The solar power industry in the United States will still continue to get support from the government even after the debacle with Solyndra. Favorable government measures would still make solar power cost-competitive with other energy sources.
General Motors installed a Tracking Solar Tree at its Vehicle Operations Facility at Warren, Michigan. GM became the first auto manufacturer to utilize a solar tree, which can generate up to 30,000 kilowatt hours each year.
The United States Commerce Department said that it would start a probe on whether Chinese companies sell their solar panels in the country at unfair discounts as well as receive government subsidies illegally.
The Department of Energy will be funding high efficiency, low cost solar energy projects through its new SunShot initiative funding.
General Electric is expecting solar power to be cheaper than energy generated from fossil fuel and nuclear reactors. GE attributes the drop in the price of solar power generation to innovations in the industry.
Representative Dennis Cardona of California reintroduced his Solar Opportunity and Local Access Rights or SOLAR Act in Congress recently. This bill would protect the rights of the homeowners to create their own electricity via solar power.
Good news for homeowners and businesses that plan to go solar in 2011. There are several federal tax credits that are still in effect or have been extended for the year. There’s the uncapped 30 percent federal tax credit on solar hot water and residential solar electric systems that are in effect until 2016. The […]
Environmental advocacy groups are voicing their concerns against the proposed Mojave Desert solar farms. They state that solar energy projects are harming the endangered species in the area.
Although economic troubles affect people throughout the nation, Missouri Solar Living LLC is still looking towards a brighter future, when it comes to solar power in Missouri. Last fall, citizens of Missouri approved Proposition C, which requires privately-owned utility companies in the state to offer $2 per watt rebate for solar power systems, beginning on […]
Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, is leading by example. Its officials agreed to buy 2,000 megawatts of power from clean alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar generators. This is in connection with their Energy Right Program. The program aims to encourage, communicate and support the smart and effective use of electricity in […]