NREL Analysis Finds Tax Credit extensions can have positive impact on renewable energy

The U.S. government has been trying to pave the way for renewable energy to come into mainstream use by developing plans and programs to encourage its use by homeowners, companies, and industries. One of the most effective strategies to influence people to shift to renewable energy is by implementing tax credits.

Over the past decades, the federal Read More

Several Countries Experimenting with Solar Powered Roads

The world is trying to figure out new and innovative ways to incorporate solar energy into existing infrastructure and this newest development has huge potential.

Countries like France and the United States are now looking into solar technology that is built into roads. France is planning to install solar photovoltaic panels on roughly 1,000 kilometers of roads … Read More

2015 a Monumental Year for U.S. Solar Market

Solar energy has captured the interest of Americans, so much so that the renewable power source grabbed a significant market share last year.

According to a report from the Solar Energy Industries Association, solar panels installed in 2015 contributed roughly 7.3 GW, the largest power output ever recorded for solar energy. The number of photovoltaic panels installed Read More

Solar Panel Costs Set to Drop by 10% Per Year a New Study Says

Here’s some welcome news for supporters of solar power: Recent research from Oxford University revealed the costs of installing solar energy systems may drop dramatically in the future.

The study, which was published in the journal Research Policy, discovered that solar panels have continued to become cheaper by roughly 10 percent every year. In addition, the Read More

If you Lease a Rooftop Solar Energy System, Someone Else May be Benefiting

It’s common knowledge that when you have a solar energy system installed on your home, you can earn power credits, more technically known as Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), which you get by selling power back to the grid.

If you’re currently using a solar energy system through either a lease or a power purchase agreement, you’re probably … Read More

Solar Power Now California’s No. 1 Renewable Energy Source

Renewable energy comes in many forms, the most popular variants of which include wind, solar, and water currents. Can you guess which one emerged as the number one source in California?

If you said “solar”, then you guessed right. This was based on a report released via a news item by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), … Read More