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News, analysis, reporting and insight on the latest in politics and policy affecting the solar energy industry. 

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  • solar prize
  • Extending ITC will bring jobs

    The Latest on the Solar Tax Credit Extension

    An extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) would spark $87 billion in new private sector investment and add 113,000 American jobs over baseline estimates by 2030, according to 10-year forecasts released today by the...
  • Solar roadmap

    Solar Industry Maps Out Next Steps for 20% by 2030 Goal

    As part of the first steps into the Solar+ Decade, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released a roadmap that puts solar energy on a path to reaching 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. The roadmap is a...
  • Renewables
  • Solar Soars

    Solar Soars in the U.S.

    The U.S. solar industry now has the largest pipeline of utility-scale solar projects in history, signaling promising future prospects for solar energy development. According to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight...
  • Energy Transition
  • Solar power around the world

    Solar Markets Flourish Around the World

    Solar is becoming cost competitive with conventional energy technology, giving rise to new opportunities from both the technical as well as business side. According to IHS Markit, demand for solar continued to grow throughout the world, despite...
  • SPI 18

    What Not to Miss at Solar Power International 2018

    Solar Power International (SPI) is the leading North American conference and trade show for the solar industry. Run by SEIA and SEPA, SPI draws 20,000 energy industry professionals from all over the world, more than 700 exhibitors and offers 9...
  • Solars popularity in US

    Solar's Popularity is Challenged by Political Headwinds

    First it was the tariffs. Then it was the trade wars. Now it’s the increasingly contentious (and seemingly inevitable) fight between the solar industry and the utilities that provide electricity in the United States. But despite its...
  • Incentivizing Local Energy in the UK

    Exploring the Incentivization of Local Energy in the UK

    The UK’s energy landscape is changing rapidly. Tumbling renewable energy prices and growing public and political will to decarbonise the system has made the rise of the clean energy sector all but unstoppable. At the same time, technological...
  • ITC trade case moves to remedy phase

    What the ITC Ruling Means to the Solar Industry

    On Friday September 22, the International Trade Commission (ITC) in a unanimous decision found injury to the domestic crystalline silicon solar cell industry based on a petition brought by Suniva and SolarWorld.  The verdict came as no...
  • Solar in Mexico

    Developing Renewable Energy Projects in Mexico

    Bruno Bernal is CEO of Eosol Energy, a company that operates internationally through the promotion and development of all types of projects related to the production and supply of energy, with particular emphasis in the field of renewable...

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