As demand and support for energy efficiency, long-term cost reductions, and other benefits provided by solar installations grow, so does concern over how solar will look after current federal tax credits expire at the end of 2016.
Homeowners may install solar at no upfront cost and pay less than traditional electric utility bills
July 23, 2015
WGL Energy Services Inc. has teamed up with solar power provider SolarCity to offer residential customers in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Washington, District of Columbia, the opportunity to install a custom-designed solar energy system.
Includes advancing employment opportunities in the solar industry
July 22, 2015
The White House has announced a new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, in particular low- and moderate-income communities, while expanding opportunities to join the solar workforce.
IGS Solar will finance, own, and operate the solar project, which is now under construction
July 6, 2015
IGS Solar LLC, a commercial and residential solar provider, has teamed with ReVision Energy, a solar energy contracting company, to build, own, and operate five solar arrays at Proctor Academy. The private co-educational day and boarding school is located in Andover, New Hampshire, and serves grades 9-12.
Renewable energy use grew an average of 5 percent per year over 2001-2014
June 11, 2015
Renewable energy accounted for 9.8 percent of total domestic energy consumption in 2014, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when wood was a much larger contributor to domestic energy supply.
The turbine uses solar energy stored in molten salt for power generation day or night
June 11, 2015
Monarch Power announced it has been granted a U.S. patent for a new turbine that can power, heat, and cool homes and businesses using solar energy or natural gas. The Hui turbine is the invention of Monarch CEO Joseph Hui, professor emeritus at Arizona State University.
Includes jointly conducting research and sharing testing techniques, results, and analyses
June 10, 2015
UL LLC (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organization, has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) to help support developments in sustainable energy technology.
Bill Creates a Framework to Support Greater Implementation
May 20, 2015
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has introduced The Free Market Energy Act of 2015, legislation designed to help promote distributed energy resources in the United States.
New Report Discusses the Technology and Policy Challenges
May 18, 2015
Solar energy holds the best potential for meeting future long-term energy needs while cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but to realize this potential will require increased emphasis on developing lower-cost technologies and more effective deployment policy, says a new MIT study on The Future of Solar Energy.