Solar Power Fastest-Growing Source of New Energy

The long-standing prediction on technology dominating renewable energy in the near future is beginning to materialize. According to recent report from the International Energy...

Tesla Completes its First Solar Roof Installations

Tesla has completed its first Solar Roof installations. At the moment they are being installed on Tesla employee homes to test and monitor the systems.



Freedom Solar snags SolarCity leader to open new Dallas branch

Austin-based Freedom Solar Power hired former SolarCity leader Barry Van Wie to head up the company’s growth in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Van Wie will be responsible for hiring...

NV Energy Proposes Net Metering in New Application

NV Energy has filed a joint application on behalf of its subsidiaries outlining how it plans to implement Nevada's new net metering tariffs signed into law earlier this year.

RE-volv and GRID Alternatives Partner on Solar Installation for Low-Income California...

Berkeley, CA – Today, a team of RE-volv volunteers known as “Solar Champions” launched a crowdfunding campaign for a 10.7 kW solar array for...

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Supports Community Nonprofit Solar Projects with RE-volv

College students in South Carolina and Pennsylvania are launching solar crowdfunding campaigns today with the support of the Solar Ambassador program, a training course created by RE-volv, a San Francisco-based nonprofit.

2018 Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy

The 2018 Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy conference, organized by the Renewables 100 Policy Institute, takes place in Berkeley, California, on Thursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13.

How Solar Emergency Microgrids Keep the Lights on After Natural Disasters

The Peninsula Advanced Energy Community (PAEC) Initiative explored scenarios in which a Solar Emergency Microgrid could provide indefinite backup power for a community emergency shelter in San Mateo County, California.


Texas Stakeholders Find Common Ground in Utility Revenue Recovery

State power sector players say DER growth should not hurt utility finances, but consensus over rate design reform remains elusive.

Wall-Mounted Solar: A Rising Trend or Barely Hanging On?

High-quality roofs for installation are becoming difficult to come by. A wall-mounted array may not be the first choice, but when a roof is almost completely obstructed, it may be a decent option.

Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program is the Best

John Farrell of ILSR describes why community solar is so successful in Minnesota. There are 10 times more community solar projects in the queue in Minnesota than have been built in the history of community solar.

“Long Tail” & Other Damaging Language: Words Affect Consumer Confidence

Pam Cargill recommends that as an industry, we take a more uplifting tone as we describe the companies of competent tradespersons who sell and install solar products.

Grid Alternatives San Diego’s SummerSolarthon

GRID Alternatives returns to where it began in San Diego eight years ago. Since then, the non-profit has put up a total of 824 systems throughout the county.

Residential Solar Market Turmoil Intensifies As California Declines 41% in First...

The California Solar Index, which tracks new solar permits in major markets, declined 41% in the first quarter of 2017 from the same period in 2016.