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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.

American-Made Solar Prize - Solar Manufacturing

Trump Administration Looks to Spur Next-Gen, US Solar Manufacturing with American-Made Solar Prize

The US Dept. of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy earlier this month launched a three-stage, USD3 million prize competition in a...
Things Should Know Before Switching to Solar

7 Facts You Need To Know Before Switching Your Business to Solar Energy

You like the idea of switching your business over to solar energy. Your company might even have a sustainability committee or executive devoted to...
Monitoring Electricity Meter During Duck Curve Periods

US Grid Operators, Utilities Getting to Know their “Duck Curves”

A phenomenon first observed in California around 2013, electricity supply-demand “duck curves” are emerging on grid systems elsewhere in the US. Utility grid customers...
NREL Solar Energy Innovation Network (SEIN) Meeting

Two Cohorts, Nine Research Teams Leverage Network Learning Effect to Spur Solar Energy-Grid Innovation,...

Last edited: May 2, 2018 @ 11:25 PM ET The US Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently enlisted an inaugural cohort of...
Community Solar Soars in U.S. 2017 Solar Market

U.S. Solar Market Adds 10.6 GW of PV in 2017, Community Solar Soars

BOSTON, Mass. and WASHINGTON D.C. – In 2017, the U.S. solar market expanded, adding double-digit gigawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) additions for the second year...
Volunteers for RE-volv Community Solar Installation

US Solar Industry Workshop Participants Believe They Have a New Project Development Framework That...

Brought together by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to participate in an intensive, practical, 2-1/2 day problem-solving workshop, representatives from 35 US solar industry...
The Purchase Power Agreement Between Recurrent Energy and Peninsula Clean Energy

A New Type of Community Choice Utility Rises, Boosts Solar Energy in California

Last edited: October 10, 2017 @ 03:55 PM UTC A new type of utility energy services provider has taken root and is now growing in...
Suomi NPP/VIIRS Satellite View of Hurricane Irma on 03 September 2017

Solar Energy Storage Resilience: On the Ground in Haiti

Last edited: September 20, 2017 @ 05:30 PM PST Online, television, radio and print news services are awash with reports of Hurricane Harvey and Irma’s...
SDG&E Escondido Storage Facility

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;...
Global Climate Change

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, 2017 Bankruptcy and insolvency filings on the part of U.S. and German solar manufacturing companies Suniva and SolarWorld AG, respectively, and...

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