The biggest annual conference in the solar industry, Solar Power International, was this week, and with SPI’s industry buzz came a number of exciting developments in solar. A major net metering win for Nevada homeowners, a new wearable textile that can integrate solar cells and news of North Carolina dethroning Arizona as the number two state for solar are the headlines we’re talking about in 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