Yet again, solar provides a significant chunk of new generating capacity in the U.S., at 25.8%. In fact, in July renewables accounted for all new generating capacity, with no new electrical generating capacity from either coal or nuclear so far this year.
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 and Meridian Solar’s role in moving it forward.
As SolarCity experiences ups and downs, solar and financial analysts ponder its fate. While no one is making definitive predictions for the company, some concerns have surfaced about the future of its business model. Yet few would bet against Elon Musk.
Fitch Ratings says new investor classes and alternative financing will further expand the DG market. This will continue to challenge the traditional utility business model, already under siege from energy efficiency and other market dynamics.
Attesting to the success of the model, The Palmetto Group announces the launch of a new online investment platform. The platform lets accredited individuals invest in solar projects across America using secure, debt-based instruments.
While the Midwest may not be the first area that comes to mind when you think of solar, a lot is happening there -- especially when it comes to larger projects. Today, we take a look at some interesting solar projects happening in the middle of the country.
While naysayers abound, solar continues its ascent in the U.S. and throughout the world. One report even predicts that in just 11 years, it will be the primary source of energy.
Indiana's solar industry is thriving. How has this traditional bastion of Coal Country become a solar power frontrunner?
Solar Power World ranks the top 400 solar contractors, covering the areas of utility, commercial, residential, and off-grid. Ranging from EPCs to developers to nonprofits, the list is a testament to the depth and breadth of the growing solar industry.
By Carter Lavin
PV Solar Report guest contributor
The solar industry, where policy trumps sunshine as a resource, is hugely influenced by politics. Carter Lavin takes a look at five factors affecting solar politics and what we can do to influence their course.
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