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The $128 Million Plan to Boost Solar

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plans to spend $128 million on new solar power projects. Funding will focus on 75 current research projects that are set to cut solar costs while increasing solar use, increasing solar manufacturing, and preparing solar power grids against cyberattacks. The funds for the will go towards the following projects: […]

Common Questions About Home Solar

The past decade has sheen a massive increase in the use of solar power as the world shifts to grow away from the use of fossil fuels. Solar panels in particular have seen a boom. Curious about solar panels or want to learn more about this form of renewable energy? Here is what you need […]

Amazon Orders 100,000 EVs To Help Meet Climate Goal Ten Years Early

Jeff Bezos has announced Amazon will sign up to a climate pledge with the aim of meeting the United Nations Paris Agreement climate goals 10 years early. He said Amazon will hit emission reduction targets by 2040, report its emissions regularly and implement decarbonization strategies. The company will balance out any remaining emissions with carbon […]

Michigan Has Its First Massive Solar Contract

Ranger Power and Consumers Energy have agreed to a deal to purchase the 100 MW of Ranger’s planned 149 MW River Fork Solar project. This is the first known deal of its kind to date. The state has 20 year deal for 153 MW. Just a couple of years ago the 20-year PPA was pretty much […]

Solar Chargers For Devices Are Worth Considering

Gadgets need electricity, and depending on the energy source, that’s bad news for the environment and people living with the damage wrought from electricity generation.Renewable sources are making their way into the device charger market. Portable solar chargers are used for mobile devices such as phones, tablets, cameras, handheld game consoles, Bluetooth electronics and more. […]

Elon Musk Considering Using Solar Reflectors On Mars

Space X and Tesla founder Elon Musk is considering solar power instead of nukes to warm up Mars. The Red Planet has long been a potential spot for a space colony. While nuking Mars is a headline-maker, there is some science behind the concept of warming Mars. In 2006, University of Arizona undergrad Rigel Woida won […]

How The Solar Tax Credit Works

The use of solar power has increased in the past decade. Consumers have become more environmentally conscious and the costs of going solar have gone down thanks to government incentives like the 2019 solar tax credit. Solar power doesn’t pollute, rely on gas or coal, but can be much more expensive than the less environmentally-friendly […]

5 steps to successfully incorporating renewable solutions into the procurement process

Consumers, stakeholders and employees demand businesses operate in a sustainable manner, and in response corporations must adopt clean energy practices. Businesses have responded to this shift in various ways, with renewable energy integration at the forefront of sustainable investments even helping drive market development. In fact, corporate renewable energy procurement reached a new record in […]

Massachusetts Looking To Pass Bills That Mandates Solar For New Homes

Mass Solar Bills

A pair of bills moving through the Massachusetts Legislature would require solar panels on most new construction in the state. While some in the building and real estate industry argue the measures could make housing less affordable in a market that is already notoriously expensive, supporters say the move is necessary if the state is […]

Solar Street Lights Improve Quality Of Life

India's solar powered street lights

A government program in India helps provide solar-powered street lights to rural communities. Solar lighting is bringing changes to many areas, including the village of Balla, near the Himalayas in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. In the past, many villagers never left homes after the sun went down. The reason: the streets usually went completely […]