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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

The Best Play In Solar Right Now

Jun 23, 2015 at 17:10 | Martin Tillier

By now, most of us have a view on solar power. You may believe it is the future of energy; that harnessing the very energy that…

Solar Space Race Already Underway

Jun 12, 2015 at 17:24 | Ronke Luke

Has space-based solar power just had a breakthrough moment?Alternative Energy News reports that on March 12th, 2015 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) successfully…

Bursting The Solar Leasing Bubble

Jun 03, 2015 at 17:03 | Michael McDonald

The solar industry has been one of the most dynamic sections of the renewable space in the last decade, but many of the biggest changes have…

Top 5 Solar Markets in Asia

May 29, 2015 at 17:24 | Gaurav Agnihotri

In a recent article, I predicted that the age of oil might approach the beginning of its end in the next 30 years. In a similar statement reported by…

Investors Turning Away From Green Energy

May 28, 2015 at 16:40 | Michael McDonald

Investors looking for the next “big thing” could be forgiven for being a little unsure about the state of the green energy revolution. While some commentators…

Terawatt Solar Farms By 2050?

May 28, 2015 at 16:26 | Darrell Delamaide

 Government policies should shift incentives in solar energy away from rooftop deployment in residences toward utility-scale use because this is the most cost-effective way to deploy…

Is This The Efficiency Breakthrough Solar Has Been Waiting For?

May 26, 2015 at 17:42 | Darrell Delamaide

A new attempt to generate electricity from solar power using a Stirling engine created a ripple of interest recently when an article in the Guardian hailed…

A Spanner In The Works Of The Solar Revolution

May 07, 2015 at 14:58 | Michael McDonald

Moore’s Law famously postulates that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every two years. That relationship has held true for fifty years and has led to the…

India Could Be The Next Solar Investment Hotspot

May 07, 2015 at 13:03 | Gaurav Agnihotri

India could well be the next hotbed for a solar revolution. Plagued by red tape, land acquisition and corruption issues in the past, the new Indian government is all set…

5 Solar Stocks That Should Be On Your Radar

May 05, 2015 at 16:50 | Andrew Topf

The past nine months have given most energy investors pause to consider whether the oil and gas industry is the best place to park their money right now. While the…

Is Solar Energy Ready To Compete With Oil And Other Fossil Fuels?

Apr 30, 2015 at 18:35 | Gaurav Agnihotri

The solar energy industry may prove to be a dark horse in the race to provide global energy security. The world has renewed its interest in…

Solar Could Be UK's Biggest Loser This Year

Apr 21, 2015 at 15:17 | Andrew Topf

Traditionally powered by coal, natural gas, and to a lesser extent, nuclear, the United Kingdom has been a reluctant convert to solar power. However that has…

Something To Consider Before Buying In To Rooftop Solar

Apr 20, 2015 at 17:19 | Michael McDonald

Green energy has moved to the forefront of the national conversation on energy production even as oil prices sit near decade lows. The simple fact that…

How Much Money Can You Really Save With A Smart Home?

Apr 15, 2015 at 17:05 | Michael McDonald

It has become conventional wisdom that the wave of the future is “smart home” technology from smart utility meters that read a houses energy usage automatically…

Off-Grid Solar Threatens Utilites In The Next Decade

Apr 09, 2015 at 12:17 | Nick Cunningham

The utility death spiral could be just around the corner. A new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) finds that solar photovoltaics combined with…

Time To Get Back Into Canadian Solar

Mar 13, 2015 at 17:21 | Martin Tillier

Longtime, regular readers with the memory of an elephant may remember an article that I wrote in May of last year. That piece suggested that even…

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…

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