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Solar Grows To 2 GW In The Garden State

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 19, 2017

New Jersey’s utility regulator suggests the major solar milestone is due, in large part, to friendly policies from the Christie administration.

World Bank Launches Online Tool Mapping Solar Potential

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 18, 2017

The World Bank, in partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA), has launched the Global Solar Atlas, a free, Web-based tool to help investors and policymakers identify potential sites for solar power generation virtually anywhere in the world. According to [Read More]

Yes, Solar Panels Still Work During Snowy Weather

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Written by Dr. Charlie Gay on January 17, 2017

The head of the SunShot Initiative explains why solar can still thrive in the winter and how research is under way to help panels further withstand snowy conditions.

U.S. Solar Employment Jumped 25% In 2016, Says DOE Study

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 13, 2017

Changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy, explains a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In particular, wind and solar added 25,000 and 73,000 new jobs in the country, [Read More]

Clean Energy In 2016: Investments Dropped, Solar Set Install Record

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 12, 2017

A report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance has found that last year led to a mixed bag of results for global clean energy.

EIA: Renewables Accounted For Majority Of New U.S. Capacity In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 11, 2017

Although the concrete data for the final months of last year isn’t in yet, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it expects renewable generation capacity to have accounted for most of the 2016 capacity additions in the country. In [Read More]

Calif. Senator Proposes Statewide Solar Mandate For New Buildings

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 10, 2017

Scott Wiener, a newly elected California state senator representing District 11, has introduced legislation to require the installation of solar power on new residential and commercial buildings throughout California. The statewide requirement would resemble a city mandate Wiener authored and [Read More]

SEIA Names Abigail Ross Hopper New Head Of U.S. Solar Industry

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 09, 2017

Hopper joins the group after leading the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Solar Company Sungevity’s Deal To Go Public Falls Through

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Written by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2017

Sungevity had planned to become a public company and gain some cash through a reverse merger transaction with a shell company.

Tesla And Panasonic Start Production At Massive Battery Factory

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2017

Tesla, an electric vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturer and SolarCity’s new parent company, has kicked off battery cell production at its so-called Gigafactory in Reno, Nev., with partner Panasonic. In a blog post, Tesla says, “Tesla’s mission is to accelerate [Read More]