The U.S. can be powered 100% by renewable energy. How do we get there?
11 August 2020

The U.S. can be powered 100% by renewable energy. How do we get there?

A study by Stanford scholar Mark Z. Jacobson and a team of researchers at both Stanford University and the University of California at Berkley in 2015 created a road map for a 100% renewable future. Ambitious? Sure. Unlikely? Perhaps.
The Future of Virginia’s Solar Market and Its Goal to Leave No Resident Behind
08 July 2020

The Future of Virginia’s Solar Market and Its Goal to Leave No Resident Behind

Having the opportunity to power your home with solar energy has historically been a privilege. In Virginia, a typical solar installation in 2020 costs around $13,000 upfront; therefore, as a household’s income increases, so does their likelihood of having an installed solar system, according to a Stanford report.
Researchers find solar photovoltaics benefits outweigh costs
24 June 2020

Researchers find solar photovoltaics benefits outweigh costs

Over the past decade, the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays has fallen rapidly. But at the same time, the value of PV power has declined in areas that have installed significant PV generating capacity.
90% Clean Grid by 2035 Is Not Just Feasible, But Cheaper, Study Says
09 June 2020

90% Clean Grid by 2035 Is Not Just Feasible, But Cheaper, Study Says

Clean energy costs have fallen so rapidly that previously unthinkable scenarios now look like a good deal for the U.S., a new study contends.
The U.S. can get to 90% clean electricity in just 15 years
09 June 2020

The U.S. can get to 90% clean electricity in just 15 years

Until recently, climate experts projected that it wouldn’t be possible to decarbonize the electric grid until 2050—and that moving to fully renewable energy could raise the price of electricity for consumers.
In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S.
31 May 2020

In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S.

The coronavirus has pushed the coal industry to once-unthinkable lows, and the consequences for climate change are big.
Lockdowns are pushing up home electric bills, and air conditioning season is hardly here yet
26 May 2020

Lockdowns are pushing up home electric bills, and air conditioning season is hardly here yet

The COVID-19 lockdown may have saved you a bundle on gasoline and bus fare, but you’re probably spending that cash on other things — such as utility bills for your home.
US residential solar market set for ‘faster than expected’ rebound
21 May 2020

US residential solar market set for ‘faster than expected’ rebound

The US residential solar market could be rebounding from any pandemic-related slide far quicker than anticipated.
Virginia becomes the first Southern state with a goal of carbon-free energy
13 April 2020

Virginia becomes the first Southern state with a goal of carbon-free energy

The coronavirus is scrambling Virginia's budget and economy, but it didn't prevent Gov. Ralph Northam (D) from signing legislation that makes it the first Southern state with a goal of going carbon-free by 2045.
Gov. Northam Signs Virginia Clean Economy Act, Commits State to Move Towards 100% Clean Electricity
12 April 2020

Gov. Northam Signs Virginia Clean Economy Act, Commits State to Move Towards 100% Clean Electricity

Virginia has become the first southern state and the seventh in the U.S. to pass a law that commits to providing 100 percent carbon-free electricity to its citizens by mid-century.
Renewable energy wins over oil and gas in post-coronavirus world: Russell
07 April 2020

Renewable energy wins over oil and gas in post-coronavirus world: Russell

Both are a threat to your life, but you are going to deal with the imminent danger of the snake first, and then tackle the more distant but still serious fire. It's the same with the new coronavirus and climate change.
And So It Begins: World’s 11th-Biggest Economy Pitches Renewable Energy For COVID-19 Recovery
05 April 2020

And So It Begins: World’s 11th-Biggest Economy Pitches Renewable Energy For COVID-19 Recovery

The COVID-19 outbreak has provided one last opportunity for fossil fuel stakeholders to beat back the renewable energy revolution. One especially interesting example is the notorious Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.
Virginia passes law to prevent Homeowner Associations from blocking solar
06 March 2020

Virginia passes law to prevent Homeowner Associations from blocking solar

Last week, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation that prevents Homeowner Associations (HOAs) from imposing unreasonable restrictions on your right to go solar.
What are tier 1 solar panels?
01 April 2019

What are tier 1 solar panels?

All the big solar panel names usually hype the fact that they are “tier 1” solar module brands. The tiered classification was first developed to show banks which panel manufacturers were legitimate and trustworthy.
Two brand-new manufacturing names want a piece of the Made in USA solar panel market
05 November 2018

Two brand-new manufacturing names want a piece of the Made in USA solar panel market

SolSuntech is a new American solar company with a Korean history. Chairman Jang Hi-Chul and a team of engineers have spent over a decade and $7 million perfecting a new type of technology in South Korea that will disrupt the solar panel market.
GreenBrilliance to open 125-MW solar panel manufacturing plant in Maryland
03 July 2018

GreenBrilliance to open 125-MW solar panel manufacturing plant in Maryland

Virginia-based solar installer GreenBrilliance has announced plans to manufacture high-efficiency and bifacial crystalline silicon solar panels in the United States.
The U.S. can be powered 100% by renewable energy. How do we get there?
11 August 2020

The U.S. can be powered 100% by renewable energy. How do we get there?

