Tag: solar industry


Here’s the state of play with the 2.2 GW New York solar bill. Last week, the Assembly passed their version (5060d), 76-16. Earlier, in April, the Senate passed their version (S2522) unanimously. The good news: both bills are for 10 Read more…


Here at Vote Solar we work day in and day out on the policies that help solar thrive. We are passionate about our work – but it’s easy to get buried in a world of regulatory dockets and draft legislation. Read more…


BELECTRIC, a German solar power company, has helped the solar industry achieve a historic milestone with the installation of more than 1 GW of photovoltaic solar power. The amount corresponds to the system output of a large conventional power plant. Read more…


The CEO of Gehrlicher Solar America Corp, Stefan Parhofer, said in an op-ed published by NJ.com that that the tariffs on imported solar energy panels proposed by some U.S. solar manufacturers would do more harm than good. Parhofer’s company, an Read more…


Solar power will continue to flourish in Germany through 2012, said Abhishek Sha, an analyst with a green and technology focused investment fund. Abhishek points to Germany’s best feed in tariff program in the world. An influx of cheap Chinese Read more…


This morning, Chairman Cliff Stearns, who leads the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, told NPR that "We can't compete with China to make solar panels and wind turbines."  

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Our friends at the Solar Foundation released a sneak peek at the results of their 2011 National Solar Jobs Census. It comes as no surprise to any of us working in solar that this fast growing industry continues to brighten Read more…


Today, as part of President Obama's  Executive Order calling on Federal agencies to lead by example in Energy, Environment, and Economic Performance, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that they will install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems by summer 2012 at five Read more…


Colorado is a great place for solar energy production, so it seems fitting that the state serves a role in developing more advanced solar technologies. The industry took a large step in this direction in early June with the official Read more…


Solar power is growing like hardly anything else, in the U.S. and around the world. Solar costs are dropping like crazy and that trend is expected to continue (as it has for decades). But solar stocks are struggling. To start Read more…


For decades California has lead the US solar industry, and is home to half of the installed photovoltaic solar capacity for the whole country.  While California is known for its abundant sunshine, its affinity for solar power and its large Read more…


I have good news. The Department of Energy has offered a $2.1 billion conditional commitment  loan guarantee to support a concentrating solar thermal power plant near Blythe, California. This is the largest amount ever offered to a solar project through Read more…


“What was that? Did you see that?” – Overheard in NY and CT If you are New York or Connecticut resident you would be forgiven for feeling a little left out right now. You see, the solar industry grew at Read more…


Are your solar panels looking a little grimy? No worries, there is now a team of seasoned professionals to do that cleaning for you. Solar Maid, a one-of-a-kind New Jersey company, first began in 2003 but didn’t receive the boost Read more…

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