North America: Solar and political struggle

2017 is already a banner year for solar in the United States. Following on record levels of deployment in 2016, the solar industry has been hitting a series of new records, with utility-scale solar costs falling below $1 per watt, power purchase agreements being reported at under $0.03 per kilowatt-hours, and the leading state, California, getting 13% of its electricity from solar on an annual basis. But at the same time that the...

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To Fight Climate Change – Canada and California are Teaming up Again

We can’t deny that the world’s climate is changing fast. The ice in Antarctica is melting, animals are going thirsty, plants are dying and heat is becoming deadly. With these circumstances happening, countries around the world are now taking their steps to make our world cleaner by using renewable energy with the Paris climate deal, and while President Trump does not fully support this deal, California and other western states are...

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China’s Solar Growth and the Lesson It Brings to U.S

We all know how fast China’s solar growth is, at the end of 2010, China had just 800 MW of solar capacity installed within its borders, but by the end of 2015, the number skyrocketed 50 times — that’s 43,500 MW in total, the largest installed solar base of any country in the world. Seeing this improvement China did, researchers from Stanford University said in a new report “the U.S. should capitalize on China’s formidable...

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Clean Energy Standard: State must meet minimum energy standard by 2030

An announcement about the initiative which is called Clean Energy Standard was made by Governor Andrew Cuomo to tell the people that the New York State Public Service Commission already approved the initiative that will require 50 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources by the year 2030. A report issued from Cuomo’s office stated that the initiative will rely on renewable energy sources such as...

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Solar Energy: The more, the better

The use of solar energy is increasing rapidly. Many more solar projects are coming more public buildings are making the decision to install it on their roofs. But even though the use of solar power increased rapidly, many more unused opportunities still exist and waiting to be used. Clean Energy Community Foundation has stimulated such practices within the state for years. Environmental centers, schools, and other public facilities...

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Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) New Land Leasing Guide

A new guide has been published by US Solar Energy Industries Association for landowners that are = interested in leasing their land for use by solar developers. The guide covers the important aspects of how to work with a solar developer, from initial site visit to lease finalization. See the guide HERE. SEIA’s interim president Tom Kimbis said ”the solar industry is committed to full understanding of solar by consumers, including...

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