Renewables Account for Over 60% of New Generation in 2015

For the first three quarters of 2015, renewables accounted for 60.2% of the new U.S. electricity generation capacity, according to the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC). The cumulative installed capacity … Continue reading “Renewables Account for Over 60% of New Generation in 2015”


Bipartisan Coalition Launches Congressional Battery Storage Caucus

Energy storage has become a topic of conversation in Congress. Recently, a bipartisan duo of legislators announced that they have teamed up with the Energy Storage Alliance in an effort … Continue reading “Bipartisan Coalition Launches Congressional Battery Storage Caucus”


Utility-Scale Solar Booms as Costs Drop, Challenging Gas on Price

The utility-scale solar market has been growing, and its prices are beginning to give natural gas prices, one of its biggest competitors, serious competition. Solar may now be a better … Continue reading “Utility-Scale Solar Booms as Costs Drop, Challenging Gas on Price”


Pentagon betting heavily on Wind and Sun

The Pentagon will be adding more massive solar panel grid fields to their military bases this week. This is only the latest in a series of newly announced solar projects, … Continue reading “Pentagon betting heavily on Wind and Sun”


Solar energy is poised for yet another record year

According to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the U.S. solar industry is on course for a new growth record in 2015. The report found how … Continue reading “Solar energy is poised for yet another record year”


Utility-Scale Solar Generation Is 31 Times Higher Today Than a Decade Ago

America’s utility-scale solar continues to hit cost and generation records and is actually 31 times higher today than it was ten years ago, according to an article published in The … Continue reading “Utility-Scale Solar Generation Is 31 Times Higher Today Than a Decade Ago”


Utility-scale solar is significantly cheaper than rooftop. Does that make it better?

New studies have shown that rooftop solar energy costs significantly more than utility scale solar, but cost isn’t everything. The cost of utility-scale solar is between $0.066 per kWh and … Continue reading “Utility-scale solar is significantly cheaper than rooftop. Does that make it better?”


Engineers Develop Idea for Floating Solar Farm Solution

A floating solar farm that helps to grow fresh vegetables at sea and feed thousands of people? Sounds crazy – but one architectural firm came up with the idea in … Continue reading “Engineers Develop Idea for Floating Solar Farm Solution”


How to get to a solar-based future, according to MIT

A new development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology outlines their take on solar power’s future and offers a detailed vision of the future, but finds problems in the support … Continue reading “How to get to a solar-based future, according to MIT”


Solar Making Major Breakthroughs in U.S. Energy

With oil prices on the decline, energy experts are looking to determine what the next big breakthroughs in U.S. energy supply will be. Scotland-based consultancy, Wood Mackenzie, sees solar energy … Continue reading “Solar Making Major Breakthroughs in U.S. Energy”

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