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Expert Home Improvement Tips That Save Energy and Money

Ilana Greene | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Ilana Greene

Many people are unaware that going green in one's home can also save some greenbacks in the wallet. For both types of savings, it's all about energy e...

This State Has A Third Of The Nation's Solar Jobs

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green

California is home to nearly one-third of the nation’s solar industry jobs, with almost five times the number as any other state, according to a rep...

How Do You Recycle a Solar Panel?

Hamza Tahiri | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Hamza Tahiri

When early-generation green technology is replaced, much of it now finds its way into landfill or incinerators.

State Installs More Solar Energy In 2013 Than In Past 30 Years Combined

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

California installed more megawatts of solar energy in 2013 than it did in the last 30 years combined, the California Solar Energy Industries Associat...

DIY Solar Panels

Alice Bean | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Alice Bean

When I needed a new roof on my house in 2009, I researched putting roofing in that could produce electricity from photovoltaic solar tiles.

The World's Only College for the Rural Poor: Channeling Gandhi, Creating 21st Century Solutions

Barefoot College | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Barefoot College

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMore than one billion people live on less than one dollar a day.

5 Reasons Solar Is Already Beating Fossil Fuels

Jacob Sandry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jacob Sandry

Stunning advancements in production and financing have brought solar to the table with coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. And here are five reasons why solar is already winning.

Hawaii's Booming Solar Industry Is Becoming A 'Horror Story'

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

Ripple effects from rule changes that Hawaiian Electric Co. abruptly implemented last month are leaving solar customers especially vulnerable to unscr...

New Report Shows Top U.S. Companies Investing Big in Solar

Rhone Resch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Rhone Resch

As the world's largest retailer and biggest private employer, Walmart commands attention from Wall Street to Main Street. But it's not what's happeni...

Sun Shines on Ikea's UK Residential Solar Initiative

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Ikea may be a leader in renewable energy for its own operations, with over half a million solar panels installed on its store and factory roofs and a fleet of its own wind turbines. But solar power for its customers? From a business perspective, it makes little sense.

College To Build State's Largest Solar Installation

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 10.11.2013 | Green

A new proposal to power Bowdoin College's largest athletic facilities with renewable energy is set to become the largest solar panel installation in M...

IKEA Starts Selling Solar Panels For Homes

AP | MALIN RISING | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green

STOCKHOLM -- STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish flat-pack furniture giant IKEA will start selling residential solar panels at its stores in Britain, the first...

Hawaii Is Getting Closer To The Holy Grail Of Solar Power

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green

HONOLULU - Major advances in battery storage technology, not to mention sharp cost reductions, could help light the way for Hawaii’s troubled solar ...

Solar for Me but Not for Thee: Xcel's Plan to Undermine Rooftop Solar

Anne Butterfield | Posted 09.20.2013 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

An eye-popping announcement came last week from Colorado's largest utility, Xcel Energy. It plans to install 170 megawatts of utility scale solar plu...

New Market Report Shows Huge Gains In U.S. Solar Deployment

Rhone Resch | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

At a time of heightened tensions in the Middle East -- coupled with rising gasoline prices across the United States -- there is finally some good news...

Net Energy Metering Policies Helping To Spur Solar Growth

Rhone Resch | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

All across the United States, rooftop solar panels are popping up on homes, businesses and schools like mushrooms in a forest, and utility-scale solar projects are bringing huge amounts of clean energy into our communities.

Flexible Grid, Renewable Energy Offer Hope for Future

Rhone Resch | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

What have we learned 10 years after the largest blackout in U.S. history? Well, for one thing, solar power and other renewables are more important than ever when it comes to our nation's energy security and grid reliability.

The White House Goes Solar... Again

The Huffington Post | Jessica Leader | Posted 08.15.2013 | Green

A White House official confirmed to the Washington Post on Thursday that installation of solar panels began this week on the First Family’s residenc...

Solar Power: The Hottest New Thing For Homeowners

AP | By CAROLE FELDMAN | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

Ben Kunz wanted to do "the green thing" and save on his electric bill without paying a lot of money up front. So instead of buying a solar system for ...

Energy Efficiency Bill Will Help in Fight Against Climate Change

Rhone Resch | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

From improved building efficiency, to increased R & D, to government cost-saving programs, Shaheen-Portman is a balanced, pragmatic approach to getting the biggest bang for our buck when it comes to energy. Will it pass this year? Hopefully. Should it pass this year? Absolutely.

Cheaper Solar Panels Fuel Rise In Renewable Energy

AP | Posted 06.13.2013 | Green

BERLIN -- A dramatic drop in the price of solar power technology last year helped the continued growth of renewable energy, according to a U.N.-backed...

Trade Wars on Solar Energy Miss the Point

Sunita Narain | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Sunita Narain

The problem is, countries have never considered the competing and often conflicting objectives. As a result, solar energy, instead of becoming the messenger of the new cooperative world, is getting embroiled in messy battles.

"Resilience" Expanding Support for Renewable Energy

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Last week, the wine-making town of Sebastopol became the second California city after Lancaster to require that solar panels be installed in all new b...

Top 5 Green Gifts for Mother's Day

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Terry Tamminen

Yes, it will take a very special gift to really say "I love you, mom" to our Mother Earth. Here are the top 5 green Mother's Day gifts that our favorite planet has recently received and which may provide you a few shopping ideas for the other moms in your life.

Lessons From China's Rooftops

Terry Tamminen | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

If the excess capacity of Suntech and other solar panel makers was harnessed to generate clean energy, might China tame its air pollution problems faster and maintain its ambitious 8 percent annual economic growth goal at the same time?