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Meg Cichon - 20 minutes ago

SolarCity Broadens Its Financial Reach in the Barely-tapped Residential Market

Residential solar has soared in the past several years, with installation demand expected to soon surpass 1 GW of capacity. Much of this growth is due to the introduction of solar leasing....

Bloomberg News Editors - 49 minutes ago

Australia Seeks to Reduce Renewable Energy Target to ‘Real’ 20 Percent

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government will negotiate with the opposition to cut Australia’s renewable energy target and exempt industries such as aluminum and copper smelting.

Bloomberg News Editors - 1 hour ago

Viable Battery Backup for Rooftop Solar Still Years Away

Using batteries to retain energy from rooftop solar systems will be too expensive for at least two years, according to industry executives.

Bloomberg News Editors - 1 hour ago

Suntech Back from Dead, Eyeing 1.5 Gigawatts in Solar Shipments

Wuxi Suntech Power Co., the solar manufacturer acquired earlier this year by Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., plans to ship almost twice as many modules this year, in the latest...

Susan Kraemer - 1 hour ago

California’s Conservation Proposal Kneecaps Utility-scale Solar

Six years in the making, state and federal agencies released five options with a “Preferred Alternative” draft for the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP), potentially...

Renewable Energy World Editors - October 23, 2014

SPI Slideshow Day Three: Seen on the Tradeshow Floor

The last day of Solar Power International tends to be a little more casual. Exhibitors, exhausted from frenzied activity over the first two days, can take a step back and reflect a...

Jennifer Runyon - October 22, 2014

US Energy Secretary Tours 6.4-MW Rooftop Solar Array in Las Vegas

With more than 20,000 panels, one of the largest rooftop solar arrays in the U.S. is about to be commissioned on top of the Mandalay Bay Convention center in Las Vegas, Nevada. A 6.4-MW...

Renewable Energy World Editors - October 22, 2014

SPI Slideshow Day Two: People, Projects and Policy

The industry is abuzz at Solar Power International 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Renewable Energy World is here to give you inside updates from day two on the show floor.

Meg Cichon - October 22, 2014

The 51st State: What’s Your Ideal Energy Market?

Imagine a place where there is no electricity market. No rules, no policies, no market. A clean slate. This is what the Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA) calls the 51st State, a...

Meg Cichon - October 21, 2014

SEIA Launches New Campaign to Extend Solar Investment Tax Credit

The 30 percent solar investment tax credit (ITC) is set to be reduced to 10 percent for business and zero for residential in 2016, so the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)...

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