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What Will Happen When the ITC is Reduced?

December 4, 2014 by Anna Bacheller
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The future of the solar industry could be uncertain after the solar investment tax credit (ITC) is reduced from 30 percent to 10 percent at the end of 2016. The ITC was originally put in place in 2006 to incentivize adoption of solar technology as an alternative to more traditional energy sources like natural gas.[read more]

How Groundbreaking Is the DOE's New $53M Solar Energy Investment?

October 28, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Ernest Moniz is an all-of-the above kind of energy secretary. He's a supporter of advanced nuclear, natural gas, carbon sequestration and all kinds of renewables -- and has the diverse funding at the Department of Energy to show for it. But there's one tech that he's been giving a lot of special attention: solar.[read more]

Capital Keeps Pouring Into Booming US Residential Solar Energy Market

April 9, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

Residential Solar Energy Investment

The residential solar installation and finance market is remaking itself through new alliances, vertical integration and hybrid sales channels, as well as with access to increasingly cheaper capital. We are in a post-CSI era and yet installation prices continue to fall.[read more]

Norway's Investment Can Help End Energy Poverty

March 27, 2014 by Justin Guay
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Solar and Energy Poverty

Against the fervent protests of global coal lobbyists, Norway is considering divesting from coal while doubling down on investments in renewable energy and sustainable development internationally. These initiatives could unleash billions in investments in renewable energy around the globe.[read more]

Money From the Sun

March 1, 2014 by David Baldwin
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Solar Currency

As altcoins gain notoriety with news of Bitcoin's ups and downs, a new player has come onto the scene: SolarCoin. The new cryptocurrency will be awarded to solar energy generators, at a value of one coin for one MWh of solar energy generated.[read more]