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Check out the latest news and events surrounding solar energy and the green energy movement.

New Report Shows Solar Helps Schools Save Big

With school budgets stretched thin all over the USA, welcome news comes from the Solar Foundation and the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. You’ll be surprised how much money solar helps schools save. The study on solar in U.S. schools, called Brighter Future, has found that nearly 2.7 million K-12 students now attend schools that… Read more »

Farm solar energy opportunities expand in Ohio

As well as being environment-friendly and economical for home and commercial purposes, photovoltaic solar energy has a lot of applications for farms everywhere. The US Department of Agriculture tells us that 36,331 farms use solar energy, making it by far the most common type of renewable energy technology for farming in this country. (Other stats place… Read more »

California Solar Incentives Increased for West-Facing Solar Panels

In what may be a first, California is increasing solar incentives for new homes built with west-facing solar panels, through the New Solar Homes Partnership. Conventional wisdom for orienting solar panels in North America is to face them to the south, but as we’ve pointed out before, that may not always be the best direction… Read more »

University of California Goes Solar With Largest Solar PPA By Any US University

As part of the University of California’s sustainability initiatives, which includes going carbon neutral by 2025, the huge educational institution has signed two “groundbreaking” solar power purchase commitments, making it the largest purchaser of solar power by any US university. The solar power purchase deals, through Frontier Renewables, will add 80 MW of solar capacity… Read more »

Going Solar Makes Good Business Sense (Video)

In this short piece, Marco Krapels (Partner, Pegasus Capital Advisors & co-founder of The Solutions Project) makes a very convincing argument for businesses going solar, starting with the basic economics of the cost of electricity. Fusion.net has more short interviews about renewable energy, electric cars, and battery technology, as part of a larger story about… Read more »