Solar Power Is Cheap and Getting Cheaper [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 21:12:13 +0000

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In many locations, solar power is already the lowest-cost renewable energy alternative available. Some of the advantage stems from advancements made in manufacturing processes and economies of scale that solar companies have captured. Operating costs also factor into the equation—solar’s operating costs are minimal while operating expenses for wind power are more substantial. Still, Brendan […]

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What Does It Take to Develop Utility-Scale Solar Projects? [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:05:59 +0000

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Constructing a utility-scale solar project requires more than simply buying PV panels and mounting them in a field. It can take years to find the right location, conduct feasibility studies, obtain permits, and align the proverbial stars. A couple of experts, who have managed multiple projects through the process, were guests on The POWER Podcast. […]

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Trump’s Tariffs Cost Americans 62,000 Solar Jobs

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 00:26:51 +0000

Trump’s tariffs have harmed Americans by raising prices, cutting jobs, and losing the US billions in investment opportunities. From 2017–2021, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) expects 62,000 fewer jobs in the solar industry — which is more than the entire US coal mining industry

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India Directs Government Companies To Buy Renewable Energy

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2019 01:05:47 +0000

In order to put the growth back on track in the renewable energy sector, the Indian government has turned to public sector companies. Image: Zach Shahan | CleanTechnica.com The Indian government’s Department of Public Enterprises and Economic Affairs has directed public sector companies to increase investment in renewable energy

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Community Solar Benefits Cooperatives and Customers

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:24:02 +0000

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For some utilities, community solar is a way to offer consumers access to clean energy without requiring investment in rooftop solar. For others, it presents a means of strategically placing solar resources in the most beneficial locations. Meanwhile, many utilities view it as an opportunity to learn how best to integrate distributed energy resources (DERs). […]

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Velasco: PH needs more wind, solar power

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2019 13:43:03 +0000

Velasco: PH needs more wind, solar power

Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco said the Philippines needs to ramp up investments for cleaner energy sources if it wants to power up the homes of close to three million Filipino households, particularly those in geographically isolated areas, who still have no access to electricity.

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