US may put emergency tariffs on solar imports – Reuters

A solar installer carries a solar panel during an installation at a residential home in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, California, U.S. October 14, 2016. Picture taken October 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake … [Read more...]

How a Total Solar Eclipse Helped Prove Einstein Right About … –

On Aug. 21, the continental U.S. will be treated to a total solar eclipse that will dazzle the nation as it progresses from coast to coast, starting in Oregon and ending in South Carolina. The event will be a great opportunity to revisit a groundbreaking experiment that occurred during a total solar eclipse, and helped … [Read more...]

Why Solar Developer 8minutenergy Is So Excited About the Energy Storage Market – Greentech Media

With duck curves on the prowl and curtailment on the rise, there are dangers stalking utility-scale solar's natural habitat. Solar developer 8minutenergy wants to ward off these threats with large-scale energy storage. The company spent the past year quietly picking up staff with years of experience developing storage at … [Read more...]

From coal to solar, India’s energy landscape is almost too hard to keep up with – Quartz

In 2010, India was experiencing a massive boost in coal power—but not everyone was benefitting. Those in the Siddhi community, spread across the foothills of the Western Ghats, were almost entirely left in the literal dark. Francis Wilson relied entirely on kerosene lamps since the power grid didn’t cover his area. … [Read more...]

Home solar power becomes a brighter prospect for many – The Boston Globe

Comments PrintJustin Saglio for the Boston Globe Irene Kneeland and her husband installed solar panels on the roof of their home in Sutton. By Sarah Shemkus Globe Correspondent  May 28, 2017 Just out of view on the back side of Rob and Irene Kneeland’s Colonial house in Sutton, 28 photovoltaic panels are … [Read more...]

UK’s biggest solar company takes shine to global projects with deals worth £3bn – The Guardian

Britain’s biggest solar power company has shrugged off the cloud of drastic UK subsidy cuts by reinventing itself as an international firm with more than £3bn of projects planned. More than 12,000 solar jobs were lost in the industry after the government slashed support in 2015, but Solarcentury has survived by … [Read more...]

Maine’s solar industry can employ the next generation – Bangor Daily News

Maine has an opportunity to provide well-paying, long-term careers to the next generation, so long as policymakers embrace solar energy policy this session. Maine’s solar workforce grew by 73 percent from 2015 to 2016, making Maine one of the top 10 states nationwide in per capita solar job growth. If policymakers support … [Read more...]

The Solar Industry Is Creating Jobs 17 Times Faster Than the Rest of the US Economy – Futurism

In Brief Jobs in the solar field in the United States grew at a rate 17 times faster than the overall economy. This was part of a larger trend towards jobs in renewable energy and away from more dangerous, less sustainable jobs in fossil fuels. Jobs in Solar Power A new report released by the International Renewable Energy … [Read more...]

Michiganders hope to glimpse this summer’s celestial show-stopper: A total solar eclipse – WZZM

The sun's corona peeks out from behind the moon during the first eclipse of the new millennium in Lusaka, Zambia, Thursday, June 21, 2001. The eclipse lasted three minutes and 14 seconds over Lusaka. (Photo: Themba Hadebe, Associated Press) The first total solar eclipse to take place in the continental U.S. since … [Read more...]

Interest in solar in Ann Arbor ‘head and shoulders above’ other cities –

ANN ARBOR, MI - Five months into the launch of a city-backed program offering group-purchase deals on solar panels in the Ann Arbor area, at least six installations have been completed and at least 12 more are in the works. The local nonprofit Clean Energy Coalition partnered with the city of Ann Arbor to launch the A2 Solar … [Read more...]