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.
At least one gigawatt of rooftop solar power capacity has been installed in California to date. This is according to a report released by the Environment California Research and Policy Center.
The solar energy policies of the United States government have been in the spotlight this week when Solyndra announced his bankruptcy. It came two years after it received a $545 million worth of federal loan guarantees.
The solar power industry in the United States looks good on paper. State and federal subsidies decrease the costs of solar power system installations even though some of the states have discontinued their solar programs due to budget constraints.
Colton Electric Utility makes installing solar panels cheaper by providing rebates to its customers. CEU’s goal is to have four megawatts of photovoltaic solar energy by December 31, 2016.
The City of Lompoc (CA) is offering a rebate program on photovoltaic systems to encourage customers to install such systems in their homes or businesses.
The Banning Electric Utility has various programs that provide their customers with rebates and added services. Various rebates are offered from planting shade trees to recycling inefficient refrigerators. The utility also grant their residential and commercial customers with rebates upon the purchase of solar photovoltaic systems.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants to make his city the greenest and cleanest in the United States, but that goal could be jeopardized, after several environmental groups have protested against the plan to install a power line that would bring power from the desert into the city. This issue has been one of the […]
In January 2006, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) launched the California Solar Initiative Program, which aims to provide incentives for solar energy projects in the state.
A number of companies and research teams are developing on the possibility of harnessing the sun’s energy from space. One of these companies is PowerSat.