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Congress Takes Action and Commercial Solar Developers Respond

2016-12-08T21:59:12+00:00

Increasing demand and decreasing costs are making solar energy more attractive and affordable to solar developers, leading to more profitable investments in solar energy. In 2015, the federal government renewed the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The ITC is a 30% credit of all expenditures related to equipment that generates electricity. This means that solar developers [...]

Congress Takes Action and Commercial Solar Developers Respond 2016-12-08T21:59:12+00:00

What is COP21 and when will the US sign the global agreement?

2016-12-08T21:59:12+00:00

The leaders of over 190 countries met in Paris last December to come to a global agreement about climate change.  This conference was called the Conference of the Parties, or COP21.  The proposed long-term agreement established at COP 21 is to keep global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius; however, the ultimate aim is [...]

What is COP21 and when will the US sign the global agreement? 2016-12-08T21:59:12+00:00

Governor Jerry Brown has Done it Again!

2015-02-06T17:40:37+00:00

Governor Jerry Brown has done it again! He has called for California utilities to be 50% renewable by 2030. Jerry Brown's call will probably lead to a new California mandate. This of course will require thousands of acres of new wind and solar farms! California's existing mandate (33% by 2020) is mainly being filled by [...]

Governor Jerry Brown has Done it Again! 2015-02-06T17:40:37+00:00

Switch from Nuclear to Wind and Solar Energy

2015-02-06T17:30:16+00:00

A California nuclear power plant, San Onofre nuclear generating station, closed for good on June 7, 2013.  This is excellent news for renewable energy! Dennis Silverman, of the University of California, Irvine, has calculated that it would require a solar facility 20 square miles large to replace the nuclear generating station.  While not all the [...]

Switch from Nuclear to Wind and Solar Energy 2015-02-06T17:30:16+00:00

We are in the midst of a Solar Energy Boom!

2015-02-06T17:32:45+00:00

Solar manufacturing costs have steadily dropped in the last five years. According to John Aziz at The Week, the price per watt has fallen from $4 per watt in 2008 to just 58 cents today! If this technological and manufacturing trend continues, the price of solar generated electricity here in the sunny southwest could fall [...]

We are in the midst of a Solar Energy Boom! 2015-02-06T17:32:45+00:00

Catalina Solar Project

2017-07-26T22:53:26+00:00

Catalina Solar Project phase 1 is under construction on 1,100 acres in central California and should be complete at the end of 2012. This project will supply power to SDG&E in San Diego. Phase 2 and phase 3 will be even larger and are expected to be complete in 2013. Phase one will produce enough [...]

Catalina Solar Project 2017-07-26T22:53:26+00:00

U.S Energy Mandates

2015-02-06T17:36:52+00:00

The first renewable energy State Mandates were first adopted in 1983. Nearly thirty years later, there are 30 States with renewable mandates. New States are adding mandates and existing mandates are becoming stricter every year. There is also a possibility that a federal mandate will be passed. Evidence is all around us that costs are [...]

U.S Energy Mandates 2015-02-06T17:36:52+00:00

Clean Energy Revolution

2015-02-06T17:38:59+00:00

The clean energy revolution is accelerating! Wind power in America surpassed 50 gigawatts this year! This is enough energy to power approximately 13 million homes, or Nevada, Colorado, Wisconsin, Virginia, Alabama, and Connecticut combined. This is also approximately 7% of America’s total energy usage, which will be 700 gigawatts. I know we use more than [...]

Clean Energy Revolution 2015-02-06T17:38:59+00:00