Buoyed By Business Deals, Solar Dominates New U.S. Cleantech Jobs

A hot solar sector helped double the number of new clean energy and transportation jobs in the second quarter of the year compared with the first.

Hawaiian Electric's Solar Plans Put New Focus On DG Interconnection

Hawaiian Electric Co.'s proposed energy plan includes ambitious goals for solar integration that address grid integrity issues. Installers, however, find little to cheer in the short run.

N.Y. Property Tax Exemption For Renewables Bill Ready For Signature

In a move that is expected to boost renewable energy in the state, the New York legislature has sent Gov. Andrew Cuomo a bill that would extend property tax exemptions for certain solar, wind and biomass projects to Jan. 1, 2025.

Are Solar Shingles Coming To A Rooftop Near You?

Despite the initial hype, the new technology has been slow to make inroads against conventional rooftop solar.

Solar Cell Production Line Upgrades Driving Higher PV Performance

Manufacturers of multicrystalline solar cells are seeking to improve performance by implementing new technologies on existing lines.



New Jersey-based Natcore Technology Inc. and Rice University in Houston, have demonstrated a copper-based catalyst as an alternative to silver for use in etching photovoltaic energy cells. According to Andrew Barron, Rice professor [Read More]

President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Colette Honorable as a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Honorable currently is commissioner and chair of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, [Read More]

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September 2014 - Volume 7, Number 9

Marketplace: Delivering O&M Services

O&M Service Providers Have The Health Of The PV Industry In Their Hands

After the ribbons are cut, solar plant owners need specialists to care for their assets over the long haul.


Industry At Large: Solar Demand In Turkey

Solar Power In Turkey Takes Its First Steps On The World Stage

Recent laws and revised policies have improved the standing of developers in one of the world’s most promising solar markets.

Marketplace: 1,000 V PV Connectors

Installers Looking To Connect On The 1,000 V Rooftop

Lack of demand had held back specific PV connector products, but that could be changing.

Industry At Large: Superfund Solar Development

Superfund Site Latest Conquest In Solar’s Brownfields Campaign

Fallow industrial zones and toxic waste sites offer fertile fields for solar development - even the scary ones.

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Homeowners who wish to install solar on their rooftops need money, so they should be able to borrow those funds from their local banks. That's the general [Read More]

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Wouldn't it be nice to have a map of all the backyards people don't want your proposed solar project in? Working under a $2.8 million grant from [Read More]


Many governments around the world use some variation of the "20-20-20" framework for setting renewable energy and efficiency targets. Such a framework, pioneered by the European Union, [Read More]


Recently, some photovoltaic manufacturers announced plans to produce cells, panels and silicon wafers in the U.S. The solar companies point to various reasons for adding domestic manufacturing [Read More]





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