November 14, 2014

The week of Nov. 10 was a big one for solar energy news. A climate deal between the US and China means demand for…

Arizona Solar Home
November 10, 2014

Solar advocates celebrated last week when staff at the Arizona Corporation Commission recommended that the state’s…

What will happen when solar reaches US grid parity in 2016?
November 03, 2014

Right now solar panels provide less than 1 percent of the energy needs in the United States. But all indications…

Should utilities be allowed to enter the solar biz?
October 23, 2014

If utility companies start installing rooftop solar panels, does it make them…

Anyone with $1,000 can invest in SolarCity solar bonds online
October 16, 2014

Now that any ordinary person with $1,000 can invest in SolarCity’s solar bonds, the already-strong company could…

SolarCity loan could expand solar market
October 08, 2014

SolarCity launched a new loan program this week that didn’t make big headlines, but that could be big news for the…

Solar plane to circumnavigate the globe from UAE
September 29, 2014

Solar panels on the roof of your house – of course. Solar panels on the roof of your car – makes…

Obama announces solar projects, programs ahead of UN Climate Summit
September 19, 2014

President Barack Obama made several announcements about programs designed to increase solar energy generation and…

CA encouraging west-facing solar panels
September 11, 2014

Rooftop solar panels in North America face south. That’s just the way we do it. But…

HECO plan triples solar, but will it stop grid defection in Hawaii?
September 01, 2014

Hawaii Electric Companies proposed a plan this week to triple rooftop solar on the islands it serves by 2030 and…

Future for solar not so bright in the Sunshine State
August 21, 2014

If you ask people who don’t follow the politics or news about the solar industry which US states they think have…

States with the best solar policies also have healthy job growth
August 12, 2014

It’s not exactly Earth-shattering news that states with more progressive solar policies have more solar energy…

APS aims to compete with Arizona solar installers
July 30, 2014

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

That seems to be the latest strategy of utility company Arizona Public…

Solar car race driving innovation
July 25, 2014

There’s been surprisingly little press about the eight solar-powered cars driving from Austin, Texas to…

Dubuque Iowa Solar Installation
July 18, 2014

Utilities lost a little more ground in their ongoing battle with the solar industry last week when the Iowa…

Solar + Storage Has Arrived
July 10, 2014

Battery storage paired with residential rooftop solar arrays are not a thing of the distant future. It’s happening…

NRG demonstrates utility evolution toward solar power
July 07, 2014

As most major US utility companies, in their concern over self-preservation, try in vain to squash net metering…

June 27, 2014

The solar leasing model, which is widely believed to have made rooftop solar installations more mainstream and…

Is Elon Musk the Henry Ford of distributed generation technology?
June 18, 2014

There has been a lot of discussion lately about when solar will be more affordable than grid power. What if…

US solar industry opposes import tariffs on Chinese panels
June 11, 2014

US solar industry leaders are campaigning against a likely policy change that will increase import tariffs on…

Solar is taking over energy scene
May 30, 2014

The writing is on the wall for electricity generation as we know it.

This week, three major news items…

California homebuyers paying a premium for rooftop solar
May 23, 2014

Rooftop solar panels are proving profitable when homeowners sell, according to a recent study from the Lawrence…

Puerto Rico solar car team seeking Kickstart
May 20, 2014

A group of 29 students at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez are trying to…

May 12, 2014

The most famous house in the country goes solar!..finally.

Solar carports could be the ultimate solar accessory
May 12, 2014

BMW made headlines this week when it unveiled its new solar carport designed to recharge the auto manufacturer’s…