In this week’s Solar News Roundup, we’re talking net-zero plans. We’re highlighting two companies working on ambitious net-zero carbon emissions roadmaps: Southern Company, who pledged net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050, and Amazon, who bought another massive chunk of solar energy to power operations.Continue reading
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, renewables are projected to produce more than coal in the U.S. for the first time ever, and a summary of our new report on consumer and installer sentiment during COVID-19 times.Continue reading
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, we highlight two stories from the corporate renewables space – one detailing InBev’s goal to brew Budweiser using renewable energy, and another on Microsoft’s goal to go carbon negative by 2030.Continue reading
In today’s current era of renewable energy targets, action is not just limited to political entities such as the federal government, states or individual cities. In fact, many corporations are getting in on the act by promoting corporate sustainability programs or contracting directly with renewable energy developers to build solar and wind farms specifically for their company. As the solar and wind industries continue to grow, corporate renewable procurement and targets will play a substantial role in driving renewable energy to greater and greater heights.Continue reading
As clean energy policies and programs begin to stack up throughout the country, one major question remains relating to how states will use any revenues collected from policies like a carbon tax. Will they use the money to incentivize growth in renewable energy, to pay for retraining for employees of the fossil fuel industry, to redistribute as a credit to all taxpayers in the state, or for some other purpose altogether? The Green Jobs – Green New York program provides a great case study for a successful, long-lived program that effectively uses the revenue from a carbon tax to further the state’s economic growth and environmental actions.Continue reading
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, Vermont utility Green Mountain Power plans to launch a blockchain-based energy marketplace, and U.S. lawmakers introduce a 100% clean energy bill.Continue reading
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, Tesla announces its newest version of the famed Solar Roof, and corporate renewable procurements reach a new record in 2019.Continue reading
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, a new study indicates just how much the “green economy” has grown in the U.S., and FPL sets its sights on an ambitious community solar program.Continue reading
Reading Time: 4 minutesNationally and internationally, renewable energy technologies, and solar in particular, are taking off. Cities, states and countries are reaching previously unseen levels of renewable energy growth, with some even running exclusively on renewable energy. With this boom comes significant economic investment, which in turn leads to job creation. In fact, two recent studies detailed just how many solar jobs exist: nearly a quarter million in the US alone, and nearly 4.5 million globally.
Reading Time: 3 minutesSolar hot water systems are an attractive alternative to traditional water heaters. Before upgrading to a solar hot water setup, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of the technology.