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Solar Power in Developing Countries: Big Opportunities for Unique Markets

June 9, 2015 by Amy Rose

Developing Economies and Solar Integration

With a significant solar resource, expensive alternative technologies and ready storage in the form of flexible hydro resources, developing countries have a unique opportunity for wide-scale deployment of solar energy not seen in other markets. Solar power can offer a greener, cheaper path to development.[read more]

Charting Hawaii's Spectacular Solar Energy Growth

February 2, 2015 by Jeff St. John

Hawaii Solar Growth

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report on Hawaii’s solar status this week, and Hawaii is officially a solar hot spot of national significance, and that makes it a fitting test bed for Department of Energy research meant to stretch the limits of rooftop PV penetration on island grids.[read more]

Utility Commission Ruling to Continue Growth of North Carolina Solar Industry in 2015

January 10, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

North Carolina Solar

North Carolina’s ranking of #3 in the country for solar energy investment is receiving national attention and prompting some states in the Southeast to ask, "What is North Carolina's secret?" The answer: clean energy policies that give solar companies the business certainty they need to make investments.[read more]

Is VOST a Tax on Solar? And Is That a Bad Thing?

May 21, 2014 by Rosana Francescato

VOST and Solar Development

Solar advocates around the country express varying views on the Value of Solar Tariff. Being proposed as an alternative to net metering, the policy has its pros and cons -- but some worry that it imposes a tax on solar customers and gives too much control to the utilities.[read more]

Solar for $1/W - Really?

March 29, 2014 by Nigel Morris

Can you get a solar system at under the magical $1/W? You betcha. But I am increasingly of the view that systems priced at these levels are either built with smoke and mirrors or there is a magic formula that a very select number of companies have managed to find.[read more]

Make Solar, Not War

December 9, 2013 by Boyd Arnold

Energy and Conflict

Making the headlines recently has been China’s assertion of a no-fly zone over large parts of the East China Sea. The no-fly zone is a direct provocation towards Japan. What’s flying under the radar is that China and Japan are installing more solar capacity than the rest of the world.[read more]

Australia's Secret Commercial Solar Energy Program

October 28, 2013 by Nigel Morris

Australia and Solar Energy

Every time I go to Melbourne I always, without fail, find something new, creative and fascinating. From its quirky street art, to its staggering array of hidden lane way and rooftop bars this city has an amazingly strong self-identity and it seems to breed an inimitable Melbourne style.[read more]