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Bankrupt Suniva Initiates U.S. Solar Trade Case

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2017

Editor’s note: Originally published on April 26, this article has been updated to include additional comments and analysis. Bankrupt solar manufacturer Suniva has filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking new import tariffs on solar cells [Read More]

The Top Utilities Of 2016 For Solar And Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2017

The Smart Electric Power Alliance reveals which U.S. utilities led the pack for the most new megawatts installed.

The Role Of Solar In A Smart Meter World

Contributors
Written by Ken Boyce on April 25, 2017

A UL expert explains how smart electric meters can help utilities and serve as a boon for solar power.

Starbucks Signals New Approach To Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 24, 2017

While everyone on social media was debating about Starbucks’ limited-release Unicorn Frappuccino, the giant coffee company revealed some details about the corporation’s new renewable energy strategy. In 2015, Starbucks joined RE100, a global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% [Read More]

Study: Finding Qualified Workers Is Costing Solar Employers Money And Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

The U.S. experienced historic solar jobs growth last year, but the meteoric rise of the solar industry has also highlighted the necessity and benefits of workforce training. According to a new research study released by nonprofit The Solar Foundation, two-thirds [Read More]

New Utility Model Could Change How Corporations, Governments Buy Renewables

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Written by Letha Tawney on April 19, 2017

Washington-based Puget Sound Energy has launched a novel clean energy program focused specifically on commercial and municipal customers.

A National First: Md. Legislature Passes Energy Storage Tax Credits

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 17, 2017

Maryland is “charging ahead” and embracing a new type of incentive for storage technology, according to the Energy Storage Alliance.

Homeowners Searching For Solar Solutions With Aesthetic Impact

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Written by Erin Vaughan on April 13, 2017

Curbside appeal is important for homeowners, and some might not like the look of conventional solar panels. Is it time for the industry to embrace more unconventional solutions?

Chicago To Switch Public Buildings To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

Chicago joins a growing list of U.S. cities that have made similar clean energy commitments.

UN Report: Cheaper Renewables Offered ‘More Bang For The Buck’ In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

Believe it or not, last year’s drop in renewable energy investment dollars actually underscored an encouraging trend – the falling costs of clean energy technology. That’s because, according to a new report, although the global renewables investment level in 2016 [Read More]