Christopher Minott's Blog Posts - September 11, 2014

California Encourages West-facing Solar Panels

Rooftop solar panels in North America face south. That’s just the way we do it. But California recently began to incentivize west-facing panels over south-facing solar. New guidelines... - August 19, 2014

States with the Favorable Solar Policies also Have Healthy Job Growth

States with more progressive solar policies have more solar energy capacity than states that don’t. This is not exactly Earth-shattering news, but there are a few other correlations... - November 06, 2013

Solar Has $1.42 Billion Economic Impact in Colorado

Colorado’s growing solar industry has contributed more than $1.42 billion to the state’s economy since 2007, according to a recent study from the Solar Foundation. The Solar Foundation... - November 01, 2013

P.A. Urges Solar Applications for Last $1 Million in Rebates

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is reminding residents that they could qualify for a significant rebate if they install rooftop solar panels before the end of the year. With just... - October 14, 2013

Forest Fires, Extreme Weather Affect Solar Irradiance

A new anomaly study by 3TEIR examined how extreme weather events affect irradiance, which is the amount of sunlight that hits the land.  The study found that solar irradiance was off... - September 27, 2013

Outdoor School Uses Solar to Promote Sustainability

The National Outdoor Leadership School, NOLS,  known for its “leave no trace” philosophy in the backcountry, is now bringing this philosophy to their work outside the mountains and... - September 25, 2013

Could Satellites Beam Solar Power from Space to Earth?

It’s a wild idea, but scientist John Mankins believes technology has advanced to the point where we can harvest solar power in space and use microwaves to beam the electricity back... - September 19, 2013

China Limits New Solar Manufacturing

China announced this week that it will begin banning the development of new solar panel manufacturing facilities that simply add capacity. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information... - August 22, 2013

Vermont Solar Advocates Fuming Over Net Metering Limitation

As advocacy groups in states like Arizona loudly protest proposed limitations to net metering programs, a cooperative utility in Vermont quietly set a new net metering limit that has... - August 08, 2013

Solar keeps European electric rates from surging even higher

Germany’s record solar output has kept sky-high European energy prices from surging even higher. European day-ahead electricity prices in July remained 12 percent below prices from...

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