SOLAR KEEPS SMILING
Organic photovoltaics, the cheap but less efficient cells that can be produced in flexible films, are getting closer to mass production with improvements in efficiency, production and investment.
In the US, the solar home market is going mainstream as it becomes affordable and accessible. Now, customers who can’t own or lease rooftop systems can to buyinto shared or community solar arrays. Meanwhile, new ways to connect investors to solar projects are emerging.
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To meet the resulting rise in demand, Elon Musk, SolarCity CEO, plans to build a factory to churn out 1 Gigawatts worth of solar panels annually.
In Utah, unsubsidized solar power is now as cheap as or cheaper than fossil fuels, convincing one utility to sign up for 20 years of it. Oklahoma may fight new EPA pollution regulations, but it is expanding its clean energy portfolio, including solar and cutting carbon emissions.
Nationally, new tariffs on Chinese solar modules will raise US prices 14 percent; get them while they’re still cheap! The good news is, going towards a low carbon future with wind and solar power also makes economic sense.
Ggg german parliament building is powered by clean renewable energy.
Climate disrupting drought and expense limits energy access to much of Pakistan, but encourages the expansion of off-grid solar power, and companies are learning quickly how to do so.
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week
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