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The Future for Solar Energy

There’s no doubt that solar energy will play a bigger and bigger role in how Americans get their energy in the coming decades. The fact that we are running out of fossil fuels and that the cost of fossil fuel is so high, combined with the fact that fossil fuels are causing serious environmental damage […]

Financial Aspects of Solar Panels

It’s difficult to gauge the cost of purchasing and installing solar panels because the exact price will depend on several factors. The type of solar panel system that you buy, the manufacturer, the amount of power that you want to generate, the cost of installation, and amount of rebates and incentives that you can get […]

Solar Energy in the USA

Even though the use of solar energy in the United States is relatively new, people in other countries have been using solar energy for a long time. Right now Germany is the biggest producer of solar energy, followed closely by Australia. Interest in solar power around the world increased during the Oil Embargo of 1973 […]

Is Environmental Regulation a Substitute for a US National Energy Policy?

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SolarEnergyrssFeed/~3/yuhdO6YBKuU/is-environmental-regulation-a-substitute-for-a-us-national-energy-policy.html Environmental regulation has certainly played an important role in the development of clean renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, manufacturing/operating systems and designs. It is important, however, to consider whether or not environmental regulation is in fact an acceptable substitute for a targeted national energy policy.

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Vivint Said to Seek $300 Million for Rooftop Solar Operations

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SolarEnergyrssFeed/~3/VWpYcjQAOpQ/vivint-said-to-seek-300-million-for-rooftop-solar-operations.html Vivint Solar Inc., the second-largest U.S. rooftop solar company, is seeking a financing package of about $300 million to help grow its operations, according to two people familiar with the deal.

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Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SolarEnergyrssFeed/~3/Dvmv4tHMRwk/top-6-things-you-didn-t-know-about-solar-energy.html The solar industry is changing rapidly as it experiences unprecedented growth. Here are 6 facts that may surprise you about this increasingly popular source of power.

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Pay-As-You-Go Solar Companies Spread Light Across Africa

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SolarEnergyrssFeed/~3/RbuTa6V3ayw/pay-as-you-go-solar-companies-spread-light-across-africa.html Just nine months after pay-as-you-go (PAYG) off-grid solar company PEG announced that it had raised $3.2 million to expand its presence in Ghana, today the company announced that it has raised an additional $4.3 million to continue that expansion. Paris-based Energy Access Venture (EAV) invested $2 million in the latest round, joining Blue Haven Initiative. Existing investors Engie Rassembleurs d’Energie and Investisseurs & Partenaires also participated in the round.  The funding will be used to expand operations in Ghana, build out the management team, and to enter Ivory Coast.

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Former Energy CEO David Crane Envisions a Future without Fossils

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SolarEnergyrssFeed/~3/nqxxDS0iGFs/former-energy-ceo-david-crane-envisions-a-future-without-fossils.html During Crane’s 12-year run as CEO, he tried to transform NRG—then America’s fourth-largest carbon emitter—into a firm focused on wind, solar and nuclear power.

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Jobs Toll Set to Worsen Amid UK Renewable Energy Subsidy Cuts 

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SolarEnergyrssFeed/~3/ZXuOSIVQYeI/jobs-toll-set-to-worsen-amid-uk-subsidy-cuts.html The UK government’s hostility towards renewable energy subsidies continues to bite. Following a policy announcement last December that became effective in April, the industry was left facing a 60 percent cut to feed-in tariffs for solar, wind, hydro and anaerobic digestion.

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US Environmental Protection Agency Moves Forward with Clean Energy Incentive Program, Includes Geothermal and Hydropower

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SolarEnergyrssFeed/~3/OP5-6JXT448/us-environmental-regulators-move-forward-with-clean-energy-incentive-program.html The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday released additional details for public comment about the optional Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP), a part of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), despite the hold currently placed on the CPP by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Lebanon Seeks Utility-Scale Solar Boom to Secure Power Supplies

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SolarEnergyrssFeed/~3/jFTcLmEpOLs/lebanon-seeks-utility-scale-solar-boom-to-secure-power-supplies.html Lebanon plans to bulk up on renewable-energy assets beyond just rooftop solar in a move that could wean reliance on fossil fuels and avoid blackouts, according to a government agency.

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What Does Britain’s Solar Record Tell Us?

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SolarEnergyrssFeed/~3/_SRqS0FwcXY/what-does-britain-s-solar-record-tell-us.html Damian Carrington reported in The Guardian that solar PV plants in Great Britain generated more electricity than coal in May.

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Canadian Solar Investing $23 Million in Brazil Panel Factory

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SolarEnergyrssFeed/~3/vh5nUE43j54/canadian-solar-investing-23-million-in-brazil-panel-factory.html Canadian Solar Inc., the world’s second-largest solar manufacturer, is building its first plant in Brazil.

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