Judge Strikes Down Minnesota Clean Energy Law As Unconstitutional

Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act, which sought to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote renewable energy development, violates the Commerce Clause, a federal judge has ruled. Supporters vow to fight on.

U.S. To Dodge Solar Shortage This Year Despite Looming PV Tariffs

Existing PV manufacturing capacity should carry the U.S. solar sector through the year, even if anti-dumping duties are imposed on China and Taiwan this fall.

Advocate: Agency Does A 'Disservice' With U.S. Renewable Energy Projections

In a new report, the Sun Day Campaign says the U.S. can expect renewable energy to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2016, not 2040, as projected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

In A Diverse Solar Marketplace, Some Say Specialization Is The Way To Go

Commercial and residential installers are beginning to find some truth behind an old adage: jack-of-all-trades, master of none.

Solar And Gas Provided Nearly 75% Of All New U.S Capacity In 2013

A number of factors made 2013 a banner year for solar in the U.S. A shift away from coal, oil and nuclear has cleared the way for more PV and natural gas capacity.



A new opinion poll commissioned by The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) suggests Hawaiian Electric (HECO) is an obstacle to the adoption of rooftop solar power in the island state. According to the [Read More]

According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA), the nation’s solar peak output was 2,326 MW in 2010, accounting for 0.22% of the total U.S. electric generating capacity. By February 2014, this increased [Read More]

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April 2014 - Volume 7, Number 4

Industry At Large: Grid Interconnection Policies

New Interconnection Policies Free The Grid While Providing For Stability

Aggressive adoption of distributed generation solar power is forcing regulators, utilities and manufacturers to address grid stability.


Industry At Large: California's Storage Mandate

Get Ready For California's Energy-Storage Boom

California utilities have 1,325 MW of energy-storage procurement on the table. Here's how solar developers can take advantage.

Marketplace: PV Mounting

Ease Of Installation Drives North American PV Mounting Systems Market

A growing market, more competition and falling prices are pushing vendors to develop innovative product features and business models.

Industry At Large: PV Plant Assessment

Improved Performance Assessment Leads To Greater PV Plant Bankability

Determining and evaluating system performance is critical to developing solar power plants as an asset class.


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On April 7, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved the Ocotillo Sol Solar Project, a 20 MW photovoltaic project that will [Read More]

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While third-party ownership (TPO) represents much of the growth in residential photovoltaic installations, several factors may be starting to inject a few new wrinkles into the home [Read More]


Look out the window on your next flight into your average city and you will witness first-hand the vast potential for light-commercial solar. A glimpse of just [Read More]


Oakland, Calif.-based SfunCube wants to be a different kind of business incubator. Some entrepreneurial support programs might house cupcake bakers and software companies in the same building [Read More]





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