The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission voted this week to force the state’s largest utility to rethink its plan for the future, how it integrates rooftop solar and its entire business model.
Rooftop solar advocates raised their voices in Colorado this week.
NRG Energy, one of the country’s largest power generators and electricity retailers, purchased one of the country’s biggest residential solar companies last week, making the utility a leader in adapting its business model to the changing energy landscape.
Storing excess energy from wind farms in batteries would use more energy than would be wasted if the excess electricity were not stored. But storing excess power from solar PV makes energy sense, according to a recent study from Stanford University.
Minnesota regulators voted this week to create the nation’s first value-of-solar tariff.
Arizona was one among just a couple of states in the country that lost solar jobs in 2013, according to the recent Solar Jobs Census released by the Solar Foundation.
Rooftop solar has a lot of momentum and the support of a massive populous behind it. But will it be enough to storm the sturdy castle gates of long-established utility institutions?
Thanks in large part to the increasing attractiveness of rooftop solar installations, the solar industry added one of every 142 new jobs created in the United States last year, according to the annual National Solar Jobs Census released this week by nonprofit The Solar Foundation.
Dan McGrath was a master electrician when Massachusetts increased its solar incentives in 2010. He saw an opportunity in an emerging market and made a big leap of faith.
Google might help the world search for just about-well, everything, but when the search and mobile giant is looking for investments, it’s increasingly turning to solar.