Solar Power Performance During This Solar Eclipse This Monday, August 21 was a total solar eclipse seen in the western part of the world. The moon almost fully covered the sun thus creating partial darkness. The eclipse took place from about 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – peak time for solar energy production. With solar […]

High Minimum Import Prices for Solar Components The USA solar manufacturers are fighting a last ditch battle to save the solar industry in the USA as two of the biggest solar manufactures Suniva and Solarworld pitch for their petition to impose high minimum import prices for solar cells and modules under Section 201. These two […]

Lithium Battery Storage Solar energy has rapidly become mainstream with solar prices falling rapidly over the last few years. Solar is already cheaper than coal in a large number of countries and with the cost curve of solar energy declining, this trend is only going to accelerate. However, solar energy suffers from the problem of […]

Miami goes the California way! It is no longer news that solar energy prices have fallen to new lows around the world with the USA being no exception. Putting up a solar power plant is not a big expense anymore. You can put up a rooftop solar power plant for around $10,000 (5 kW and […]

U.S. Renewable Market While the renewable market remains steady, droughts in the U.S. mid-west could put pressure on ethanol and bio-diesel. California voted overwhelmingly to extend the Cap and Trade program through 2030, which should help market sentiment. California provides unparalleled support for the renewable fuels industry and offers a stark contrast to the Trump […]

Community Solar In U.S. Falling solar costs have led to an explosion of solar energy growth across the world with theĀ USA being no exception. It has become the second largest market in the world with more than 10 GW installed. Most of this growth has come through large utility scale solar farms in the southern […]