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…

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…