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Elon Musk’s Complete Master Plan
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:24:10 +0000

Sustainable energy and transport, shared autonomy, and saving the world. Here’s how Elon Musk’s vision is becoming reality. Tesla Master Plan, Part 1 From 0 to Mainstream: Hot off the heels of his PayPal victory and determined to change the status quo, Musk launched Tesla in 2003, at the same time he was building SpaceX. His […]

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Solar Industry Overcomes Trump, Thrives in 2019
Fri, 27 Dec 2019 16:18:30 +0000

The U.S. solar industry faced its share of headwinds heading into 2019, but through it all, the industry showed remarkable resiliency and is poised to experience another year of solid growth. Record-Breaking Quarter The record-breaking pace of solar PV adoption in the United States showed little sign of letting up in 2019. This was the […]

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Mosaic’s PowerSwitch 6 Residential Home Solar Loans: An Interview with GM of Solar, Erin Talbot
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 12:40:08 +0000

Installing solar panels on a household’s rooftop is an exciting moment for any family, but it’s also one that can come with some fear and hesitation due to the high costs. Mosaic is trying to change that and allow all homes to reap  the benefits of installed solar systems. Mosaic is a company that provides […]

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Bloomberg Pledges $500 Million to Close All Coal Plants
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:58:45 +0000

Acclaimed billionaire and former New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has promised to donate $500 million towards efforts to close all coal-fired power plants. Beyond the large sum, Bloomberg’s announcement has raised eyebrows thanks to his decision to simply ignore Washington and focus instead on state and local politicians and lobbying. Bloomberg’s pledge Michael Bloomberg, the […]

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State of the Solar Industry Through the Lens of Solar Summit Attendees
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 02:20:46 +0000

When the solar industry gathers, those across the field are able to share recent successes, future goals, pressing concerns, and more. On May 14 and 15, hundreds of industry professionals, financiers, and other stakeholders in the solar power industry gathered in Paradise Valley, Arizona, for the 12th annual Solar Summit put on by GreenTech Media […]

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Renewables Exceed Coal for the First Time Ever
Mon, 20 May 2019 15:09:12 +0000

The U.S. renewable energy sector reached a significant milestone in April when government projections showed renewable energy sources beating coal generation nationwide for the first time in history, a trend that continued into May. While the flip is partially brought on by the seasonality of hydro and coal generation, it shows that we’re in the […]

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Midterm Elections Reveal Mixed Results for Clean Energy
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 02:40:35 +0000

On November ballots, voters across 3 states said no to 3 different bills designed to encourage the growth of clean and renewable energy. The success or failure of these high-stakes propositions led organizations on both sides to spend tens of millions of dollars on campaigns. Arizona Voters Say No to 50% RPS Goal At the […]

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Utility of the Future: Insights from Colorado’s Energy Transition
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:37:33 +0000

Technocrats, sitting in their colorful offices in Silicon Valley and the hallowed halls of Cambridge institutions, would have us believe that to solve the biggest global energy challenges, we will need to journey down a path of massive, unprecedented disruption.  Ubiquitous presentations promise to digitize the world’s problems away, and assure us that legacy utilities […]

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Early Impact of Solar Tariffs Being Felt Nationwide
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:35:50 +0000

The solar industry has now had a handful of months to digest the solar panel tariffs that were implemented by the Trump Administration in January, and the early verdict is somewhat of a mixed bag. Domestic solar capacity has ratcheted up in the front half of 2018 thanks to investments by solar companies seeking to […]

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California to Require Solar Panels on New Homes
Thu, 10 May 2018 14:15:19 +0000

On Wednesday, the state of California became the first state in the country to establish a mandate that requires almost all new homes to be equipped with solar panels. The new rule, approved by the California Energy Commission, applies to all new homes, condos, and apartment buildings up to three stories tall that obtain building […]

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Tech Giants Help Fuel Growth in Solar, Renewables
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:43:53 +0000

Major tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are increasingly embracing renewable energy sources – like solar – to meet their growing energy demands. As major tech companies grow in influence and ubiquity, the footprint of their energy-guzzling data centers also continues to expand. The data stored and transmitted through these data centers help to […]

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Innovations Spur Era of Rapidly Declining Solar Costs
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:02:04 +0000

In the midst of the dramatic headlines that have accompanied the solar energy sector in recent months, it’s easy to forget about the remarkable progress that the sector has enjoyed in this decade alone. Much of this growth can be attributed to the array of industry-specific innovations that have put substantial downward pressure on solar […]

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Offshore Solar: A New Energy Opportunity For Coastal Communities
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:51:33 +0000

The Netherlands is the latest country to explore the possibility of floating solar farms Many densely populated nations are finding it hard to locate large sections of land to dedicate to the development of utility-scale solar projects. For more and more countries who are dedicated to reducing carbon and moving into the future with clean, […]

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A New Day Dawns For U.S. Solar
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:00:14 +0000

  In the wake of new tariffs on cheap foreign panels, the industry is looking ahead. Last week, Solar Tribune looked at some of the possible effects of President Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on many foreign-made solar products. As more analysis of the economic impacts becomes available, a clearer picture is forming of […]

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Trade War With China? What It Might Mean For Solar
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 04:08:02 +0000

Will solar fall victim to protectionism? Chinese solar panels, along with steel, aluminum and consumer electronics, may soon be subject to tariffs designed to protect US industries from what the Trump administration believes are unfair Chinese trade practices. The question in the minds of many experts is, will responding to the problem with tariffs really […]

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Solar Trends: 2017 Year In Review
Tue, 26 Dec 2017 18:00:24 +0000

Looking back at my New Years Day 2017 solar predictions, the solar stories I missed, and what to watch for in 2018. On January 1st of 2017, I dropped my annual predictions for the coming year in the solar industry. I kicked off Solar Trends to Watch in 2017: The Good, The Bad and The […]

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Peer-To-Peer Solar and The Bitcoin Revolution
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:00:46 +0000

Can Bitcoin technology create a truly free market for energy? In March, 2016, Solar Tribune began reporting on how blockchain technology is finding its way into the energy industry. Since then, the number of blockchain pilot projects has boomed in the solar sector, and promising developments may soon bring solar users more autonomy than ever. […]

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Sun-Powered Schools
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 05:00:30 +0000

America’s K-12 Schools are learning about the advantages of solar. Across the nation, both public and private schools are installing solar panels. For schools with tight budgets, solar is making economic sense, while also providing a unique learning tool. Power-purchase agreements and other financing options are keeping up-front costs low, and imaginative installations are providing […]

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The Tesla Network: The Future of Fully Autonomous Ride Sharing
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:04:22 +0000

The autonomous vehicle will revolutionize society in profound ways. Elon Musk is positioning Tesla to lead the way. The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution is Happening Make no mistake about it; autonomous vehicles are no longer a hard to conceptualize fantasy. They are in fact a near-term certainty whose wholesale integration into global transportation networks is just […]

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As China’s Solar Ambitions Grow, U.S. Plots Next Move
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:43:07 +0000

China’s solar energy capabilities are unrivaled by any other nation, but much of their success has come at the expense of U.S. solar manufacturers, and the Trump Administration may be readying to step into the fray. China Revolves Around the Sun In the 1990s, China was nursing a nascent rural-oriented solar program that showed little […]

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