Solar Archive

25 Oct 2014

Interview on US/EU vs China Solar Trade Dispute

Prolific journalist and blogger Scott Thill (of Wired, Salon, Huffington Post, Alternet, Grist,, and probably other outlets) interviewed me a little while back about US/EU tariffs on Chinese solar cells and solar modules (which dominate the
25 Oct 2014

The Solar Energy Revolution Everyone’s Ignoring… Is In Bangladesh

We put a lot of cyber ink into the German, Australian, US, Chinese, Indian, Chilean, and Japanese solar energy revolutions. However, I think the Bangladeshi solar revolution is one we don’t write about enough. One of the
25 Oct 2014

Austin Includes Energy Price Hedge Value In Solar Tariff

Rocky Mountain Institute. Renewables scored a major victory recently in the natural gas heartland that is Texas. In a resolution adopted by the Austin City Council on August 28, the city declared solar energy its default generation
24 Oct 2014

Southern Company unit acquires 150MW solar plant in California

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, has acquired the 150MW Solar Gen 2 solar project being developed in California, US. CTBR – News
24 Oct 2014

Minnesota Gets Ready To Launch Solar Highways

We tend to think of Minnesota for its fishing, snow, and progressive politicians, but solar? Well if Minnesota has its way, solar arrays could soon be seen along the public rights-of-way that line the state’s highways. The
23 Oct 2014

SunEdison secures 17.7MW of distributed solar PV projects in California

SunEdison has secured 17.7MW DC of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects through the Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project (R-REP) led by the County of Alameda in California, US. CTBR – News
23 Oct 2014

Lightsource Renewable Energy closes project refinancing for three UK solar parks

Lightsource Renewable Energy has closed £28.4m in project refinancing with the Royal Bank of Scotland for three solar projects, totaling 34MW, in the UK. CTBR – News
23 Oct 2014

“Solarmojo” For Solar Employee Benefits, 60-Day Discount For All Americans!

“Solarmojo” sounds a bit like fantasy, but using the term as a promo code will get you a chance to cut your electric bills in half, starting today. Online solar panel cost consultants from Geostellar, a West
22 Oct 2014

SolarCity & Vivint Solar Dominating US Home Solar Power

CleanTechnica Note: Who knows what the future holds? But the present is very clear: the two top solar companies in the US home solar market, SolarCity and Vivint Solar, are dominating the market. At a tiny percentage
21 Oct 2014

Solar System Prices Decreased By 20% In 2013

RenewEconomy. A new report from the US Department of Energy has revealed that system prices for distributed solar PV in America dropped by between 12 and 19 per cent nationwide in 2013 – and will likely fall