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.
The California solar energy industry is thriving thanks to tax incentives and shrinking costs of solar panels, but a new report from Environment America Research and Policy Center shows that the state has hardly reached full capacity.
The Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit allows homeowners to claim up to 30% of the price you pay to install solar panels, which discounts the cost going solar significantly.
UCSD Study reveals solar panel cleaning may not be worth the cost. Allowing rain to clean the dust that might accumulate or merely hosing them down every once in a while may be sufficient.
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 […]
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 […]