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SunEdison & Morgan Stanley Launch Major Solar Energy Expansion

Originally published on SolarLove.org Partnering with Morgan Stanley to make tax equity financing available immediately, SunEdison is executing a major launch of an innovative power purchase agreement (PPA) product across seven states. With a newly expanded channel and sales platform, and through the recent acquisition of multiple residential power plants with SunEdison subsidiary TerraForm Power […]

June 26th

The Future of Solar Electricity: Grid-Connected vs Off-Grid

(Originally published on SolarLove.org) The future in which power company customers transitioning to solar electricity generation can choose to either maintain grid connection or cost-effectively generate off-grid has arrived. The implications of this reality, however, are only just beginning to dawn. Rising on the horizon of a new solar energy era, concerns for stranded assets […]

April 27th

Investing in Home Solar? Read This First

Across the United States, investing in solar energy generation is on a roll. Cumulative PV and concentrating solar power (CSP) operating capacity has exceeded 15.9 gigawatts (GW), enough to power more than 3.2 million homes. On the International highway to a clean energy future, global warming mitigation milestones are being reached more regulary these days. A […]

December 2nd

Solar Harvesting System Works Transparently on Windows

Finally, there’s a new type of solar concentrator being developed to generate solar energy without blocking the view. When it is placed over a window, it harvests solar energy while still allowing people to see through the window. Researchers from Michigan State University call this new solar harvester a transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrator (LSC). The […]

November 3rd

Is It Solar Investment’s Time to Shine?

For years, solar investment has been viewed warily by the markets, as negative comparisons to more traditional energy sectors led to a view that solar stock was overpriced, unpredictably volatile and growing too slowly. Recently, though, that viewpoint appears to have been changing and several major fund managers are placing their faith in solar shares […]

September 19th

Our gift to you: $25 to start investing in clean energy!

Want to get started investing in solar energy? Our friends over at Mosaic, the leading solar energy investment platform, are generously giving away $25 to new investment accounts that sign up through our link (we don’t receive any money from this, and it isn’t an affiliate link, just a holiday gift). “Mosaic connects investors to […]

December 11th

Solar Schools Can Empower Communities and Power Classrooms

How can schools cut their energy costs, while at the same time helping communities to diversify their energy sources and support clean renewable energy? It might seem like a no-brainer, but one direct approach is to install solar photovoltaic systems on school campuses and use the generated electricity to offset their fossil fuel energy consumption […]

October 22nd

Inspired Economist: Pick of the Week

  This column highlights the top economic stories of the week. While Detroit has benefited from Cash for Clunkers, foreign automakers have gained even more. Some critics of the program warned that because it let consumers buy domestic or foreign cars, Clunkers could end up spending more American tax dollars to help foreign companies than American […]

August 31st

China Bans Scrap Polysilicon

In an effort to curb solid waste pollution, China banned the import of scrap polysilicon at the beginning of August, an effort supported by its current environmental laws according to its Environmental Protection Ministry. Scrap polysilicon is a low-grade form of silicon not pure enough to use in microchips. However, it can be used as […]

August 29th