Any discussion about U.S. energy today inevitably turns to the new, abundant and cheap natural gas supplies being fracked from shale basins -- and how solar and wind can compete with it. But if you think of wind, solar and other renewable energy as an hedge against natural gas's price volatility, they start to look a bit more competitive.
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Washington University in St. Louis and a consortium of universities, laboratories and industry partners are in the process of launching the Solar Energy Research Institute in India and the United States to coordinate efforts to create low-cost solar cells and systems.
Senate Republicans rolled out a series of big energy measures this week but declined to say whether they would try and move their agenda through in a catchall bill if they regain the Senate majority.
The solar industry has done a spectacular job lowering costs in the past three years, slashing per-watt costs in half. But that price freefall, driven by the massive scale-up of Chinese manufacturers, has put dozens, if not hundreds, of solar companies on the endangered list.
This week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a law meant to reinvigorate the solar industry in the Garden State by requiring utilities to buy more solar energy.
The Tri-Cities' infamous "400 days of sunshine" now are helping power Kadlec Regional Medical Center with the recent installation of an array of solar panels on the Richland hospital's roof.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and national solar industry leaders are scheduled to speak Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9 and 10, at Solar Power Colorado, the largest conference and product expo for the Colorado solar industry.
Solar industry job figures have always been tough to find, but a new study released Tuesday by Elliott D. Pollack and Co. pegs the state?s nascent industry as providing about $2 billion to the economy and touching about 16,000 jobs.
The small town of Boulder City can claim big-time bragging rights when it comes to producing renewable energy. Leading the nation will do that for a community.
Going solar is a beautiful thing. It not only saves money on your electrical bills for decades to come-it conserve the earth's precious resources as well. But where to turn for current, insightful resources on solar panels, pricing, financing and incentive options in 2012? How to know how much energy your home consumes right now, and how much you can save down the road with solar-powered renewable energy?