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The Contagiousness of Solar Power

Walter Schaefer, ERS, for Zondits. May 18, 2016 The recent rapid expansion of rooftop solar capacity in the United States has several well-documented causes, including falling system prices, generous (and extended) subsidies, and innovative financing schemes. But can these factors alone explain a boom that has resulted in year-over-year growth rates between 60-70% and has […]

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Solar Frontier’s CIS Solar Installation Exceeds Expectations

Solar Frontier’s 2.3MW installation on Netherlands warehouses surpasses energy generation target by 6% Semiconductor Today, January 11, 2016. Image credit: stux Tokyo-based Solar Frontier – the largest manufacturer of CIS (copper indium selenium) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules – says that its recently completed 2.3MW project in The Netherlands (constructed in collaboration with solar energy companies […]

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LA’s Sustainability pLAn Prioritizes Solar Power

Amanda Gassé for Zondits, April 13, 2015. Image credit: skeeze Last week, Mayor Eric Garcetti released the Los Angeles’ Sustainability pLAn establishing targets on environmental, economic, and equity issues. The local solar section of the plan sets forth long-term goals to increase the city’s renewable energy generation and maintain its role as a leader in […]

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California’s Renewable Energy Prospects Brighten with Solar PV

Amber Plante for Zondits, April 10, 2015 Golden State residents are taking full advantage of their bright blue skies: According to the recent announcement from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), California has become the first state to generate 5% of its electricity from utility-scale solar. This comes in addition to the already diverse renewable […]