You might expect the debate over California’s new rooftop solar mandate to pit two well-defined camps against each other. But there are more than two sides.
Utilities and independent power producers (IPPs) plan to invest $110 billion through 2025 to build new, natural gas-fired power plants. They, their shareholders and society would be better served were that capital invested in new, distributed, renewabl…
As California continues to push aggressive policies for the advancement of solar deployment in the state, options for homebuyers to finance solar also are growing to meet their needs.
A recent report by the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), established by former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and the National Association of State Energy Officials confirms that the energy sector as a whole grew 2 percent last year, which is .3 percent…
A cutting edge energy storage system to support a town with wildly fluctuating electricity needs has been switched on in South Australia.
A group of all-women volunteers showed up at the home of a City Heights (San Diego) family to install solar panels for free. And it couldn’t have come at a better time for the family. KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez explains why this was a win/win for both th…
Vivint yesterday said it plans to offer LG Chem RESU batteries to its solar customers across the U.S. this year. The company launched the energy storage offering this week for its customers in California.
Two years ago, Illinois legislators passed the Future Energy Jobs Act in an effort to transition the state from its fossil-fueled industrial past into a future where solar and wind created jobs, cleaned the environment and saved electric ratepayers money.
Power Ledger co-founder David Martin said that as utilities move from a one-way flow of electricity to a distributed platform, the blockchain software can help manage and verify what will be many more transactions.
Energy efficiency building standards officially adopted by California yesterday will require new homes in the state to have solar PV systems starting in 2020.
When a California battery company officially moved its headquarters and manufacturing to Kentucky coal country last week, generous state tax subsidies certainly played a role — but so did something often lost in the debate about coal.
Technology company, SolarEdge, is looking toward the future of distributed energy and now providing tools to enable the aggregation and control of distributed energy resources like solar and storage.
Industries are made up of things that can be categorized and counted. However, there are many things to count and many ways to count things.
Today’s topics include the news that Sunpower is going to buy SolarWorld and how that will affect Sunpower’s influence in the global solar industry. Hint: it has to do with the solar tariffs. We’ll also delve into the “utility of the future” and discus…
In an Aug. 2 Renewable Energy World article, we reported “Achieving 100 Percent Residential Renewables in Hawaii with Solar+Multi-Storage” since April 2017, 500 hours off-grid and 220 hours grid-tied, using Tabuchi Electric hybrid solar inverter with s…
In April, we witnessed two historic new laws that go further than ever before on changing utility business models, once again showcasing state leadership on clean energy. Hawaiian legislators passed the Ratepayer Protection Act, which directs utilities…
U.K.-based Oxford PV last week secured a new round of funding totaling US$11 million from existing investors for its perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell technology.
Solar PV provider First Solar yesterday said it will build a new solar module manufacturing facility near its existing Perrysburg, Ohio plant.
Solar PV mounting systems provider Unirac Inc. today said that it has acquired certain assets of SolarHooks, a manufacturer of residential solar roof attachments.
Whereas research reports by the world’s most eminent climatologists seem almost daily to bring foreboding climate news, renewable energy proponents who met at UC Berkeley in mid-April were decidedly upbeat about clean energy prospects.