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Wed, 05 May 2021 13:46:48 UTC

Local Climate Action Plan Best Practices

In order to help the residents in their area reduce their carbon footprints and live more sustainably, many local governments are shifting their focus to climate action and developing clearly defined goals – written in a community plan that’s made public to residents with ways they can get involved. We’re speaking with government officials who […]

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Mon, 03 May 2021 12:32:15 UTC

Theme Parks Embracing Solar Attractions

With the COVID-19 situation in the United States improving by the day, stir-crazy families are beginning to get optimistic about summer vacation plans and America’s theme parks are sure to benefit from the gradual transition back to “normal.” Not only are theme parks a long-time source of summer fun for thrill-seeking families, but many are […]

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 19:25:50 UTC

The Green Saudi and Green Middle East initiatives

Guest Post By Yahya Alqahtani, Renewable Energy & Climate Change Specialist, Howard University, Washington DC Saudi Arabia is the largest country in oil production, worldwide. It is also the most effective player in stabilizing the global oil price due to its position in leading the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Since 2016 Saudi […]

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Mon, 05 Apr 2021 17:39:08 UTC

2021 Climate Policy & Industry Priorities: Survey of Industry, Academic, and Political Leaders

We surveyed over 100 climate experts across the fields of industry, research, and policy. Overwhelmingly, policy action was deemed the most important action we can take to combat climate change. Following that, the second most important plan of attack was determined to be encouraging corporate action. Individual action was deemed to be the least important […]

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Mon, 29 Mar 2021 14:03:06 UTC

The Solar Decade is Here

We at Solar Tribune confess to being unabashed solar enthusiasts, but even the most casual of solar industry observers could tell you that the industry is on the cusp of something great. The ‘roaring 20’s’ that this country experienced in the previous century will take on a whole new meaning as the solar industry soars […]

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Sun, 28 Feb 2021 18:25:25 UTC

Hopes for Solar Spring Anew in Texas Following Energy Grid Debacle

Few people or entities involved in generating and supplying energy to the citizens of Texas came out smelling like a rose following the state’s recent handling of a weather-induced energy crisis. The fiasco could, however, prove to be a seminal event that spurs greater confidence in solar energy and increased adoption across the Lone Star […]

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Sat, 30 Jan 2021 14:04:25 UTC

Economic Downturn Highlights Need for a ‘Just Transition’

The dueling crises of the pandemic-induced economic downturn and the ever-persistent threat of climate change are reinvigorating the conversation about a ‘just transition’ for fossil fuels workers. A Just Transition is Good Politics In just the first several days of his presidency, President Biden has made it clear that addressing climate change will be a […]

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Mon, 28 Dec 2020 14:29:47 UTC

The Solar Year in Review

2020 is a year that most of us will soon want to forget. The pandemic-induced global recession that dominated the year will be felt for some years to come. Like most industries, the solar industry felt its share of turmoil in 2020, but industry successes were still achieved and optimism for a bright 2021 is […]

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Sun, 29 Nov 2020 16:41:50 UTC

2020 Holiday Guide to Solar-Inspired Gift Giving

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a real stinker of a year. And while this year’s holiday season will include smaller family gatherings than usual, it is nevertheless an opportunity to bring joy to our loved ones in what has otherwise been a dreary year. Nailing the perfect gift for a loved one or close […]

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Fri, 30 Oct 2020 13:08:51 UTC

Solar Energy Costs Fall to Historic Lows

Solar industry costs continue to plummet to new lows, and promising new technologies just now entering the industry are likely to cement that reality for a very long time. Cheapest Form of Electricity in History The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released its annual World Energy Outlook, which made headlines for noting, for the first […]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:56:58 UTC

Tesla Innovations Bring New Promise to Electric Vehicle Industry

The electric vehicle industry is on the cusp of a watershed moment as companies like Tesla redouble their efforts to perfect battery technology and ramp up production capabilities of more affordable vehicles. Tesla Lays out Vision at ‘Battery Day’ Tesla held their much anticipated “Battery Day” on September 22, following the company’s quarterly shareholders’ meeting. […]

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Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:36:09 UTC

Plenty at Stake for Solar Industry in 2020 Presidential Election

With the political conventions behind us, the 2020 presidential race now starts in earnest. And while the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic recession are top-of-mind for most voters, it is also clear that the outcome of the election will also have a significant impact on the U.S. solar industry. Two Known Entities For renewable energy […]

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Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:32:04 UTC

Tesla Staying the Course

Tesla is dealing with the same headwinds that have roiled the broader solar industry, and they are sure to take some lumps in 2020. However, the company’s enviable diversification and revamped approach to selling solar panels has them well-positioned to not just adapt, but thrive as we all adjust to the “new normal.” Panel Prices […]

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Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:24:29 UTC

Silver Linings Emerge for Solar Industry Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The negative impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic downturn have had on the solar industry is well-documented. Some under-the-radar benefits have emerged, however, that underscore the staying power of solar energy and the renewables sector. Planet Earth Enjoys a Respite The “stay at home” orders and restrictions in travel implemented by countries across […]

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Fri, 29 May 2020 18:47:40 UTC

Solar Industry Hopes to Show Resilience, Overcome COVID-19 Downturn

The solar industry is among the seemingly endless number of industries being pummeled by the economic fallout brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, but with collective action, the industry will showcase its resilience and get back to its old ways of growth. Mounting Economic Impacts There’s no use in sugarcoating the scale of the disruption […]

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