Community Solar

Why you should go solar now, not later

Investing in solar power is a major decision, so its no surprise that some would rather wait and go solar a few years down the road. But there are also several reasons to invest in solar...

Solar Then and Now

Just south of the State of Washington lies the vast desert areas, ample in sunlight for solar farms to have a strong percentage of the total energy picture, Solar use could easily double just...

What Stops Banks from Lending to Energy Efficiency Projects?

Four years after the U.S. credit market crashed, energy efficiency projects continue to struggle to secure financing. What’s the problem? A slow economy, of course. But when it comes to energy efficiency — and on-site renewable...

Gardens That Grow Gigawatts

Like so many people, Joy Hughes wanted to do something for the victims of the July 2012 mass shooting in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado in the US. But while others held vigils and set up memorials, Hughes found herself scouting sites for solar gardens six days after the shooting in the Denver suburb.

Israel Threats to Demolish Wind and Solar Power Systems for 500 Palestinians in the...

Image credit: Comet-ME Comet-ME (short for Community, Energy and Technology in the Middle East), a non-profit organization, is run by a joint initiative of both Israelis and Palestinians, with the mission of building renewable energy...

European Solar in Good Shape: Lux Research

Europe's solar market is in good shape despite the global financial crisis, a new study by Lux Research shows. Small European markets will show favourable returns in the near term, the study predicts, while Asian markets will rise over the next few years. Portugal's market is currently the hottest – for solar investors able to undertake projects under the nation's installations cap. The Portuguese internal rate of return (IRR) remained high in 2011 and is projected to push the annual market to nearly 400 MW in 2016. At number two is the solar market in Cyprus, followed by Hawaii, Greece and Israel.

Forecasting Solar Demand: European Solar in Good Shape, Says Lux Analyst

Europe's solar market is in good shape despite the global financial crisis, a new study by Lux Research shows. Small European markets will show favorable returns in the near term, the study predicts, while Asian markets will rise over the next few years. Portugal's market is currently the hottest — for solar investors able to undertake projects under the nation's installations cap. The Portuguese internal rate of return (IRR) remained high in 2011 and is projected to push the annual market to nearly 400 MW in 2016. At number two is the solar market in Cyprus, followed by Hawaii, Greece and Israel.

Australia’s Carbon Price Should Support the New Community Energy Sector

Australia is in the global spotlight for passing its new renewable energy package. A few days before the new measures passed, the senate saw a historic moment for community energy with the opening of...

Solar PV Consultant Available in Greater Cincinnati Area.

After my first involvement with solar back in 1977 in the Oilfield Instrumentation and control industry (Dresser Industries) I kept abreast of changes in the business as my career moved through various phases.  As...

Using SRECs to Speed Up Your Solar Payback

Many states require utilities to provide a certain amount of electricity from renewable sources like solar power.  If a utility is unable to meet these requirements, some states allow utilities to purchase...