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Archive for December, 2011

U.S. solar sector sees best quarter ever - Friday, December 16, 2011

While politicians railed against solar power in the wake of the collapse of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, the Solar Energy Industries Association announced recently that the industry had seen its greatest quarter ever.

The stunning growth of the solar industry in recent years has relied in equal parts on plummeting costs and rapidly rising efficiency in photovoltaic cells.

Arizona utility company Salt River Project has continued its expansion into renewable electricity with another purchase of geothermal power.

IKEA puts its weight behind solar power - Monday, December 12, 2011

Businesses continue to demonstrate that solar power makes more and more sense as the technology steadily improves.

Solar power already cost-effective - Friday, December 9, 2011

A new study suggests that solar power already makes financial sense for much of the country.

Warren Buffet, generally recognized as America’s greatest investor, has decided to take a chance on solar power, offering hope and support for an industry that many had written off in recent months.

TVA adds new solar installations - Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tennessee may lie near the heart of old coal country, but the region continues to see growing interest in renewable electricity.

Colorado speaks in favor of wind power - Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Colorado’s electricity regulator spoke out in favor of wind power, approving another wind farm in favor of added natural gas capacity.

Solar increasingly a low-cost option - Monday, December 5, 2011

As more Americans look to reduce their carbon footprint, many are realizing they can also lower electricity bills at the same time.

Many in the solar sector feared that the dramatic collapse of the California-based Solyndra, and the furor over its loan guarantee, would slow down the solar industry.