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We may be on the verge of a “climate swerve.” With the price of solar plummeting and more consumers becoming aware of climate change, solar is uniquely poised as a pain-free way to take action.

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Companies need to avoid making assumptions about the U.S. solar market, as it consists of a tapestry of solar policies, incentives, climate regions, micro-markets, and diverse consumers.

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We may be on the verge of a “climate swerve.” With the price of solar plummeting and more consumers becoming aware of climate change, solar is uniquely poised as a pain-free way to take action.

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A new poll shows that Colorado voters overwhelmingly support net metering and rooftop solar -- and would have a less favorable impression of Xcel if it charged an extra fee for solar customers.

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ISS receives construction funding for 200 MW of solar farms. Construction will begin shortly on these. Buyers are currently being sought for the individual projects.

INDUSTRY

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Hanwha SolarOne becomes the newest board member for the Solar Energy Industries Association. Hanwha will work with SEIA to provide expertise from the perspective of a PV manufacturer.

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Solar provides a significant chunk of new generating capacity in the U.S., at 25.8%. In July, renewables accounted for all new generating capacity.

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RGS Energy and Mosaic announce that they have partnered to launch the Mosaic Home Solar Loan. The new loan program provides a simple...

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Companies need to avoid making assumptions about the U.S. solar market, as it consists of a tapestry of solar policies, incentives, climate regions, micro-markets, and diverse consumers.

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Texas enjoys abundant sun but not as abundant solar power. That’s starting to change. Travis Moller of Meridian Solar gives us his insights on the Texas commercial solar market.

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The solar industry, where policy trumps sunshine as a resource, is hugely influenced by politics. There are five factors affecting solar politics and what we can do to influence their course.

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A Public Utilities Commission decision in Minnesota may allow community solar projects to move forward, but it does not include the now well-known “value of solar” formula for those projects.

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We can reverse decades of environmental injustice by putting energy dollars back into disadvantaged communities and zero-emission electricity generation.

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While the solar industry focuses on attacks on net metering, another threat lurks in the form of increased insurance scrutiny on solar.