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The United States is an indispensable member of the leading solar trio with the most robust industry ecosystem compared to other countries in the world. Innovative and influential solar energy technologies and market mechanisms are continually making contributions to systems deployment, capacity growth, and price cuts. There is a keen interest of solar across the country, from governments at different levels to businesses of different sizes, social organizations, schools, and numerous households. Though being impacted by solar tariffs, solar energy in the United States is still showing exciting possibilities.

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US Solar Eclipse Opens Window of Opportunity for Energy Storage to Shine

For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will traverse the entire width of the lower 48 US states Aug. 21, moving...
Children Watching Solar Eclipse

US Solar, Power Grid Players Prepare for Landmark Total Solar Eclipse

In the stillness and the darkness, the knowledge that I was in deadly danger took to itself deeper and deeper meaning all the time;...
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US State Governors Aim to Realize UN Paris Climate Accord Goals with Launch of...

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced the US would withdraw from the UN Paris Climate Accord. Though not surprising, the announcement marks the...
A robotic solar PV production line in China

Suniva’s U.S. International Trade Petition Reignites Prospect of a Solar PV Trade War

Last updated: Thursday, June 8, 2017Bankruptcy and insolvency filings on the part of U.S. and German solar manufacturing companies Suniva and SolarWorld AG, respectively, and...
Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrators outside the White House on March 10, 2017.

Off-Grid Solar, Battery Energy Storage Gains Ground on Native American Tribal Lands

Last updated: May 13, 2017The U.S. has long looked to Native American Tribal lands as a source of mineral and energy resources and a thoroughfare...
Trump Signs Executive Orders

California Vows to Go Its Own Way to Support Renewables as Storm of Controversy...

Executive actions taken by U.S. President Donald J. Trump during his first four weeks in the Oval Office by and large confirmed expectations he...
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Trump Era: $30MM in New U.S. Solar-Grid Integration Funding Comes Amidst Heightened Energy Policy...

The U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) on Jan. 31 announced it would invest as much as $30 million to fund...
Countryside on US 9 north of Red Hook, NY, USA

How Can Solar Power Transform America’s Lower Income Neighborhoods?

Solar power panels may have higher upfront cost than some traditional sources of power and energy but the long-term cost benefits are unimaginable. The...
Solar Power Array - Solar Roof

Solar Power: What Next for America?

Before U.S. President Barack Obama took charge in 2009, solar power generation was dismal. The country’s output was just 22 MW, and it was...
Desert Sunlight Solar Power Plant in Riverside County

How the Loan Guarantee Program Kickstarted Solar Power Plants in the U.S.

When Barack H. Obama took charge as President in 2009, there were no utility-scale solar power plants in the country. In 2008, the installed...
Concentrated Solar Power Plant - Wikipedia

The World’s Largest Solar Farm Will Use Solar-Thermal Technology

SolarReserve has finalized plans for a massive, 2-gigawatt solar power plant in Nevada, hoping to sell its power to California, which is scheduled to...
Solar Power Creating Possibilities

Solar Power Creating New Possibilities Around the World

A few years ago, when the cost of solar panels was rather high, the perception of solar being only for rich folk was created....

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