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As the Solar Industry Eyes Storage, Experts at Intersolar Talk About Key Growth Markets

July 11, 2014 by Jeff St. John

This week’s Intersolar North America conference, the world’s largest solar power confab, has dedicated multiple tracks of its multi-day schedule to energy storage. That’s a lot more attention than the single, hour-long session dedicated to marrying batteries with solar panels at last year’s show.[read more]

Solar Energy Jumps to 22% of New US Generation Capacity in 2013

April 10, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Solar Energy Growth

Natural gas was the clear winner in capacity additions for electric utilities in 2013, but grid-scale solar was the clear runner up, providing about 22 percent of new generating capacity. Solar's contribution is up significantly from 2012, when it provided less than 6 percent of new generation.[read more]

Celebrating a Solar Energy Milestone with Big Clean Energy Implications

March 31, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Solar Energy Adoption

California can feel good about the fact that it has more than half of all the solar rooftops in America, but there’s more to celebrate – the 100,000th such installation. This milestone demonstrates the substantial opportunity we have to make use of this ample and clean energy source – the sun.[read more]

A Solar Car for the Masses?

February 25, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

It’s car show season again, with the annual crop of car-model launches. My biggest regret in missing this year's Washington DC Auto Show was not seeing the Ford “C-MAX Solar Energi” concept, an unlikely marriage of electric vehicle (EV) and solar photovoltaic panels (PV).[read more]

Mexico as Bellwether for an Unsubsidized Solar Eenrgy Future

January 8, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

While subsidies have driven the thriving solar markets of Germany, Japan, China and the U.S., botched efforts in Spain, Italy, and the Czech Republic have driven markets to collapse. But with Mexico and the rest of Latin America, we're seeing renewable markets evolve with far less government largesse.[read more]

Solar October in the Pacific

December 13, 2013 by Boyd Arnold

Solar Energy October

How was the month of October for you? Can you still remember it after all that turkey? After reading these statistics about the solar industry, you’ll be remembering October 2013 for a long time and thinking about our energy landscape in a new way.[read more]