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.
The barren Mojave Desert would become home to large solar power plants once the construction is completed. The electricity generated from the desert would be enough to power millions of homes.
The federal government gave the solar power industry support because the sector promised to provide three things to the United States. These are jobs which the country needed immediately, development of an American solar industry that can compete on the global market in the near future, and reducing pollution in the atmosphere for the long […]
Time is not on the side of solar power developers as the December 31 deadline on federal renewable energy incentive program nears. The program covers 30 percent of development costs, which made solar projects attractive to investors.
The US federal government cut billions of dollars that used to fund the research and development of solar power technology but reports show that investments in renewable energy around the world increased by up to 32 percent to $211 billion.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley was present, along with other state, local and federal officials, when a solar-powered electric vehicle charging station opened in Bethesda, Maryland. Its solar panels are located at the top of an 18 foot pole.
When the U. S. economy is good, growth is expected to be from 3 to 4 percent. But in 2010, solar power industry grew by 67 percent.
On paper, the state of Michigan might be encouraging residents and businesses to install solar power systems with its solar rebate and incentive programs. But the state officials must rethink their property tax laws if they really want to promote alternative energy use in Michigan.
First Solar Inc. and China Power International New Energy Holding Ltd. announced that they will work on solar energy projects in the United States, China and other markets across the globe. First Solar is one of the leading U.S. solar panel manufacturers.
It’s true: it is hard to live off the grid, no matter how tempting and eco-friendly it is. Enter carbon offsets – voluntary payments of a particular sum per tonne of carbon you emit. It’s like donating to a charity for Mother Nature.