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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...
eia

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,...
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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-...
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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...
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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...
u.s.

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...
renewables

Stable Electric Grid, 100% Renewables And Low Costs? It’s Possible, Says New Study

Renewable energy solutions are often hindered by the inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water and sunlight and the continuously fluctuating demand for energy....
solar jobs

After Historic 2016, U.S. Solar Jobs Took A Hit Last Year

Although U.S. solar industry employment declined in 2017, jobs increased in numerous states with emerging solar markets, according to the National Solar Jobs Census...

Report: U.S. Renewables Rise As Fossil Fuels And Nuclear Fall

U.S. electrical generation from renewable energy sources rose by 14.69% during the first three quarters of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016,...

GRID Expands Low-Income Solar Mission To Mexico

GRID Alternatives, a U.S. nonprofit installer making solar power and job training accessible to underserved communities, has announced the launch of an initiative to...
solar education

U.S. Schools Are Going Solar ‘At A Rapid Pace’ And Benefiting Big-Time

With installation costs plummeting, U.S. schools are switching to solar energy at a rapid pace, reducing their electricity bills and freeing up resources to...