solar power

Read our latest stories on efforts to power homes and businesses with the sun’s rays.

Solar-Powered EV Charging Arrives in the San Joaquin Valley

Local officials touted the launch of an extensive solar-powered electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the San Joaquin Valley. But is this money well…

Clean Energy Employs Almost 10 Million People Worldwide

According to IRENA, 9.8 million people work in the global renewables sector as of the end of 2016. Solar power has driven much…

France Moves Forward with 17 GW of Clean Energy Investments

France has announced a large investment in renewable power projects, suggesting the country will start a slow transition away from nuclear power, which…

Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles Make Waves for Aesthetics and Affordability

Tesla says its solar roofing tiles are ready for market -- and promises quite a payoff over the life of these next-gen solar…

Tesla’s Mounting Challenges Include SEC Inquiry and EV Rivals

Tesla is facing more challenges -- including a disappointing quarterly financials report, another SEC investigation, and new startup competitors in the electric car…

Tesla and Panasonic Introduce Sleeker Solar Panels

Tesla and Panasonic introduced a new line of solar panels that practically blend in with the typical roof - gone are those boxy…

Creative Ways to Make Solar Pay Back for Commercial Buildings

Local permitting challenges and utility demand rates can lower the rate of return on a commercial solar project. But solutions abound!

Two Keys to Successful Commercial Solar

3p economic correspondent Bill Roth explains how utilities use demand charges to put a cloud over customer-owned solar power.

The Next Big Thing in Renewable Energy for Homeowners

Capacity for home energy-storage technologies continues to rise while costs go down. This will make solar a no-brainer for many families.

Residential Solar: Competition Can Create Confusion

Rather than increasing consumer confidence, competition among solar installers might be undermining sales.

Co-Ops Bring Solar to Hundreds Of Rural Communities

A Barack Obama-era solar energy program is helping hundreds of rural communities access low-cost solar through electricity co-ops.

U.S. Energy Dept. Touts New ‘Solar Fuel’ Catalysts for the Hydrogen Economy

A dozen new catalysts offer opportunities to produce renewable hydrogen and other fuels using sunlight and water.

New York Reaps 800 Percent Solar Growth in Five Years

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state's support of solar power resulted in an 800 percent rise in the solar sector since…

India Is Set for Solar Success in 2017

India expects to commission 7.7 gigawatts of utility-scale solar projects this year, a 90 percent increase from 2016.

India’s Air Pollution Catching Up to China as Worst on Earth

According to a recent study, India’s air is becoming the deadliest on Earth -- outpacing even China, which loses over a million people…