SC Latest Southeast State to Scale Back Solar PV Barriers

Looking to reproduce the experiences of neighboring Southeast U.S. states such as North Carolina and Georgia, South Carolina’s House voted to ease regulatory restrictions restaining solar PV growth. They don’t go very far, but they are a definitive step in the right direction.

Solar industry promises rapid growth in 2013 and beyond

Solar is Shining Bright in 2013 and Beyond

Globally, we have surpassed the 100 GW threshold of installed solar power.  As reported in Triple Pundit, India and Spain have both achieved grid parity and Italy is also competitive. Grid parity is the holy grail of renewable energy, it is the point at which  generating electricity is equal in cost, or cheaper than conventional grid power. The falling costs…

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Despite the rhetoric from the GOP, green job growth is a principal driver in an otherwise lackluster economy

The Facts on U.S. Green Job Growth

Green career growth: getting the facts straight Despite Republican subterfuge, the facts clearly show that the Obama administration’s support for green jobs has helped to improve the U.S. employment picture. Green job creation is a central part of a favorable employment trend. According to October data, unemployment has fallen to 7.8 percent, its lowest level in four years. The green economy has been…

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Solar is Dead – Long Live Solar!

Despite the spate of solar bankruptcies in August 2011, rumors of the demise of the U.S. solar industry are entirely unfounded. Far from being dead, solar power is the fastest-growing industry in America. The bankruptcies of Solyndra, Evergreen Solar and SpectraWatt are not evidence of the end of solar, they are evidence of a new beginning. According to a Guardian article titled, “Reports…

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