Sunny Solar Times Continue…

SUNNY SOLAR TIMES CONTINUE

The solar innovations continue, with creating solar powered battery backed microgrids, and using otherwise useless contaminated land for solar utilities.

Global solar roundup: India experiences solar growing pains; Germany evolves beyond a guaranteed market price for solar power; during 2014’s 1st quarter, the UK installs 1+ gigawatts of solar capacity, while Chile installs a record-breaking 150 megawatts, with plenty more planned.

Solar power accounted for 22% of new US generation capacity in 2013. Worldwide, the cheap cost of solar power is driving the growth of renewables, says a UN study.

Finally, the cheap price of subsidized US natural gas is tempering clean energy investments, but as solar technology gets cheaper, investments are going further, and capital keeps pouring into the booming US residential solar market. Let the good times roll…

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For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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