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Zillow: U.S. Homes With Solar Sell For 4.1% More

A new Zillow analysis shows that homes with solar energy systems sold for 4.1% more, on average, than others nationwide in the...

Solar Education Week Launches Across The Country

RE-volv has launched its fifth annual Solar Education Week, designed to empower communities with tangible steps to shift to clean energy.

Intersolar North America Moves To San Diego In February

Solar Promotion International GmbH and FMMI GmbH have announced that three of their North American events – Intersolar, ees (electrical energy storage)...

U.S. Solar Jobs Fall For Second Year In A Row

The U.S. solar industry had 242,343 workers in 2018, representing a 3.2% decline from 2017, reports The Solar Foundation (TSF).

The Case For Solar As A Way To Reduce Our Reliance On Foreign Energy

Wartime technologies have always had a habit of working their way into post-war civilian applications - everything from microwaves to GPS to the internet,...
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Solar Now Providing Almost 2% Of U.S.’ Electrical Production

Renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind) accounted for 19.2% of net domestic electrical generation during the first quarter of 2018, according...

Solar Training Program Launches At Massachusetts High School

A new solar training program has been launched at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School in Rochester, Ma. Unveiled on May 10 at a...

Solar Finally Beats Biomass For Annual Electricity Generation

Electricity generation from solar resources in the U.S. reached 77 million MWh in 2017, surpassing, for the first time, annual generation from biomass resources,...

NREL: Pairing Solar With Low- To Moderate-Income Housing Is A Win-Win

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that pairing solar PV with rooftops of low-...

Berkeley Lab Analyzes Income Trends Of Residential Solar Adopters

The Electricity Markets & Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is offering new insights into the economic trends of residential solar adopters in the...

Eight Solar And Storage Trends To Keep An Eye On

With the global solar industry expected to reach 100 GW this year, following nearly 20% year-over-year growth in annual installations in 2017, IHS Markit...

Despite Hurdles, U.S. Solar ‘Delivered Impressively’ In 2017

Although overall growth of the U.S. solar industry was down in 2017 compared to 2016's record-shattering numbers, last year’s capacity additions still represent 40% growth...