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Solar could be cheaper than coal and gas by 2025, study says

EXCLUSIVE: Solar power will be cheaper than coal or gas by 2025 in sunnier regions of the EU, according to a study published the day before the …

Lifting State Limits on Local Power - Institute for Local Self-Reliance

In the first half of 2014, distributed local solar power constituted over 25% of new power plant capacity. This impressive growth continues several …

Solar Power

Where Does Solar Make Sense? New State Study Shows Big Differences and Surprises

If you aren’t going solar in Connecticut, you might want to rethink that. New research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory puts Connecticut …

Have people of color been locked out of the green economy?

One of my first stories of 2014 was an interview with Reginald Parker, an African-American entrepreneur with a chemical engineering Ph.D. from MIT …

Living the EV/PV Dream: How I Chose to Pair My Solar System With an Electric Car

What does it take to live the EV-PV dream? For starters, you need an electric vehicle and a solar photovoltaic system. The car goes in your driveway, …

Solar Power

Net Metering Decision Encourages Households to Install Photovoltaic Systems

Greek households will be able to offset electricity cost by installing photovoltaic systems and provide electricity both to themselves and to the …

Solar Subsidies Scam Taxpayers And Homeowners

Solar panels are being installed on the roofs of homes and businesses all across America at a record pace. The fad is the latest way for families to …

Solar Power

Archive » Black History Month Energy Champions: Steve Rutherford Explains Why Solar Power is the Next Frontier of Freedom

<i>In honor of Black History Month – SACE is publishing a blog series highlighting the efforts of African American leaders working to ensure that clean</i> …

Changes in net-metering energy projects proposed

The financial incentive for net-metered projects could be reduced as lawmakers work out a new renewable energy policy for Vermont.<p>The state’s …

Solar Power

In Indiana House solar debate, echoes of Wisconsin fight

Subscribe to our newsletter<p>Don't miss the latest headlines. Sign up for our Daily Digests.<p>The escalating battle between utilities seeking to guard …

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My First Megawatt Hour from my grid tie solar system

So far so good. My home grid tie solar system from SolarCity just produced its for megawatt hour (1000KWH) of electrical energy. How much electricity …

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This Company Will Pay You to Use Less Electricity

Photo via OhmconnectIt’s no secret that being green is not always so easy. Though it requires active effort and conscious living, minimizing your …

Electrical Grid

How ConEd is boosting demand management to save on grid upgrades

With a peak load in excess of 13,000 MW, Consolidated Edison is doing everything it can do manage its demand and avoid construction of additional …

Project Management

Varentec Controls the Distribution Grid With Networked Power Electronics

We’ve been tracking the emergence of a new class of grid power electronics -- devices that promise more flexible and fine-tuned control over …

Internet of Things

Why the power grid of the future is in California and New York

New York and California are working to position the electric system to succeed in an environment of changing technology costs and capabilities, …

7 Charts That Show Electric Power Sector Priorities for 2015 and Beyond

In presentations and interviews with Greentech Media at DistribuTECH 2015, utility executives expressed various strategies for coping with the power …

Look out for green energy scams that cost you greenbacks

By Justin Katz | Watchdog Arena<p>For those who have remained hesitant to jump into the great green tug-of-war over climate change, the reason may be …

Renewable Energy

Scotland 'could rely on England to keep the lights on'

Vince Cable warns Scotland is on course to become a net importer of energy as a leading academic attacks the SNP's "anti-everything" energy policy.<p>Scotland is facing having to import power from England to keep the lights on, Vince Cable has suggested as a leading expert attacked the SNP’s …

Apple to build new manufacturing facility in Arizona with solar-power, will create 2000+ jobs

The State of Arizona today announced that Apple is planning to build a new manufacturing facility in the city of Mesa, Arizona. The facility will create 700 jobs for manufacturing, and an additional 1,300 jobs for the construction and management of the new facility, In total, Apple will be bringing …

Solar Panel Roads Will Produce Power for the Energy Grid

By simply driving your car, you could power the energy grid. Sound crazy? American electrical engineer Scott Brusaw is trying to make it a reality with his system of solar-powered roads. The idea, which he is calling <i>Solar Roadways</i>, is to re-purpose the national highways using photovoltaic panels. …

Solar Panels

Ford’s solar-powered electric car takes transportation off the grid

If electric cars are bad news for the oil industry, solar-powered electric cars are bad for utility executives. Take the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept that Ford unveiled today. The version of the automaker’s popular plug-in electric hybrid hatchback is equipped with 1.5 square meters (16 square feet) …

Ghana is Adding a Whopping 600 Megawatts of Solar to its National Power Grid

Ghana just made a major investment in solar energy with plans to build over 600 megawatts worth of photovoltaic power parks. Better still, the …

Solar Power is Now as Cheap as Buying From the Grid - in Europe

Although solar power’s return on investment has been debated endlessly, it now looks like the renewable energy source has finally become as cheap as …

This Startup Is Replacing Phone And Tablet Batteries With Invisible Solar Panels

The company is developing transparent solar panels that will sit directly on top of your phone, totally replacing the need for a battery and taking chargers out of the equation.<p>Ubiquitous Energy's ClearView Power technology can convert ambient light into electricity without distorting the display …

Clean Energy

Solar companies look to batteries, financing and “soft costs” as the future

A few years ago the biggest influence on the solar industry was the falling prices of solar cells, leading to some of the cheapest solar panels in …

Old Cigarette Factory to Become Solar and Wind Battery Plant

Normally when a massive factory closes its doors an outlet mall or giant water park pops up in its place. But one former cigarette plant in Concord, …

Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets?

The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in the backyard (or basement), and become utterly …

Investors back startup that sells offgrid battery & solar panels

Batteries paired with solar panels aren’t just intriguing customers in the U.S., Europe and Japan looking to ditch their utilities. People are slowly …