Solar Energy News

Charles Thurston - December 18, 2014

Duke Prepares Distributed Solar Program in South Carolina

Duke Energy and other utilities in South Carolina are preparing a plan for developing distributed solar in the state on the heels of a net metering agreement announced last week. The...

Bloomberg News Editors - December 18, 2014

Japan Toughens Rules for Renewable Energy Incentive Payments

Japan’s trade ministry is setting stricter rules for production and sales of renewable energy in what it says is a drive to speed up development of projects and ensure stable power...

Bloomberg News Editors - December 18, 2014

Solar Plus Battery Storage Market to Reach $1 Billion in US by 2018

Demand for rooftop solar paired with energy storage systems will reach $1 billion in the U.S. within four years, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Jennifer Runyon - December 18, 2014

Renewable Energy Is Driving the Energy Transformation: REWNA Recap Video

Renewable energy stakeholders are well aware that clean energy is slowly but steadily transforming the energy landscape and that message couldn’t have been more clear at the recently...

Bloomberg News Editors - December 17, 2014

Buffett Testing Smart Grid Technology for Home Energy Management

Warren Buffett wants to tell you the best time to wash your clothes. Or at least his energy company in the U.K does. Buffett’s Northern Powergrid Holdings Co. is working with Siemens...

Jennifer Runyon - December 17, 2014

Big News: More Tariffs on Solar Panels from China

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its final findings in the 3-year long trade war between the U.S. and China. Additional tariffs will be imposed on modules from China...

Maina Waruru - December 17, 2014

East African Countries Move to Adopt Renewable Energy Technologies

The East African region is leading the continent’s charge to embrace renewable energy, including solar, geothermal and wind power.

Bloomberg News Editors - December 16, 2014

Japan's Prime Minister Re-Election Risks Undercutting Clean Energy Push

Shinzo Abe’s re-election as prime minister risks undercutting Japan’s commitment to clean energy at a time when incentives are under review and the nation’s utilities say they can’t...

David Appleyard - December 16, 2014

Is India's Grand Solar Vision Becoming Reality?

India’s solar PV ambitions, as first broadly stated in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), have always been considered perhaps just a little bit too ambitious. Even...

Junko Movellan - December 15, 2014

Data Analysis: Can Japan Exceed 10 Gigawatts of Solar Capacity Installation in 2014?

Several analysts are predicting that Japan may add over 10 GW of photovoltaic (PV) capacity for 2014, exceeding that of China. Exceeding 10 GW means an annual growth of at least 33...

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