US solar industry leaders are campaigning against a likely policy change that will increase import tariffs on Chinese solar panels, saying it could slow the solar industry’s rapid growth domestically.
The white house has decided to go solar!
BMW made headlines this week when it unveiled its new solar carport designed to recharge the auto manufacturer’s i8 plug-in hybrid. But solar carports are a growing business in both residential and commercial applications.
Homeowners who are leasing rooftop solar arrays in Arizona could be hit with an average $152 a year property tax bill they weren’t counting on when they decide to go solar.
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.
The rooftop solar industry has had a triumphant couple of weeks in its defensive battles with utility companies over net metering policies.
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.