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Tue, 13 Sep 2022 17:50:42 UTC

IRA Passage Ushers in New Era of Stability for Solar Industry

It only took Congress 34 years, but a federal law to meaningfully address the harmful effects of climate change – the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – finally passed the body and was signed into law by the President just weeks ago. The first congressional hearings on climate change were held way back in 1988, and […]

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Tue, 02 Aug 2022 17:27:19 UTC

Global Heat Wave Puts Solar Panels to the Test

July was a scorcher of a month, with many countries and prominent cities across the world experiencing record-breaking temps. You may think that this was good news for the world’s solar industry as the Sun was seemingly working in overdrive, but in fact, blazing temps can greatly complicate solar generation efforts. This year’s hot summer […]

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Wed, 27 Jul 2022 16:29:00 UTC

Rooftop solar: Good for the economy, good for the grid

Solar continues to create jobs, investment, economic development and grid resilience while reducing energy costs for utilities, businesses, industry and consumers. It reduces the environmental impact on air, water and carbon.  And amazingly, it can be placed atop your house. Guest Post by Tim Echols, Originally posted in the Athens Banner-Herald Tim Echols is Vice-Chair of the Georgia Public Service […]

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Thu, 30 Jun 2022 12:53:50 UTC

Solar Panels Helping Old Landfills Embrace a Greener Future

As the solar industry has matured over recent decades, solar panels have found their way onto more and more unusual places. Cars, lakes, airports, and Disney World are just a few examples. Although notably less sexy than those examples, solar arrays placed on capped landfills are definitely becoming “a thing” that continues to gather more […]

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Fri, 03 Jun 2022 18:18:51 UTC

The Rise of Agrivoltaics

Once upon a time, a common argument by solar energy skeptics was that expansive solar farms would overtake large swaths of American farmland, to the eventual detriment of American farmers seeking to grow crops or raise livestock. The industry has grown and matured in such a way that not only rebuffs this concern but shows […]

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Wed, 04 May 2022 18:26:25 UTC

The Solar Powered Cars are Coming…Sort of

The electric vehicle and solar energy markets are both simultaneously growing at record clips, which begs the question, why haven’t cars powered entirely by the sun taken root as the next big thing? On the surface, the prospect of a car powered by an infinite and free power source that is never “off” sounds like […]

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Sat, 02 Apr 2022 13:30:43 UTC

Cleaning Innovations Key to Solar PV Efficiency

The efficiency of a solar energy system’s individual PV panels and the amount of sun exposure that said panels receive play a pivotal role in the system’s over ability to harness solar energy. Keeping the surface of the solar panel clean is critical to achieving optimal efficiency and getting the most out of your system. […]

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Tue, 08 Mar 2022 15:10:51 UTC

Putin’s War Accelerates Clean Energy Push

Putin’s ill-advised military invasion into Ukraine has had a galvanizing effect across the world as country after country repudiates the war and pledges to arm or otherwise support Ukrainians fighting for their country. The economic impact of the war is still unfolding, but it is clear that the impact in Russia will be historically debilitating. […]

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Tue, 01 Feb 2022 01:10:20 UTC

Big Box Retailers Key to U.S. Solar Ambitions

The Biden Administration has been clear about its ambitious plans to accelerate the pace of renewable energy deployment in the United States. Plans by the Administration call for solar energy to supply 45% of the nation’s electricity by 2050, a significant increase from the 3% that solar energy accounted for in 2020. The U.S. will […]

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Mon, 27 Dec 2021 15:59:56 UTC

Solar Power Takes Off at U.S. Airports

The Biden Administration recently established a framework for the federal government to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, and many state and local governments have likewise established similar plans to double down on renewables in the coming decades. The nation’s airports figure to play a prominent role in such efforts, and more and more airport authorities […]

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Mon, 29 Nov 2021 18:25:01 UTC

2021 Guide for Solar-Inspired Holiday Gifts

The holiday season is now upon us and that means that it is time for those holiday traditions new and old that make this time of year so special. Here at Solar Tribune, we have our own holiday tradition of putting out a solar-inspired gift buying guide to help make the tradition of gift giving […]

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Fri, 05 Nov 2021 14:37:49 UTC

American Indian Tribes Are Unsung Heroes of Clean Energy Movement

Solutions to the world’s climate crisis can often seem overly complex and unnecessarily polarizing. To the indigenous people of this country the path forward has always been more straight-forward – go all-in on renewables. After all, living off Earth’s natural bounty is what this community has been doing for centuries, and many American Indian tribes […]

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Fri, 01 Oct 2021 15:32:15 UTC

The Electric Vehicle Era is Here

In what seems like the blink of an eye, the auto industry has embraced electrification in a big way as household names – beyond Tesla – make big investments in battery and related technological enhancements. If you are in the market for a car any time this decade, the overwhelming likelihood is that you will […]

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Mon, 30 Aug 2021 13:47:51 UTC

Beer Industry Taps into the Power of Solar Energy

There is not much that beats enjoying an ice-cold refreshing beer on a sunny summer day. Many beer companies nowadays are also incorporating the sun into their product in a different way, by harnessing the power of solar energy. A Match Made in Heaven An assortment of industries across the global are increasingly turning to […]

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Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:45:54 UTC

‘Kentucky Solar’ No Longer an Oxymoron

The state of Kentucky was long been synonymous with the coal industry. That perception may still hold some truth today, but solar is no longer the afterthought that it once was in this fossil fuels-rich state. A Nascent Industry Finding its Footing Even by the most optimistic of outlooks, Kentucky’s solar industry is just barely […]

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