U.S. Solar Market Grows 41%, Has Record Year in 2013

GTM Research and SEIA forecast another strong year in 2014 with 26% growth in the U.S. solar market. This will bring annual installations up to nearly 6 gigawatts and the cumulative total will be just shy of the twenty gigawatt milestone.

The Integrated Grid

Excerpts from the EPRI Study on the Integrated Electric Grid

50-State Solar Jobs Analysis

Solar energy is still pushing its way into the mainstream. Installation is booming because people are becoming more and more aware of the value and other benefits of solar energy.

2014 Solar Marketing Outlook

Each year, we survey a few dozen clean tech companies across many sectors of the industry - including solar, wind, geothermal and energy efficiency - to collect valuable data on marketing practices within the industry.

Key Takeaways from the AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2013 Market Report

With the installation of 1,084 MW in 2013 the U.S. now has an installed wind capacity of 61,108 MW. There are over 12,000 MW under construction, including 10,900 MW that started construction activity during the fourth quarter.

Grid Parity: A Foggy Signal for Solar Maturity

What we can expect to see is a gradual transition of solar from an alternative energy to a truly cost competitive source of energy that helps counteract rising electricity rates and fuel costs.

Solar Energy Index Outperforms S&P in Q4 2013

Lincoln International's Renewable Energy Group is pleased to present the latest Q4 2013 Solar Energy Stock Index Report, which tracks relevant solar company metrics in this growing industry.

Monthly generator capacity factor data now available by fuel and technology

EIA's new tables include capacity factors for individual renewable generating technologies

California Renewable Energy Wishes for 2014

The California Public Utilities Commission has determined that the three largest investor-owned utilities already have met the 20 percent standard and are on track to meet the goal of generating 33 percent of the state's electricity from renewable energy resources.

Solar Market Predictions for 2014

Worldwide PV installations are set to rise by double digits in 2014, solar manufacturing capital spending is recovering, module prices are stabilizing and emerging markets are on the rise.

Milestones for Residential Solar Power in 2013

We're seeing that 2013 was one of the best years for solar installations ever, with prices dropping for the third year in a row. Even the White House installed solar panels on its roof.

Wind and Winged Wildlife: Increased Federal Oversight of Wind Energy

There are two federal laws that regulate the "take" of birds, the BGEPA, which regulates bald and golden eagles, and the MBTA, which regulates approximately 1,000 species of migratory birds.

American Indians Making $$ on Solar in West

While not perfect, solar provides jobs and lease revenue for tribes as it cleans up their air.

Is our current approach to energy sustainable?

It seems that we've proven ourselves exceptionally able in arguing with one another. The time for that has passed. Nature will act if we don't.

2013 completions of large solar thermal power plants mark technology gains

All five of the major solar thermal projects—including Solana and Ivanpah—that are scheduled to come on line in 2013 and 2014 were awarded loans through the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program.

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