Solar Power

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The Pacific Northwest has a reputation for gloomy, rainy days. One, that's not true for the whole region, and two, it isn't stopping utilities from building utility-scale solar power.
KUOW
May 9, 2017, 1pm PDT
The Florida Legislature has delivered a bill to Gov. Rick Scott's desk that would end property taxes on solar panels in the state of Florida for all commercial and industrial uses.
Palm Beach Post
May 7, 2017, 1pm PDT
As the energy grid evolves to accommodate more and more solar energy, conflicts emerge.
99% Invisible
April 24, 2017, 2pm PDT
Citywide solar capacity quadruples under Mayor de Blasio, supporting more than 2,700 jobs. The City’s goal is installing 1 gigawatt of solar capacity citywide by 2030!
Cities of the Future
April 15, 2017, 9am PDT
Blessed with an abundance of sun, California is trying to figure out how to deal with a glut of solar energy.
Daily Breeze
April 11, 2017, 9am PDT
California's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has recently been exploring ways to power its system using renewable energy sources, but is it really possible to power one of the state's "top 10 power consumers" with alternative energy?
Doggerel
March 17, 2017, 8am PDT
About 50 property owners in the trendiest of New York boroughs have launched a fledgling solar microgrid—sometimes called distributed or peer-to-peer generation. Someday, such arrangements could put a huge dent in the utility industry.
The New York Times
January 16, 2017, 11am PST
So far four cities in California require solar panels on all new residential construction, with San Francisco as the most populous example. A proposed law would expand that requirement to the rest of the state.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 23, 2016, 11am PST
A bike path in the Netherlands has been generating solar power since 2014, but the first example of a solar roadway built for cars opened this week in France.
The Guardian
November 7, 2016, 7am PST
While Florida may well determine who becomes the next president, renewable energy advocates are worried about a measure on the ballot that will have far-reaching effects on solar power should it pass.
Grist
October 10, 2016, 7am PDT
In a first for renewable energy in the United Kingdom, Solar Power accounted for more electricity than what was produced in Coal plants
Independent (UK)
October 9, 2016, 9am PDT
Casinos are energy intensive and often located in areas with specific resource constraints and surpluses (i.e., Las Vegas), thus they offer a perfect case study for the future of solar energy.
CityLab
September 20, 2016, 11am PDT
A pilot project will install solar power along a highway through The Ray, a highway corridor named in memory of sustainable business pioneer Ray C. Anderson.
Southeast Green
September 2, 2016, 10am PDT
It's getting a lot cheaper to install solar power, and a lot easier to imagine a solar-powered future.
Scientific American
July 26, 2016, 7am PDT
When Elon Musk talks, lots of people listen. Some also respond.
Tesla
July 15, 2016, 1pm PDT
A state with many natural advantages for solar power is having a hard time making the business pencil out.
Houston Chronicle
June 20, 2016, 10am PDT
A design fix helps Brooklyn brownstones go green.
Wired
June 17, 2016, 1pm PDT
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has shifted its approach to the growing U.S. solar industry, coming out on the side of utilities on the issue of net metering.
Grist
April 14, 2016, 12pm PDT
Some of the nation's new clean energy capacity is being built on land that formerly grew crops. The sun, quite literally, is worth more than peanuts.
Bloomberg
February 6, 2016, 5am PST
The Kiira Motor Corporation of Uganda has developed a 35-seat bus that includes solar panels on the roof. The bus travels up to 50 miles on two rechargeable batteries. Due to its limited range, the Kayoola is intended for inner-city travel.
Grist