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
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
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
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
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
After much back-and-forth between representatives from both renewable energy and public utilities in California, an agreement has been reached about net metering.
Net metering is when people with rooftop solar energy systems receive credit on their electricity bills for the solar energy they do not use in a month.
Narrowly approved by the California Public Utilities Commission … Read More