A study by Stanford scholar Mark Z. Jacobson and a team of researchers at both Stanford University and the University of California at Berkley in 2015 created a road map for a 100% renewable future. Ambitious? Sure. Unlikely? Perhaps.
The Future of Virginia’s Solar Market and Its Goal to Leave No Resident Behind
08 July 2020

The Future of Virginia’s Solar Market and Its Goal to Leave No Resident Behind

Having the opportunity to power your home with solar energy has historically been a privilege. In Virginia, a typical solar installation in 2020 costs around $13,000 upfront; therefore, as a household’s income increases, so does their likelihood of having an installed solar system, according to a Stanford report.
Researchers find solar photovoltaics benefits outweigh costs
24 June 2020

Researchers find solar photovoltaics benefits outweigh costs

Over the past decade, the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays has fallen rapidly. But at the same time, the value of PV power has declined in areas that have installed significant PV generating capacity.
90% Clean Grid by 2035 Is Not Just Feasible, But Cheaper, Study Says
09 June 2020

90% Clean Grid by 2035 Is Not Just Feasible, But Cheaper, Study Says

Clean energy costs have fallen so rapidly that previously unthinkable scenarios now look like a good deal for the U.S., a new study contends.
The U.S. can get to 90% clean electricity in just 15 years
09 June 2020

The U.S. can get to 90% clean electricity in just 15 years

Until recently, climate experts projected that it wouldn’t be possible to decarbonize the electric grid until 2050—and that moving to fully renewable energy could raise the price of electricity for consumers.
In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S.
31 May 2020

In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S.

The coronavirus has pushed the coal industry to once-unthinkable lows, and the consequences for climate change are big.
Lockdowns are pushing up home electric bills, and air conditioning season is hardly here yet
26 May 2020

Lockdowns are pushing up home electric bills, and air conditioning season is hardly here yet

The COVID-19 lockdown may have saved you a bundle on gasoline and bus fare, but you’re probably spending that cash on other things — such as utility bills for your home.
US residential solar market set for ‘faster than expected’ rebound
21 May 2020

US residential solar market set for ‘faster than expected’ rebound

The US residential solar market could be rebounding from any pandemic-related slide far quicker than anticipated.
Virginia becomes the first Southern state with a goal of carbon-free energy
13 April 2020

Virginia becomes the first Southern state with a goal of carbon-free energy

The coronavirus is scrambling Virginia's budget and economy, but it didn't prevent Gov. Ralph Northam (D) from signing legislation that makes it the first Southern state with a goal of going carbon-free by 2045.
Gov. Northam Signs Virginia Clean Economy Act, Commits State to Move Towards 100% Clean Electricity
12 April 2020

Gov. Northam Signs Virginia Clean Economy Act, Commits State to Move Towards 100% Clean Electricity

Virginia has become the first southern state and the seventh in the U.S. to pass a law that commits to providing 100 percent carbon-free electricity to its citizens by mid-century.
Renewable energy wins over oil and gas in post-coronavirus world: Russell
07 April 2020

Renewable energy wins over oil and gas in post-coronavirus world: Russell

Both are a threat to your life, but you are going to deal with the imminent danger of the snake first, and then tackle the more distant but still serious fire. It's the same with the new coronavirus and climate change.
And So It Begins: World’s 11th-Biggest Economy Pitches Renewable Energy For COVID-19 Recovery
05 April 2020

And So It Begins: World’s 11th-Biggest Economy Pitches Renewable Energy For COVID-19 Recovery

The COVID-19 outbreak has provided one last opportunity for fossil fuel stakeholders to beat back the renewable energy revolution. One especially interesting example is the notorious Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.
Virginia passes law to prevent Homeowner Associations from blocking solar
06 March 2020

Virginia passes law to prevent Homeowner Associations from blocking solar

Last week, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation that prevents Homeowner Associations (HOAs) from imposing unreasonable restrictions on your right to go solar.
What are tier 1 solar panels?
01 April 2019

What are tier 1 solar panels?

All the big solar panel names usually hype the fact that they are “tier 1” solar module brands. The tiered classification was first developed to show banks which panel manufacturers were legitimate and trustworthy.
Two brand-new manufacturing names want a piece of the Made in USA solar panel market
05 November 2018

Two brand-new manufacturing names want a piece of the Made in USA solar panel market

SolSuntech is a new American solar company with a Korean history. Chairman Jang Hi-Chul and a team of engineers have spent over a decade and $7 million perfecting a new type of technology in South Korea that will disrupt the solar panel market.
GreenBrilliance to open 125-MW solar panel manufacturing plant in Maryland
03 July 2018

GreenBrilliance to open 125-MW solar panel manufacturing plant in Maryland

Virginia-based solar installer GreenBrilliance has announced plans to manufacture high-efficiency and bifacial crystalline silicon solar panels in the United States.
Distributed solar – Understanding the  attractiveness index

Distributed solar – Understanding the attractiveness index

The making of America’s Solar Energy Revolution

The making of America’s Solar Energy Revolution