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China’s $447 Million Solar Subsidy Could Yield 30 Gigawatts In 2019

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. 


Pairing Geothermal Plus Rooftop Solar For A Truly Renewable Home

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


2019 US Solar Market Outlook

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.


The Time For Home Solar Is Now

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


Clean Energy 101: A Renewable Energy Explainer

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


Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program Is The Best

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)


How Arcadia Power Makes Saving With Clean Energy Easy

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


These Wunderkinds Have Turned The Commercial Solar Market On Its Head

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.


Energy Flexibility Forum — A New European Platform For Key Stakeholders In The Transition Towards A Flexible Energy System

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.


Trump Fiddles As Fossil Fuels Burn

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


Elon Musk Harpooned Baseload Power

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


How Long Will PV Prices Continue To Fall?

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.


Solar Smashes Wind In First German Technology-Neutral Tender

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.


States Agree: Third-Party Ownership Enables Distributed Solar, But What’s Next?

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?



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