It was a big week for the solar industry that rallied around a jobs report reaffirming the staggering growth of photovoltaics in the United States. Solar’s major contribution to new jobs in the U.S., China’s new title as the world’s top solar producer and the emergence of roofless community solar into mainstream markets are three key headlines from this week’s Solar Energy News report.
Historically, environmentalists and multinational corporations have usually been on opposite sides of the fence. Recently, however, the two groups have found some common ground: solar power. Corporations are realizing that what’s in the best interest of their businesses and what’s in the best interest of the environment aren’t mutually exclusive, and as the costs of installing solar panels have plummeted, many corporate giants are adopting solar as a way to slash their energy costs and increase profits, while also creating goodwill with their stakeholders. Continue reading