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The Solar Singularity: 2017 Update

March 24, 2017

The “solar singularity” is the point where solar becomes so cheap in a majority of countries around the world that it is established as the default new power source...

Northern Lights: Large-Scale Solar Power Is Spreading Across the U.S.

March 23, 2017

The 1,000-acre North Star Solar farm, which opened in December, is the largest, most northerly solar power plant in the United States...

As solar booms, utilities look to build new business models with strategic investments

March 14, 2017

Beyond simply contracting for solar, utilities are increasingly investing in the sector to ‘position themselves to be the utility of the future'...

US Solar Has Biggest Year Ever, Nearly Doubling Previous Record — #1 Source Of New US Electricity Capacity

March 9, 2017

According to new figures published today by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the US solar market installed a total of 14,762 megawatts (MW) of solar PV in 2016...

Concentrated Solar Power Market to surpass 24 GW by 2025: Global Market Insights Inc.

March 09, 2017

Growing adoption of clean energy fuel over conventional fuel will drive the global concentrated solar power market size over the forecast timeframe. Government measure towards carbon footprints and greenhouse gas emissions may further compliant the industry growth...

U.S. Solar Surged 95% to Become Largest Source of New Energy

February 14, 2017

Solar developers installed a record 14.6 gigawatts in the U.S. last year, almost double the total from 2015 and enough to make photovoltaic panels the largest source of new electric capacity for the first time...

U.S. Solar Jobs Jumped Almost 25% In the Past Year

February 07, 2017

The U.S. solar industry employed 260,077 workers last year, a nearly 25% increase in the number of jobs from 2015. That jump was largely driven by a massive increase in solar panel installations...

Trump May Not Like Alternative Energy, but Investors Should

January 06, 2017

The sector has become as much about getting returns on investments and catching the next technological boom as it is about reducing greenhouse gases and helping the environment...

Solar Could Beat Coal to Become the Cheapest Power on Earth

January 02, 2017

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere...

World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That's Cheaper Than Wind

December 14, 2016

A transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity...

Google Says It Will Run Entirely on Renewable Energy in 2017

December 06, 2016

Google consumed as much energy as the city of San Francisco. Next year, it said, all of that energy will come from wind farm and solar panels...

Amazon Brings on Five New Solar Projects to Power Its Cloud

November 18, 2016

Amazon Web Services is bringing on five new solar farms to help power its massive cloud data centers. The new solar facilities, all in Virginia, will bring 180 megawatts of power onto the grid by the end of next year...

Wind and solar advance in the power war against coal

October 27, 2016

THE battle between clean energy and dirty coal has entered a new phase. The International Energy Agency (IEA), an industry forecaster, this week reported that in 2015 for the first time renewable energy passed coal as the world’s biggest source of power-generating capacity...

Renewable Energy Overtakes Coal (FSLR, NEE)

October 25, 2016

Renewable energy has surpassed coal as the largest source of global electricity generation and it is expected to grow at a faster pace than originally thought, industry experts have found....

Two Charts That Show How Renewable Energy Has Blown Away Expectations

October 15, 2016

The world’s most prominent energy forecaster will raise its outlook for wind and solar installations following a decade of underestimating growth in the renewables industry...

Renewable Energy Was 16.9 Percent of US Electric Generation in the First Half of 2016

August 25, 2016

According to data released on Aug. 24 by the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA), renewable energy in the U.S. through the first half of 2016, including hydro-electric power, biomass, geothermal, wind, and solar (including distributed solar), provided 16.9 percent of electricity generation...

10 Solar Energy Facts & Charts You (& Everyone) Should Know

August 17, 2016

You can do your part on this point, of course, by 1) sharing these more widely than you share the typical article, and 2) throwing additional facts and charts into the comments...

How Will The Solar PV Industry Look In 2020?

August 09, 2016

As of mid-2016, the total solar capacity installed and operating globally amounts to some 320 GWp (320 gigawatts peak, or gigawatt DC). This is over 1 billion solar panels...

Solar Power Is Finding Its Day in the Sun

July 05, 2016

Solar power is on pace for the first time this year to contribute more new electricity to the grid than will any other form of energy—a feat driven more by economics than green mandates...

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