June 27, 2017, 7am PDT
Debuted in 2015, Google's Project Sunroof is designed make it easier for homeowners to go solar. Now the tool is harnessing peer pressure to "create a social norm" around solar.
January 29, 2016, 6am PST
A new scorecard, called "Freeing the Grid," evaluates states on the incentives they offer homeowners and businesses to install rooftop solar.
May 12, 2015, 5am PDT
Utilities and regulators should be looking forward, not backward, to find ways to invest in progress, rather than trying desperately to cling to yesterday's business model, which is based on encouraging consumption of polluting sources of energy.
August 27, 2014, 11am PDT
The path to a distributed solar future just got clearer in California, thanks to new bill approved by the State Legislature and awaiting Governor Jerry Brown's signature.
August 11, 2014, 12pm PDT
An examination of the challenges facing the solar industry in Southeastern states, like Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida, where utilities and governments have largely blocked residents and businesses from tapping their solar resources.
January 18, 2014, 1pm PST
Threatened by the increasingly diverse electricity generation market, more utilities are pushing back on incentives for rooftop solar, such as net-metering credits.
September 12, 2013, 2pm PDT
From solar panels to waste-to-energy to geothermal systems, small cities across Minnesota are exploring ways to take advantage of the latest in distributed energy generation technologies to reduce costs and improve local economies.
October 14, 2011, 11am PDT
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is fighting with Congress to extend a popular federal incentive program. Set to end on December 31 this year, the group states that the program could create 37,400 more jobs and add nearly 500 megawatt.
September 2, 2010, 1pm PDT
In Portland, two examples of how stealthy implementation of solar-powered technology is changing the rhythm of daily life.
March 29, 2010, 7am PDT
One source of renewable energy isn't going to cut it; the future is in using multiple sources, and even combining them in a single power plant, says blogger jnshere.
June 12, 2009, 6am PDT
Emilio Ramirez proposed a single family power plant in Metropolis’s 2009 Next Generation competition.
March 3, 2009, 1pm PST
New projects in North Carolina and Ontario take an old idea of district heating to new levels using solar.
February 2, 2009, 8am PST
The City of Austin is set to take in a record amount of solar power to advance towards a goal of deriving 30% of local energy from renewable sources by 2020.