Archive | August, 2013

FERC Reports Successes Of Renewable Energy

The pace of adding renewable energy sources to the U.S. electrical grid continues to accelerate, as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects released a new report on July 19 showing that 25 percent of electric generating capacity added in the first six months of 2013 came from renewables.

UC Berkeley Study Highlights Solar Potential of Western U.S.

Scientists from U.C. Berkeley have found that solar power could supply a third of the electricity needs in the Western United States if the grid parity goals of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are met by 2050. The report, released the Berkeley Energy and Resources Group and the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, argues […]

Utility Companies Needlessly Concerned About Solar Power

Although the financial and environmental advantages of solar energy are clear, this technology still only provides less than one percent of the total electrical generation in the entire country. As such, it is important for the solar community and public officials to continue communicating to residents everywhere how they can benefit from having solar panels […]