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Europe Set for 50 TWh Solar Power Boom in 2024

Europe Set for 50 TWh Solar Power Boom in 2024

Europe anticipates a significant increase…

Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Solar Really Can Be Cheaper Than Coal

Feb 18, 2015 at 16:11 | Colin Chilcoat

The ongoing volatility in the oil markets has led many major companies to dramatically slash their capex budgets and workforces in a bid to survive. The…

The World's 10 Biggest Solar Farms

Feb 06, 2015 at 19:37 | Andrew Topf

Solar power may have its critics, with many pointing out the intermittency limitation compared to traditional energy stalwarts like coal, oil and gas. But there is no denying that the…

This Solar Company Keeps Reporting Losses But You May Want To Buy It Anyway

Nov 20, 2014 at 16:55 | Martin Tillier

We all know that logically we should assess the value and prospects of any stock based on the profitability and prospects of the company. That is investing 101, but sometimes…

How A Solar Revolution Could Be Near

Oct 29, 2014 at 17:48 | Climate Progress

Credit: ShutterstockCan we build enough carbon-free energy fast enough to avert catastrophic climate change without having to power this energy…

Could Solar Provide 27% Of World’s Energy By 2050?

Oct 03, 2014 at 17:15 | Breakthrough Institute

Rapid Expansion of Solar Depends on Massive Subsidies and High Carbon PriceThe International Energy Agency updated their technology roadmaps for…

India Is Committed To Solar, But Don’t Invest Just Yet

Oct 02, 2014 at 18:16 | Martin Tillier

In an interview this week with the Guardian newspaper, India’s power and coal minister, Piyush Goyal, claimed that India would become a “renewable superpower” in the next few years.…

How A Mistake May Lead To More Efficient Solar Power

Oct 02, 2014 at 17:40 | Andy Tully

Despite how it sounds, the concept of an “organic solar cell” wasn’t dreamed up in some marketer’s hyperactive imagination. An organic solar cell is actually “a type…

New York State’s Solar-Friendly Policies Could Become a Model

Sep 30, 2014 at 17:22 | Nick Cunningham

New York State is transforming itself into a model of solar power.In April, Governor Andrew Cuomo committed $1 billion to NY-Sun Initiative, a relatively new incentive…

Texas Set To Become Solar Powerhouse

Sep 02, 2014 at 16:04 | Nick Cunningham

Texas could finally become a leader in solar, thanks to a new resolution passed by the city council of Austin. The bill will require the municipal utility, Austin…

Why China Is Leading The World In Solar Power

Aug 22, 2014 at 17:40 | Andrew Topf

China is the world’s top energy consumer, with the vast majority of its electricity coming from domestically-mined coal. But the Asian nation is cutting its dependence on coal, oil and…

Follow the Yellow (Solar Panel) Road

Jul 02, 2014 at 17:17 | Amy Gleich

It's time for American roads to pull their own weight. Sure, we drive on them every day, enabling us to travel to practically every part of the country -- but…

Solar Wars: China Loses a Battle

Jun 19, 2014 at 17:10 | Ky Krauthamer

The world’s biggest maker of solar panels wants to make sure investors think “soccer,” not “subsidies,” when they see the name “Yingli Solar.” That’s why billions of TV viewers are…

China Might Be Winning The Race To Reduce Solar Costs

Jun 17, 2014 at 17:01 | Martin Tillier

Many people, even fanatical advocates of solar power, are unaware quite how close we are to reaching a critical milestone in the industry. Within a fairly short space of time,…

Investing In Solar Power’s “Picks, Pans And Shovels”

May 30, 2014 at 12:07 | Martin Tillier

Last week, for the first time since I started writing here, I wrote a positive piece about solar energy. I picked two companies, First Solar (FSLR) and Canadian Solar (CSIQ)…

Rare Value In Alternatives

May 23, 2014 at 14:39 | Martin Tillier

Until now, I have said very little about alternative energy stocks. Let me make it clear; it’s not that I don’t believe in the desirability or potential of renewable energy…

U.S. Commerce Secretary Brings Delegation To Africa In Search Of Energy Contract

May 20, 2014 at 16:18 | John Daly

On June 30, 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a “Power Africa” initiative to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa, intended to assist the population of sub-Saharan Africa, more…

Canadian-Saudi JV to Build $5 Billion Solar Power Installation in Nigeria

May 09, 2014 at 14:47 | John Daly

While Nigeria worldwide is known as Black Africa’s largest hydrocarbon exporter, the state is also looking into renewable energy for indigenous use. Nigeria’s Delta State’s solar initiative follows the…

The Age of Solar has Arrived

May 09, 2014 at 12:56 | Editorial Dept

Solar companies reported their first quarter earnings this past week and their stocks took a hammering. As the market closed on May 7, First Solar (NYSE: FSLR) saw its share…

A Polluted Superfund Site Is Now Home To 36,000 Solar Panels

Apr 23, 2014 at 15:27 | Climate Progress

A 43-acre solar farm is now generating power at a Superfund site in Indiana, making it the nation’s largest solar farm built on a Superfund site.The Maywood Solar…

Solar Power Threatening Future for U.S. Electric Utilities

Mar 14, 2014 at 17:34 | Llewellyn King

A persistent warning light is flashing for U.S. electric utilities. The utilities -- big and small, for- and not-for-profit -- are facing serious disruptive technology. The old business models are…

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