President Obama unveiled a set of impressive private and public sector commitments aimed at accelerating the nation’s transition to a cleaner and more productive energy economy.
Calling President Obama’s signature climate change policy both “historic” and “critically needed,” the solar industry issued its strong support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.
From the end of 2004 through the end of 2014, the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate.
Solar power installations represented 32 percent of new electric generating capacity in 2014, boosting overall installed capacity of 20 gigawatts.
California has increased incentives for solar thermal heating for multifamily, commercial, and pool heating systems.
In 50 of America's largest cities, a home solar power system offers a better return on the stock market.
Continuing its strong growth, the United States installed 1,354 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2014, up 41 percent over the same period last year.
Solar industry leaders urge the EPA to include distributed solar PV power as part of the country's Clean Power plan.
Annual utility rate increases lead many homeowners to consider switching to a renewable source of energy.
Even with ten years of constant price drops, the market is still filled with homeowners who can’t afford to buy solar power systems.
The 30 percent federal tax credit for a range of energy efficiency measures is set to expire at the end of 2016 and industry lobbyists are campaigning to extend or reinstate expired the tax credits.
With projected savings in some cases as high as $1.5 million,a report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association demonstrates the many benefits achieved by utilizing innovative solar and heating cooling systems on U.S. businesses and commercial buildings.
Calling for “clear, credible and consistent signals from policy makers,” the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Sept. 29, 2014, released two reports saying solar could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050.
Adoption of solar power in the United States hit a milestone in the second quarter of 2014, with more than half a million homes and businesses now generating solar energy.
Builders and solar energy leaders launched a Colorado New Solar Home initiative that would make it easier for builders to include solar options for all home buyers in new subdivisions. Officials from leading home builders and the solar industry said...
Replacing fossil fuel electricity generating capacity with solar power will help states meet new carbon pollution targets, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
As the U.S. Department of Commerce releases the proposed anti-dumping duty on imported solar panels, solar panel makers say that Americans will pay more to generate their own electricity.
Photovoltaic (PV) technologies directly convert energy from sunlight into electricity. This fact sheet discusses the various types of semiconductor materials used in the PV panels, their application, and the benefits of using PV technology.
Solar water heating is the most cost effective and environmentally responsible method to heat water for residential and commercial use. A properly designed and installed solar water heating system can be expected to provide a significant percentage of a building's hot water needs.
Solar thermal technologies harness the energy of the sun to provide energy for water heating, space heating and cooling, and pool heating, and are an integral part of a clean energy future.
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