Entries by Sol Invictus

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Solar Beats Coal on U.S. Jobs

For all the talk about coal-industry employment, solar energy accounted for more than twice as many jobs last year, about 350,000 workers, according to a report Wednesday from the Energy Futures Initiative, a Washington-based nonprofit headed by former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Solar produces about 1.9 percent of U.S. electricity, and is deepening its […]

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4 Ways to Get Projects Done in a World With Solar Tariffs

Sungrow recently finished commissioning the 205 MW Great Valley Solar Project in California’s Central Valley. There’s no way around it: The Trump administration’s Section 201 tariffs on foreign-made crystalline silicon cells and modules make it harder to getsolarprojects built. According to GTM Research, cumulative PV installations in the U.S. […] Click here to view original […]

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This Untapped Market Could Add 320 Gigawatts Of New U.S. Residential Solar Energy

Click here to view original web page at www.forbes.com The federal government needs to be a more proactive partner in making clean energy accessible to all Americans Residential rooftop solar projects in the U.S. have historically been installed on wealthier, single-family households, meaning companies typically target higher-income households with their marketing efforts. Residential solar installations continue […]

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Georgia Power plans to add more than 177 MW of C&I solar

Georgia Power today announced plans to add more than 177 MW of new solar resources to supply the company’s Commercial & Industrial Renewable Energy Development Initiative (C&I REDI). C&I REDI was developed through the company’s 2016 Integrated Resource Plan process and received final approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) in 2017. The program, developed […]

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Florida’s known for palm trees — how about solar trees? New ones pop up at Port Canaveral

Florida Power & Light and Port Canaveral held a ceremony to unveil their solar trees, 3 at Exploration Tower and 2 at Jetty Park[…] Click here to view original web page at www.floridatoday.com Brevard County’s solar tree “forest” is a bit larger now. Officials from Port Canaveral and representatives of Florida Power & Light dedicated […]

Three reasons why solar designs fall short

Designing the optimal solar PV system is no easy task. There are a vast number of variables to take into account—from deciding which components to use to determining the best stringing configuration. But there are a few commonly overlooked considerations that can be particularly devastating. […] Click here to view original web page at www.solarpowerworldonline.com […]