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California Is the First State To Require Solar On New Houses

The California Energy Commission recently adopted building standards requiring solar photovoltaic systems on new homes starting in 2020. The new standards, the first in the nation to require solar, are expected to increase the cost of a new home by $9,500, which is around half the cost of installing solar PV systems on existing homes. But they will reduce energy…

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Energy Transformation Key to Achieving Global Emissions Reductions Goals

A global energy transformation is required in order to hold global mean temperature rise below the 2 degrees C climate tipping point, according to IRENA.

Lloyd’s Register: Approaching a Global Renewable Energy Tipping Point

A critical, global tipping point is fast approaching regarding the transformation from fossil fuel to distributed, renewable energy energy resource use.

Can Solar Energy Improve Water Quality?

Solar energy is everywhere. Solar-powered sunglasses can be used to charge your cell phone, you can get solar powered book bags, lights on roads are solar powered, and even showers now can get their power from the sun. The rise in both the portability and the availability of solar has helped the price to drop pretty sharply. The price drop…

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Stem to Roll Out AI-Powered Battery Energy Storage at Eight Kilroy REIT Properties in California

Leading commercial real estate developers and owners are only just beginning to latch on to the financial, and broader social and environmental, benefits they can realize by investing in intelligent battery energy storage systems, the costs of which are falling fast.

Does Solar Change the Calculus on Bitcoin Mining?

We know that solar power can be used to save money on utility bills, but can renewable power help increase profits for your Bitcoin mining operation? The Bitcoin Profit Equation Bitcoin is seen by many as the money of the future. This completely digital source of currency has no physical representation and does not operate on the gold standard. Bitcoins…

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Solar tariffs from Donald Trump

President Trump Levies a Tariff On Solar Panels

The solar energy industry recently received a blow from the Trump administration. President Trump imposed a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and modules. The tariff will decrease to 25 percent for the second year, 20 percent for the third year and 15 percent for the fourth year. In April, Suniva, Inc., a Chinese owned U.S. based manufacturer of…

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