The American solar photovoltaic (PV) industry has grown tremendously in recent years. In 2012, more than 3,300 MW of solar power were installed throughout the United States, with a record 1,300 MW installed in the last three months of the year alone. Falling costs for hardware and installation have accelerated this trend, but it has mainly been driven by public policies that generously reward those who install solar systems.
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WASHINGTON, DC – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, and the BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations, today announced a new partnership to help support their mutual goal -- building a robust clean energy economy to power America.
The solar industry applauded a decision by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission that allows Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL) to acquire as much as 33.6 megawatts as part of the company's Solar Rewards program.
The Department of Defense has been aggressively pursuing alternative energy both as the key to future national security and as a means of reducing troop casualties in the field, and a new Army solar project provides a perfect illustration of the two entwined goals.
In the days following Superstorm Sandy, Starbucks and other restaurants in the New York City region had lines out the door. The customers were not in line to get coffee or food, but instead to use the electric outlets to charge their dead cell phones.
Minnesota regulators on Monday ordered Xcel Energy to retain a popular program that subsidizes the small-scale solar-power projects of its customers.
IT’S HEARTENING that Georgia Power wants to more than triple its solar capacity with panels at solar farms and on the roofs of ratepayers’ homes and businesses.
When Morrisville State College automotive professor Steve Law bought his 13-acre property near campus 20 years ago, he asked students in the college’s structures classes to design a south-facing pole barn where he could one day install a solar energy system.
Two major local employers will install a total of more than 8,300 solar panels, making them the latest participants in the growing solar panel industry.
HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) - A lakeshore company is helping bring brighter days to the state's economy. Holland-based Solar Street Lights USA makes a product that can't be found anywhere else in the state and the company says its even saving people's lives.