N.Y. Creates Database Of 10K Solar Projects Under Its PV Initiative Programs

The New York State Energy Development Authority hopes its online database, providing details on thousands of photovoltaic projects deployed over the last 10 years, will be a resource for future solar development.

Fees For DG Solar Fire Up Advocates And Utilities In Utah And Massachusetts

Regulatory hearings in Utah and legislative wrangles in Massachusetts are two of the latest examples of the transformative effect distributed generation (DG) solar is having on the U.S. electric power industry.

Report Benchmarks U.S. Electric Utility Clean Energy Deployment

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prepares for its listening sessions on its Clean Power Plan for existing power plants next week, a new report ranks the cleantech performance of nation’s largest electric utilities.

Solar Sector Fears WTO Ruling Against Tariffs Won't Save The U.S. From Itself

Although the WTO says U.S. anti-dumping tariffs levied on Chinese PV manufacturers are improper, few expect the ruling to prevent a rise in module prices.

Xcel Energy Offers Solar*Rewards 'Bridge' For Colorado Solar Installations

As an incentive for the continued development of customer-sited solar, Public Service Co. of Colorado has agreed to advance capacity for its popular Solar*Rewards program.



As an early and enthusiastic adopter of solar power, Germany has long been held up as an example for other nations to follow. Recent disruptions in the electricity markets and grid distribution system [Read More]

According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA), April marked the eighth consecutive month that the nation's total monthly non-hydro renewable generation exceeded hydropower generation. The recent growth in wind and solar, which [Read More]


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July 2014 - Volume 7, Number 7

Marketplace: Monitoring Solar Assets

Solar Asset Management Keeps Owners From Getting Hosed

As the solar sector matures, stakeholder needs for information on plant operations become more complex.


Industry At Large: California Solar Policy

California’s Wild Solar Ride Nears A Crossroads

Policy direction and bipartisan support are needed as the solar sector approaches a critical juncture in 2016.

Industry At Large: Solar Intellectual Property Liability

Developers Must Consider Intellectual Property Liabilities In Solar Projects

Patent litigation in the solar sector is likely to increase as more financially successful players emerge as potential targets.

Industry At Large: PV Performance Testing

Corrections Needed For PV Performance Blind Spots During Commissioning

Current codes and standards say nothing about performance testing.

Market Report: PV Manufacturing Outlook

Meyer Burger’s CEO Peter Pauli Looks To A PV Manufacturing Upswing

An easing of the two-year crisis in the solar sector heralds new expansion and cost-reduction technologies.

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If it seems obvious that solar projects run on money, how solar business can put potential customers in touch with money is not always so clear. This [Read More]

Solar Careers


Founded in 1925, the Treasure Valley Scout Reservation is a 1,600-acre woodland camp in bucolic Rutland, Mass., that offers over 70 miles of trails through a variety [Read More]


On June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, proposed an initial set of rules to cut carbon dioxide [Read More]


Thin-film manufacturers had to come up with a Plan B a few years ago, and many are adapting and succeeding with unusual products. According to a new [Read More]