April 17th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Information regarding the immediate future of China's solar industry continues to be drip fed by the country's government and experts believe that the current policy draft would amount to subsidies of RMB3 billion (US$447 million) which could support over 30 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity in 2019.
March 24th, 2019 | by Sponsored Content
Many homeowners now use rooftop solar panels to generate their own electricity, and a geothermal heating and cooling system works well in tandem with solar panels because the geothermal heat pump helps regulate your home’s temperature using the electricity provided by your solar panels
February 24th, 2019 | by Sponsored Content
What is happening in the US solar market, and what can we expect in US solar in the next 12 months for the solar industry? We look at what happened in the solar market in 2018 and what we can look forward to in 2019.
February 3rd, 2019 | by Sponsored Content
Evelyn Huang, Chief Customer Experience Officer at SunRun, looks at the many options that make solar affordable and accessible to everyone. Solar has become a “need to have” for the everyday person, not just a “nice to have” for the wealthy
December 9th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content
CleanChoice Energy, in partnership with CleanTechnica, has created a “Clean Energy 101” White Paper to explainer that makes it easy to understand renewable energy and clean energy.
December 3rd, 2018 | by George Harvey
We are not talking about some day in the future here. Renewables are pushing gas out already
November 25th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content
CleanChoice Energy, in partnership with CleanTechnica, has created a “Clean Energy 101” explainer that makes it easy to understand renewable energy and clean energy, and their benefits over fossil fuels
October 15th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content
Illinois Solar Energy Association is hosting a Tesla raffle for 2018! With a $100 ticket you could win a Grand Prize of a Tesla Model X! Enter today!
October 1st, 2018 | by George Harvey
Solar and wind power are absolutely predictable when it comes to variable costs. By contrast, coal and gas power are altogether too variable to be reliable
September 24th, 2018 | by George Harvey
The natural gas industry is growing seemingly by leaps and bounds, and yet a number of people believe it is clear that something is very wrong with it
September 10th, 2018 | by John Farrell
I’ve been asked a lot of questions about Minnesota’s community solar program over the past couple years and it’s time to make one thing clear: Minnesota’s program is the best in the country.
Why? Because there 10 times more community solar projects in the queue -- 400 megawatts -- in Minnesota than have been built in the history of community solar in the United States (40 megawatts)
August 26th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content
Arcadia Power, a technology company based out of D.C., has built the first-ever nationwide digital utility so that you can also tap into savings in the energy market while supporting clean energy. Customers can use their completely free digital platform to reduce your carbon footprint and save you money along the way
August 5th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content
Wunder finances small and midsize business’ solar energy projects (from about $100k to $5M), which community and traditional banking institutions avoid because of the complexity. Not only is this moving the needle when it comes to the commercial solar market, it’s proving to be a very successful model, and it has seen huge growth and impact over the past year.
June 25th, 2018 | by George Harvey
Since it is being backed by oil industry lobbyists, one might ask, could a carbon tax actually be a benefit for the oil industry in some way? It is a question worth asking
June 25th, 2018 | by John Farrell
In 2013, we hosted an inaugural conversation with Anya Schoolman about her neighborhood solar project then called the Mount Pleasant Solar Cooperative, and the early stages of her journey fighting for local climate solutions and distributed solar
June 15th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen
Installations of up to 25 kW of solar need not worry about grid regulations and taxes, but can be configured any way the owner wants in terms of grid output and/or battery storage. For home owners and small businesses this opens up a great deal of opportunities.
June 13th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Elevate, an established partner of the Canadian government’s Export Development Canada (“EDC”), will offer EHT customers competitive rates, medium term loans of up to $10 million USD via a streamlined process and supported by Elevate’s private lending network
June 4th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen
The organization SolarPlaza is organizing an important summit on 11 --12 June in Copenhagen called the Energy Flexibility Forum that will be a platform for key stakeholders to specify their needs, showcase their solutions, find their renewed roles and collaboratively take on market and regulatory barriers to accelerate the transition towards a flexible energy system.
June 4th, 2018 | by George Harvey
Coal and nuclear power are both dying, falling victim to natural gas and renewable energy. Trump used to blame the Democrats, and especially “Obama’s war on coal.” He used to take the position that removing subsidies for renewable power would be sufficient to bring a renaissance to the coal industry. But despite his efforts, coal plants have just kept closing
May 15th, 2018 | by George Harvey
With batteries like the Hornsdale Power Reserve, power from solar and wind power will be more valuable, because with battery backup their power can be used to supply an increasing share of baseload power. And that increase in value, which might not necessarily be reflected by an increase in price, makes their power all the more attractive
April 30th, 2018 | by George Harvey
Prices of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems follow economic laws just like other things, such as computers and cars. That does not mean that the precipitous drop in prices will slow, however.
April 16th, 2018 | by John Farrell
Xcel’s top priority -- and legal obligation -- is maximizing profits for shareholders, even if that comes at the expense of customers and the country’s most successful community solar program, as a new parody video, released today by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Community Power reveals.
April 12th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen
As the expiry of the previous support scheme for renewable energy in Denmark resulted in a significant expansion with land based wind energy in 2017, we hold our breath to see how the annual technology neutral wind and solar tenders for 2018 and 2019 will pan out in the country. While we wait we can look to Germany and see what happened there at its first attempt.
April 9th, 2018 | by John Farrell
Much has changed in the national solar market since an earlier analysis of the market and policy landscape in 2014. The solar market as a whole has continued to grow, and small-scale systems are proving to be better deals for communities than larger ones. So, compared with previous rankings of solar capacity, do states that allow third-party leases and power purchase agreements still dominate?