Solar energy

Against the Trend: Oil's Loss is Solar's Gain

Against the Trend: Oil's Loss is Solar's Gain
Usually gas prices falling are a bad thing for solar, pricing the renewable source way above the old standby. But a funny thing has happened: technological efficiencies have made solar just about comparable, regardless.
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Solar Boosters and Xcel Energy Battle Over Net Metering and Future of Renewable Energy

Solar Boosters and Xcel Energy Battle Over Net Metering and Future of Renewable Energy
Bolstered by roughly 245 sunny days per year and a stringent voter-approved renewable energy standard, Colorado’s solar industry has grown 20-fold in the last half decade. And a coalition of 280 businesses and organizations and 11,000 individuals are now petitioning Governor John Hickenlooper to keep the momentum going, asking him to help push their “3,000 solar megawatts by 2030” goal.
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Big Utilities Catch on to Benefits of Small-Scale Solar

Big Utilities Catch on to Benefits of Small-Scale Solar
A handful of U.S. utilities have discovered they can save money by encouraging small rooftop solar projects—the same projects utility industry leaders have insisted were too expensive and unreliable to be practical.
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