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With Solar, U.S. Rooftops Could Provide Nearly Half of Nation’s Power

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has almost doubled its previous estimate of the total U.S. technical potential for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and has found that U.S. building rooftops could generate close to 40 percent of national electricity sales. NREL says its analysts have used detailed light detection and […]

Joe Biden Says Federal Policies Are Helping Solar Power Grow ‘Exponentially’

By Michael Puttre, Solar Industry Magazine U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden addressed the general session of the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, Calif., on Wednesday. He brought a message of federal support for solar power to an enthusiastic crowd. If his talking points about the importance of the solar sector to the U.S. essentially […]

Energy Dept. Invests Millions More in Cost-Cutting Solar R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $56 million for 40 research and development (R&D) projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy. The awards build upon the DOE’s previous investments made under its SunShot Initiative, a collaborative effort to make solar fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources by the end of the decade.

The Trend Continues: U.S. Solar Prices See Double-Digit Drops

By Solar Industry Magazine U.S. distributed solar photovoltaic system prices dropped by 12-19 percent nationwide in 2013, according to a joint report from two of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) national labs. In addition, the report says 2014 prices are expected to drop another 3-12 percent, depending on system location and market segment. The […]


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