Solar Generation In The U.K. Soon To Be Cheaper Than Gas

Research shows solar will be cheaper than the wholesale price of electricity by 2028, and that the U.K. will be able to supply 15% of its electricity demand with solar by 2030.

PSC Rubber-Stamping Of Rate Cases Leaves Wisconsin Solar 'Devastated'

By largely siding with utilities in recent rate cases, the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin dealt a stinging blow to the state’s energy-efficiency and customer-sited generation programs.

'Freeing The Grid' Shows U.S. States Strong On Clean Energy Policies

An annual report on net-metering and grid interconnection procedures in the U.S. shows that these important policies have a firm footing in many states and are even gaining ground.

Opinion: Getting Solar Customer Data From Utilities Should Not Be Hide & Seek

There is an interesting debate unfolding in California about who, if anyone, should be collecting data about the state’s distributed generation installations.

Distributed Resource Operators Could Make DG Solar Easier For Utilities To Swallow

At Solar Power International 2014, panelists evaluated whether the independent system and regional transmission operator models could help integrate distributed generation (DG) energy resources onto the grid.

Southern California Edison (SCE) has issued a request for offers (RFO) to acquire up to 50 MW of electricity from new renewable distributed generating facilities. The RFO is in support of SCE's Preferred [Read More]

Texas-based Mission Solar Energy has ordered an InPassion atomic layer deposition (ALD) machine from Netherlands-based SoLayTec for its high-efficiency n-type silicon bifacial solar cell line. Mission Solar recently opened a solar panel manufacturing [Read More]


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November 2014 - Volume 7, Number 11

Marketplace: Solar Tracking Systems

Engineering Turns Trackless Deserts Into Tracking PV Powerhouses

Large-scale solar projects find trackers a productive and hardy complement to desert arrays.

Industry At Large: End-Of-Life PV Recovery

German PV Recycling Law Likely To Set A Global Standard

Requirements aimed at recovering end-of-life PV products are intended to make a green industry even greener.

Industry At Large: ITC And Intellectual Property

U.S. Anti-Dumping Actions Open Solar Sector To Patent Lawsuits

A little-known provision empowers authorities to bar the importation of products found to infringe on U.S. intellectual property rights.

Industry At Large: Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

U.S. Species Plan Could ‘Zone Out’ Half Of California’s Desert Solar

As proposed, the draft plan substantially reduces the amount of land available for utility-scale solar development in Southern California.

Market Report: Commercial-Scale Solar Thermal

Low-Income Housing A Rich Market For Commercial-Scale Solar

Policymakers and community-based incentives are extending solar thermal benefits to new customers.


Effective energy policies, economies of scale and new technologies have achieved something remarkable: Solar energy production is now at the scale and cost necessary so that it [Read More]

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015

Hurricane Sandy is proving to have a durable impact on the minds of many energy planners. Not only is it referenced in the desirability for residential and [Read More]

In October, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced its proposed decision to change how the California Solar Statistics website will collect data about the state's distributed [Read More]

The North American solar sector's overarching goal is to make solar energy a practical, affordable, alternative energy source for commercial and residential applications. To achieve this, prices [Read More]