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Solar And Wind Each Beat Natural Gas For New Generating Capacity In January

According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of newly released data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), new solar...
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Following ‘Growing Pains’ In 2018, U.S. Solar Poised For Rebound

For the third year in a row, the U.S. solar industry installed double-digit gigawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity, according to a newly...
clean energy

Renewables Could Beat Nuclear For U.S. Electrical Generation In 2020

An analysis by the nonprofit SUN DAY Campaign of data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) confirms continued strong growth...
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Hanwha Q CELLS Files Patent Infringement Complaints Against JinkoSolar, LONGi Solar And REC Group

Global solar module manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS has filed patent infringement complaints against JinkoSolar, REC Group and LONGi Solar.
china

U.S. Senators Push For Huawei Solar Inverter Ban

On Monday, citing national security threats, a bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy and Department...
green new deal

Ocasio-Cortez, Markey Propose Green New Deal

U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., have introduced joint resolutions in the Senate and House, respectively,...
renewables

FERC Data: Renewables Now 21% Of U.S.’ Energy Capacity

Even though natural gas dominated new electrical generating capacity in 2018, renewable energy sources seem poised to swamp fossil fuels as new...
farm

Congress Passes Farm Bill With Renewables Funding Intact

The House and Senate have passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, otherwise known as the farm bill, which keeps intact funding...
solar

Solar Energy Technologies Office Seeks R&D Insight

The U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather insights about priority...
solar

Solar In Q3: Blame The Tariffs For The Slump

Although the residential solar market continued to stabilize after a down 2017, the Section 201 solar tariffs took a toll on utility-scale...
ferc

Senate OKs McNamee As FERC Commissioner

In a move denounced by clean energy groups, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Bernard McNamee as a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...
solar

What Could Happen If Entire U.S. Adopted California’s New Solar Policy?

What would happen if builders installed solar panels on all new U.S. homes starting in 2020? According to a new report from Environment America...