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As Net Metering Battles Move to Small Markets, Solar Energy Advocates Claim Early Victories

March 27, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Utilities and solar advocates have been negotiating changes to net metering in California, the leading U.S. solar market, for years. So proposed changes to solar crediting policies have spread quickly to other leading states where utilities are starting to deal with a lot more solar on the grid.[read more]

Australia's Big Fat Solar Energy Policy Failure Exposed

March 27, 2014 by Nigel Morris
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Almost five million Australians have benefited from policies that support solar energy. However, given that government policy is a fickle political weapon, the vast majority of incentives are gone or in grave danger. The pendulum of political favour is swinging the other way.[read more]

The Great Australian Electricity Rip-Off

February 23, 2014 by Nigel Morris
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Although I’ve spent more than two decades in the solar and energy field, in the last two years as solar has grown and we have become an intrinsic and material part of Australia’s energy mix I have come to realize something fundamental. The Australian public is being duped.[read more]

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Top 10 Women of Solar Energy

February 22, 2014 by Lisa Ann Pinkerton
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Top Women of Solar

Anyone who's tried to get a ticket to the consistently sold out Women in Solar Breakfast panels during Solar Power International knows the female contingent of this industry is passionate about carving out and defending their seats at the proverbial table.[read more]

US Challenges India's Solar Energy Industry, Again

February 20, 2014 by Justin Guay
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The United States filed a WTO complaint against India alleging that India may be unfairly supporting the development of its solar manufacturing industry. This complaint will only further enflame tensions between the two largest democracies over an issue we all support: deploying more clean energy.[read more]

Ivanpah: World's Biggest Solar Energy Tower Project Goes Online

February 15, 2014 by Herman Trabish
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Largest Solar Tower Online

Yesterday was the celebration of full operation at the 392-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world’s biggest concentrating solar power tower project. The application for the project was filed in 2007 and was “just a bold idea," said Google’s Rick Needham.[read more]