A Community Solar Gold Standard?

Joy Hughes was living in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, a place with a “tremendous amount of solar potential,” so good that the valley’s residents were being overwhelmed by proposals for large-scale solar power plants. One had a “field of things like radar dishes” and another included a “600 … [continued]

China Joins International Renewable Energy Agency

During the first annual International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) assembly in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates announced it would host the headquarters for the international organization. The UAE — where our friend and CleanTechnica Director Zachary Shahan is this week for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the World Future Energy … [continued]

Falling Renewable Energy Costs Should Force Policy Rethink

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency has found that renewable energy has entered what they are calling a “new virtuous cycle of falling costs, increasing deployment, and accelerated technological progress.”  The report, ‘Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2012: An Overview’, was launched during the recent International Renewable Energy … [continued]