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How Sustainable is PV Solar Power?

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems generate "free" electricity from sunlight, but manufacturing them is an energy-intensive process.

DG Solar: How Utilities Can Create Shareholder Value

Net metering and DG solar. Just the words are enough to irk antagonists and protagonists into a heated, and all too often, devolving conversation.

Rethink the Grid: Personal Power Stations

Rethinking the grid is quickly emerging as one of the hottest topics.

If solar has gotten so cheap, why isn’t there more of it?

If solar has gotten so cheap, why isn't there more of it?

Solar Jobs Benefit Economy, Maybe More than Oil and Gas Jobs

A new report from the Solar Foundation and George Washington University shows the U.S. solar industry gained about 31,000 new jobs in 2014, a 21.8 percent growth rate or nearly twenty times more than the economy as a whole.

Power to the People? Not if utilities have their say.

Solar capacity is growing. Rapidly.

Watch How Solar Power Is Transforming Rural India

It is a glimpse into the future of how the world’s rural poor could access electricity: off-grid, distributed, renewable, and most importantly, affordable.

Energy Crunch: The end of business as usual for fossil fuels?

It’s the end of business as usual for fossil fuels. That’s according to the latest report from the IPCC, released on Sunday.

Is ammonia the holy grail for renewable energy storage?

Can ammonia become the world's go-to liquid fuel and renewable energy storage medium? One entrepreneur thinks it can.

Indian Microgrids Aim to Bring Millions out of Darkness

Powered by solar panels and biomass, microgrids are spreading slowly across India, where 300 million people live without electricity. But can these off-grid technologies be scaled-up to bring low-carbon power to tens of millions of people?

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