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Is Solar Energy becoming a political issue?

While the Green New Deal may be a polarizing notion that drives a wedge between Democrats and Republicans, it is not solar power alone. Increasingly bipartisan support for solar throughout the nation. The Global Energy Institute (GEI) of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce published a survey showing that 73% of respondents support a “cleaner, better”…
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Is it a good time to invest in solar stocks?

So far in the second quarter, solar shares have posted strong profits and could add points to year-end, ending a multi-year bear market. In response to tariffs, sector facilities have plummeted in the previous year, but panel expenses have also dropped, underpinning sales resurgence projections for the next decade. Other tailwinds for this struggling sector…
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Can California have too much solar?

California set two records of renewable energy last week: the most solar power ever flowing on the main electrical grid of the state, and the most solar power ever taken offline because it wasn’t necessary. There is no contradiction: as California utilities are increasingly buying solar power as part of the state’s quest to tackle…
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PG&E installed the most solar last year

The new study “2019 Utility Solar Market Snapshot” from SEPA discovers that the U.S. solar market is still growing and expanding significantly to new emerging markets. In 2018, 7.3 GW were interconnected, marking an rise in total capability of 20.1 percent over 2017. The release of the Snapshot study also marks the announcement of SEPA’s…
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$4.4 million to develop solar pilot for the projects in California

For two Community Solar Pilot Projects in Contra Costa and Riverside Counties, the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has granted GRID Alternatives $4.4 million. These first-in-California community solar initiatives are component of California Climate Investments and will provide more low-income households with access to solar energy. California Climate Investments is a national…
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Renewable energy lingo: The terms you need to know

The energy mix of the world is changing. Big companies and countries around the world are turning to renewable sources such as wind, solar and geothermal for greening their operations and becoming more sustainable. But what are all these terms? Here, CNBC’s “Sustainable Energy” looks at some of the renewable energy lexicon’s most important words…
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Glenwood Springs becomes the 7th U.S. city to use 100% renewable energy

The windy contract signing ceremony this week atop Iron Mountain made Glenwood Springs the seventh city in the U.S. powered entirely by renewable energy. In the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on Wednesday afternoon, Glenwood Mayor Jonathan Godes and Brad Hans with the Nebraska Municipal Energy Agency (MEAN). “I’m just pleased to announce that, starting on…
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Did solar energy cause California’s wildfires?

Taxpayer-subsidized, ratepayer-funded utilities on the hook for billions of dollars in liabilities point to climate change as the major factor behind the recent wildfires in California. PG&E CEO Geisha Williams argued that wildfires that devastated parts of northern California in 2018 were responsible for dry, arid conditions associated with global warming. Pedro Pizarro, CEO of…
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PG&E customers can expect sustained power outages this summer as a tactic to prevent wildfires.

The state of California is all too familiar with the catastrophic effects of wildfires; ecological devastation, home and business destruction, family uprooting and dislocation, and most tragically, the human cost of injuries and death. Some of the worst wildfires of the past two years may have been caused by the largest utility company in California,…
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BYD Goes Green With 2 Million Watt Solar

With the announcement that it has partnered with Apparent, Inc. to develop a 2 megawatt solar plant at its Lancaster, California Coach & Bus plant, BYD is bringing a bit more sunshine into the grid. The installation will be combined with a stationary 2 megawatt-hour energy storage facility that will help the company maximize the…
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