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Politics - Solar News

SolarWorld to supply PV modules to “solarize” programs in North Carolina, Utah

2014-04-24 |

SolarWorld AG's (Bonn, Germany) U.S. subsidiary reports that it will serve as the sole solar photovoltaic (PV) module supplier to community solar programs in the U.S. states of North Carolina and Utah. The company estimates that it has supplied 3 MW of U.S.-made PV modules since 2009 to 26 “solarize” programs, which aim to provide easy and low-cost residential PV installations to residents of municipalities. Read more...

 
Solar Report

Land of the Sun: Solar PV in Latin America

2014-03-25 |

With the slowdown in growth and contraction in European PV markets in 2012 and 2013, many in the solar industry have been wondering where the next big market will develop, and many have been considering the potential of Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and particularly South America. It is easy to see why. The region offers strong market fundamentals, including high retail electricity prices, growing populations and economies which drive the need for more electricity generation, and in areas like Northern Chile and Northern Mexico, some of the best natural solar potential in the world. Read more...

Solar Interviews

Welcome to the Energiewende: An interview with Craig Morris on his new documentary celebrating Germany's Energy Transition

2013-11-12 |

Craig Morris (@PPchef) is the lead author of German Energy Transition, a website that explains Germany's Energy Transition to the world in English. Born and educated in the US, he founded Petite Planète translation service in 2002 and has been working in the renewables sector ever since. In 2006, he published Energy Switch, the English edition of his German book from 2005 entitled Zukunftsenergien. Since 2010, he has written every workday for Renewables International. Based in Freiburg since 1992, he publishes in both English and German. In this interview, Craig Morris will be discussing his new documentary, Welcome to the Energiewende, which can be seen at http://welcometotheenergiewende.blogspot.de/ Read more...

Solar Point of View

Solar Point of View: Minnesota's Value of Solar

2014-04-22 |

In March 2014, Minnesota became the first state to adopt a “value of solar” policy. It may fundamentally change the financial relationship between electric utilities and their energy-producing customers. It may also serve as a precedent for setting a transparent, market-based price for solar energy. This report explains the origins of value of solar, the compromises made to get the policy adopted in Minnesota, and the potential impact on utilities and solar energy producers. Read more...