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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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Failure of materials in solar panels already in the field. DuPont calls for more rigorous "real-life" testing standards

Heat and Beat: Why DuPont is Calling for More Rigorous Testing Standards for Solar PV

Solar power is no longer a boutique industry. At least 900 million solar panels are deployed across the globe. Eighty-one percent of those came online within the last five years. From rural villages in India to the rooftops of suburban America, photovoltaic solar is fast becoming a mainstream source of energy. Every one of those panels is only as good as…

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The U.S> solar industry makes great strides in 2013

U.S. Solar Industry Breaking Records in 2013

The U.S. solar industry has logged one of the strongest quarters ever and it has already eclipsed last year’s record breaking growth. The U.S. is riding the crest of a solar tsunami that is sweeping around the planet. Declining photovoltaic (PV) prices along with attractive incentives in Asia (Japan and China) are helping to power solar’s global growth in 2013….

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AlsoEnergy provides industrial scale management and measurement solution for renewable energy providers.

Solar Gets Smarter: AlsoEnergy Focuses on Efficiency Through Solar Energy Measurement and Management

Measuring solar Over the past through years, I’ve had the opportunity to gauge growth in the solar industry in part through my annual attendance at the Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco. As with any new industry, PV solar isn’t immune to growing pains, but each year the solar industry emerges not only stronger, but smarter. One very important…

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New Materials Promise to Dramatically Drop Photovoltaic Prices

What si the single most significant barrier to widespread use of alternative energy?  Is it the right wing climate change skeptics?  No.  It’s economics.  If there is not money to be made at the same scale as in the fossil fuel industry, and if renewable, clean energy does not become cheaper than fossil fuels, alternative energy doesn’t stand a chance…

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