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Tax Credit Extension Makes Commercial Solar More Profitable

Now that Congress has extended the solar investment tax credit (ITC) for five more years, new and profitable opportunities to deploy solar energy…

USAID: Renewables Are a Way to End Poverty in India

USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its…

How California Blackouts Will Make Solar and Batteries A National Story

California again faces potential blackouts. Could the potential loss of power push the state's innovation in solar and energy storage to the fore?

Farmers Quit Corn; Grow Solar Power

The controversy over farmers having the right to sign contract with solar and wind power companies is now taking center stage in North…

Huge Potential: Rooftop Solar Could Power 39% of America

Rooftop photovoltaic solar panels could generate 1,118 gigawatts of energy -- more than a third of America's current energy needs, says the U.S.…

Is Australia Really Winning the Solar Energy Race?

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 19 percent of Australian households now have either rooftop solar panels or solar-powered hot water systems…

Solar Beat Natural Gas for New Electric Generation Capacity in 2015

Solar energy had another record-breaking year in 2015, installing nearly 7.3 gigawatts of new capacity.

How Google Became the World’s Largest Corporate Purchaser of Renewable Energy

Google is the biggest corporate purchaser globally of renewable energy, with a hand in utility-scale wind and solar projects that span the globe.

5 Reasons to Be Excited About Solar

Whether you are an individual or a business, and regardless of where you live or are based, solar power and energy is an…

Whole Foods Partners with SolarCity to Install PV Panels on 100 Roofs

Whole Foods has reached an agreement with NRG Energy and SolarCity to install as many as 84 to 100 solar rooftop installations on…

World’s Tallest Solar Tower Take Shape in Israel

Construction is now underway on the Ashalim Thermal Solar Power Station, where a vacant stretch of the Negev desert in Israel will be…

Electrify Africa: Balancing Energy Access and Long-Term Sustainability

New energy development, spurred by the recently passed Electrify Africa Act, is set to significantly increase access to affordable power for millions throughout…

Prologis Makes the Business Case for Investing in Solar

Warehouse owner Prologis has long been engaged in the solar industry, and it's now America's second largest corporate solar power generator after Walmart.

Nevada Solar Jobs Threatened, Highlighted in Political Contest

After recent utility rate changes, hundreds of people are out of work in Nevada while residential customers are left wondering if they made…

Power in the Sahara: World’s Largest Solar Plant Opens in Morocco

The king of Morocco officially launched the first phase of the world's largest concentrated solar power plant, the Noor Complex. When finished, the…