Solar Industry

These blog posts evaluate the successes and challenges of the solar industry.

Solar is Setting Records

Mon, 2013-04-15 09:22

In March 2013, the solar industry made history. For the first time, all new utility electricity generation that was added to the U.S. grid in March all came from solar energy. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) “Energy Infrastructure Update,” more than 44 megawatts of solar energy were brought online from seven projects across the U.S. These states include California, Nevada, New Jersey, Hawaii, Arizona, and North Carolina.

The Report

Solar Turns Wasteland To Greener Land

Wed, 2013-02-20 07:10

The deployment of solar energy on abandoned, contaminated land could be a match made in green economy heaven. While there are challenges involved in transforming these sites into suitable locations for renewable energy projects, there doesn’t seem to be much of a downside to making it happen. Environmentalists, renewable energy developers, government agencies, and local communities agree that the benefits abound.

Environmental Upside

Warm Reports About Solar Growth

Mon, 2011-03-21 09:18

Forecast Is Sunny With a Chance of Solar: New Reports Are Optimistic About US Solar Growth

Sometimes it doesn’t seem like there is a whole lot to be bullish about in this crippled economy that is limping its way back to life.

We’ve all heard the promises of green jobs and green tech that will resurrect the country from its economic and environmental death spiral.

But what’s the real forecast?

Renewable Energy Resource - Home Power

Fri, 2011-03-18 12:25

For those of you looking for industry news or trends in the growing renewable energy field there are several resources out on the web. One that we recommend is Home Power.

Since 1987, Home Power magazine has been the leading renewable energy information source for end-users and professional alike. Topics include solar, wind, and hydro-electricity, solar hot water, energy efficient building, clean transportation technologies, and much more.

Check our their site to learn more about Home Power magazine.

Solar Growth Hampered By Government Regulation

Fri, 2011-01-21 09:11

If you've been following the news lately, you'll no doubt have heard about the demise of American Solar Panel Manufacturers. Essentially, China is driving the prices of panels down so low that many American manufacturers are simply giving up and buying Chinese made panels. While I think this is a disaster for American manufacturing, I thought this would be a boon for Amercian Solar installers as the cost of panels has drop up to 80% in the last few years (depending on the type of panel).