right now — step up module production. It’s looking to increase its production capacity from 60 MW to 100 MW in the near future, with […]