How Solar Panels On A Church Rooftop Broke The Law In N.C.

By Dan Gearino, Insideclimatenews.org -

A North Carolina environmental group that tried to challenge the state's utility monopoly by installing solar panels on the roof of a predominantly African-American church and selling the church [...]

California Becomes First State Requiring All New Homes Be Built With Solar

By Rob Nikolewski, Sandiegouniontribune.com -

Environmental groups hailed the decision, pointing to estimates that energy use in buildings account for about one-fourth of greenhouse gas emissions in California. The state’s four [...]

Utilities Kill Solar Bill Despite Majority Support In SC House

By Sammy Fretwell, Thestate.com -

Under pressure from the state's major utilities, the S.C. House killed a solar bill Tuesday that was intended to protect thousands of jobs and save customers money on their monthly power bills. [...]

Solar Foundation Presents Solar Jobs Maps, Local Data

By John Weaver, Pv-magazine-usa.com -

The U.S. lost just under 10,000 solar jobs in 2017 versus 2016. And while it is difficult to say exactly what caused each job loss, analysts state that a majority came as a result of the [...]

US Solar Installers Report Increased Optimism—Except In California

By Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentechmedia.com -

EnergySage said its annual survey indicates “solar installers have much to look forward to in 2018 and beyond.” Even as U.S. solar faced a tumultuous year, installer confidence "improved [...]

In Nigeria, A Template For Solar-Powered Minigrids Emerges

By Chris Warren, Greentechmedia.com -

How a unique partnership, innovative financing and stubborn persistence created a model for localized solar and batteries. On a humid November day in the small Nigerian village of Gbamu Gbamu [...]

Three Canadian Solar Panel Companies Sue U.S. Over Tariffs

By The Canadian Press, Thestar.com -

The companies state that the International Trade Commission made no recommendation of tariffs on Canadian solar cells, and that the imposition of them goes against rules in NAFTA. Three Canadian [...]

Congress Extends Tax Breaks for Clean Energy — and Carbon Capture

By Georgina Gustin, Inside Climate News -

Some of the tax breaks, like one that restores a tax credit for home geothermal heating and cooling, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars to install, should make a significant difference [...]

Cities Could Create Massive Virtual Power Plants With Distributed Solar

By Fred Lambert, Electrek.co -

It will function much like Tesla’s giant Powerpack system, which charges when demand and electricity rates are low and discharges when demand and prices are high. We reported last month the [...]

Tax Bill To Preserve Critical Credits For Wind, Solar & Electric Vehicles

By Georgina Gustin -

The booming renewable energy industry is breathing a wary sigh of relief as Congress prepares to vote this week on a sweeping tax bill that preserves critical tax credits for wind energy, solar [...]

Tax Bill Impact: What Happens To Renewable Energy?

By Georgina Gustin, insideclimatenews.org -

By Georgina Gustin for Inside Climate News - The Senate voted early Saturday to approve a major overhaul of the U.S. tax code that critics say would decimate clean energy investments while [...]

5,500 U.S. Schools Use Solar Power; Growing As Costs Fall

By Lyndsey Gilpin, insideclimatenews.org -

By Lyndsey Gilpin for Inside Climate News - In a field behind an elementary school in rural Middlesex County, Virginia, near the Chesapeake Bay, an ambitious plan has been taking shape: Schools [...]

100% Renewable Is Feasible And More Cost-Effective Now

By Staff, www.energywatchgroup.org -

By Staff for Energy Watch Group. A global transition to 100% renewable electricity is not a long-term vision, but already a tangible reality, a new groundbreaking study by the Lappeenranta [...]

Myths About Rooftop Solar Are Outshining The Reality

By Jessica Herrera, hcn.org -

By Jessica Herrera for High Country News - It’s undeniable that renewable energy is booming, changing the way we get our power and shifting us away from fossil fuels that damage the environment. [...]

California City Transforms Into ‘The Solar Capital Of The Universe’

By Jeremy Deaton, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Jeremy Deaton for Think Progress - Parris isn’t just looking to attract installation jobs. He also wants to bring manufacturing jobs to Lancaster. Accordingly, he encouraged BYD to open two [...]