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…

Solar in Arizona
May 12, 2014

Homeowners who are leasing rooftop solar arrays in Arizona could be hit with an average $152 a year property tax…

Solar In Hawaii
May 01, 2014

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission voted this week to force the state’s largest utility to rethink its plan…

Solar generation capacity no longer insignificant
April 24, 2014

Solar electric generation has increased 418 percent since 2010 and now accounts for 1.13 percent of total US…

Metro Solar System
April 21, 2014

The Obama Administration announced Thursday that the Energy Department is pledging $15 million to help communities…

NRG buys residential rooftop installer
April 10, 2014

NRG Energy, one of the country’s largest power generators and electricity retailers, purchased one of the country’…

Vermont passes progressive net metering expansion
April 10, 2014

While utilities in a number of states throughout the country are fighting to scale back net metering programs for…

Rooftop solar winning battles with utilities
April 10, 2014

The rooftop solar industry has had a triumphant couple of weeks in its defensive battles with utility companies…

Minnesota PUC approves first value-of-solar tariff
April 10, 2014

Minnesota regulators voted this week to create the nation’s first value-of-solar tariff.

The 3 to 2…

Mosiac crowdfunding could make rooftop solar ownership more affordable
April 10, 2014

Mosaic’s new partnerships with RGS Energy and Sungage Financial should make it easier for home and business owners…

Solar plus batteries could kill utilities
April 10, 2014

Rooftop solar panels combined with battery storage have very real potential to destroy the reigning grid utility…

HI could push utilities to accept new business model including solar
April 10, 2014

As utility companies throughout the United States have launched campaigns to slow the…

Rooftop solar battles raging in 2014
April 10, 2014

Rooftop solar has a lot of momentum and the support of a massive populous behind it. But will it be enough to…

Rooftop solar credited for 20% solar industry job growth
April 10, 2014

Thanks in large part to the increasing attractiveness of rooftop solar installations, the solar…

Rapid rooftop solar growth has utilities spooked
April 10, 2014

Californians installed nearly as much rooftop solar in 2013 as they did over the last 30 years.


CO governor appoints PUC rep against solar advocates protest
April 10, 2014

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper confirmed the appointment of Glenn Vaad (R) to the state public utilities…

Looking back at 2013 solar energy headlines and ahead to 2014
April 10, 2014

The solar industry had a good year in 2013 and there’s every indication that the momentum will carry

United Solar Associates growing rapidly in New England
April 10, 2014

Dan McGrath was a master electrician when Massachusetts increased its solar incentives in 2010. He saw an…