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EIA: Renewables Accounted for Majority of New U.S. Capacity in 2016

Although the concrete data for the final months of last year isn’t in yet, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it expects renewable generation capacity to have accounted for most 2016 capacity additions in the country. In a new analysis, the agency notes it based its numbers for November and December on planned reported […]

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Community Energy Storage Brings Solar, Utilities, and Ratepayers Together

With innovative technology and collaboration, companies and utility customers stand to benefit from a mix of renewables and storage. For years, electricity came from a generator – such as a coal-burning plant – through the transmission system. The power was dropped off at distribution substations and then went all the way to the consumer’s outlet. […]

ITC Extension Means the Sun Won’t Set On Solar Industry

Christmas came early for America’s solar industry this week when Congress agreed to a budget deal extending the investment tax credit (ITC) an incredible five years. On Friday, the House passed a $1.15 trillion spending bill that included the ITC extension, and the Senate followed suit. The legislation will next land on the desk of […]

Breaking News: Solar ITC Extension Included in Must-Pass Bill

Late the other night, a must-pass appropriations bill in Congress was unveiled that includes a five-year extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit. As you know, extending the ITC has long been a priority for the industry, and as we shared recently, it would be a boon for job creation and solar deployment–allowing it to […]

We’ll Always Have Paris: Advocates Hope COP21 Produces Real Results for Solar

Some renewables advocates are already pleased with the positive results from the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. The event, also known as the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21), may be over, but some industry experts say some of the work was already done—and that bodes well for solar. “We […]

Countries Commit to Cleantech Mission

As announced at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, running Nov. 30 – Dec. 11 in Paris, President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and other world leaders are launching Mission Innovation, a commitment to dramatically accelerate public and private global clean energy innovation. Through the initiative, 20 countries representing 80 percent of global clean […]

On a Cost Basis, Solar and Wind Improve Against Fossil-Fueled Sources

By Michael Puttre, Solar Industry Magazine New analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) says that the leveled cost of electricity (LCOE) for solar photovoltaic and onshore wind power technologies is approaching parity with gas-fired and coal-fired generation – and is even on par in certain markets. LCOE represents the cost of generating a megawatt-hour […]

Poll: Solar & Wind Tax Incentives Enjoy Strong Support Across Political Spectrum

By Solar Industry Magazine A national poll of U.S. homeowners commissioned by Clean Edge Inc. and SolarCity says that 74 percent of those surveyed favor continuing federal tax incentives that support the growth of the solar and wind industries. The survey, conducted by Zogby Analytics, finds strong support for the incentives on a bipartisan basis, […]

Gov. Brown to Expand Solar, Calls for 50 Percent Renewables by 2030

By Solar Industry Magazine California Gov. Jerry Brown has pledged to expand his state’s commitment to clean energy, setting forth a goal to generate 50 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Brown was sworn in for a fourth term as governor. He used the occasion of this state of the state speech to […]


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