Solar Power Industry sets Energy Record

Solar Power Industry and Renewables Generated Energy Record in 2020

The year 2020 wasn’t only a great one for the solar power industry, but renewable energy sources in general. Together, they accounted for 21% of electricity generated in the U.S., or 834 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, according to PV Magazine. This made renewables the second-most prevalent electricity source in the nation. In fact, renewables surpassed nuclear and coal for …

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U.S. Solar Installations Top 100 GW

From solar installations, there is now 100 GW of installed solar capacity in the U.S., the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie have reported. The U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2021 report revealed that, while solar accounted for 58% of all new electric capacity in the nation in Q1, the industry has doubled in size over the last …

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California Upgrade Power Grid with Solar Panels

California’s New Solar Energy Plan: Replacing Grid Upgrades for Good

As the demand for solar energy increased, California power companies and regulators have had to weigh the expenses of grid upgrades. Under a new plan, known as Partnership Pilot, rooftop solar panels, behind-the-meter batteries, and other distributed energy resources (DERs) could be used as substitutes. The concept has been considered since 2014 not only in California, but other states as …

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Are Solar Panels Right For My Business

Are Solar Panels Right for My Business?

Is it time to invest in solar panels for your business? Solar power has advanced to the point that many people and businesses alike are finding it economical and practical. By installing solar panels business can cut costs while generating their own electricity with rooftop panels. However, proper solar panel installation isn’t something to jump right into. There are many …

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Big Tech Fueling Change in Solar Industry

Big Tech is Fueling Change in the Solar Industry

As major consumers of electricity, tech companies are helping fuel demand and change across the solar industry. A lot of this power goes into cooling huge data servers (globally, data centers consume about 1% of electricity produced, according to the International Energy Agency1). But the vast size of some companies, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and others, is helping …

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