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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...