Net Metering Distributed solar energy is growing at an exponential rate with 80,000 homes in the US installing solar panels last year, raising the total to 270,000 homes. This rate is set to continue as solar energy prices keep going down and fossil fuel prices become more and more expensive (not considering the temporary decrease [...]

USA is the biggest electricity market in the world with more than 1000 GW of capacity and accounts for almost 20% of the world’s electricity capacity. The country still depends a lot on polluting thermal power plants to power its industries and homes. So it represents a huge market for solar energy which can capture [...]

Lancaster to achieve the Solar Capital Status Lancaster is a high desert city in northern Los Angeles County, California. Lancaster faces high sunny exposure and desert sunshine with pretty high temperatures. The record high temperature in Lancaster was 114 °F (46 °C) on July 18, 1960. Climate data for Lancaster, California Month Jan Feb Mar Apr [...]

Ontario Domestic Content Rules Ontario, Canada has put in extensive rules for domestic content usage in feed in tariffs and subsides for solar energy. These rules increase the amount of content that must be used in solar panels that are being installed in the province. This has made other countries see red, though major solar [...]

QE3 The recent announcement by the US Federal Reserve to buy US treasuries and mortgage bonds worth $40 billion a month, led to positive gains in the stock market indices around the world. The phenomenon also termed as Quantitative Easing 3 or QE3 resulted in heavy gains around the world, especially the Indian economy where [...]

Natural Gas Import in India The demand for energy is ever-growing and the rising price of crude oil has been a cause for global concern. Over the price race of crude oil and insufficient production, natural gas seems to be a rescue product. Around 21% of global energy needs is currently served by gas. Though [...]