Renewable energy provides resiliency for communities in the face of climate-related weather disasters. The ASES National Solar Conference in Baltimore, MD, April 16-20 will examine the role of renewable energy in planning, mitigation and recovery from increasingly disruptive events such as Superstorm Sandy.
This is an excerpt from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, delivered Feb. 12, 2013: Today, no area holds more promise than our investments in American energy. After years of talking about it, we’re finally poised to control our own energy future. We produce more oil at home than we have in 15 […]
Utility-scale soft costs were just 25 cents/watt According to a new study from NREL, in 2010 the average soft costs for residential systems averaged $1.50 per watt, or roughly 23 percent of system cost. For commercial systems, the median 2010 soft costs were $0.99/W for systems smaller than 250 kW (about 17 percent of system […]
(Press Release, Berkeley, CA, Nov 27) — The installed price of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the United States fell substantially in 2011 and through the first half of 2012, according to the latest edition of Tracking the Sun, an annual PV cost-tracking report produced by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley […]
DENVER RECOGNIZED AS FIRST SOLAR FRIENDLY COMMUNITY (Press Release, Nov 27) The City and County of Denver is the first municipality to be recognized as a Solar Friendly Community under an innovative new program designed to help bring down the costs of solar energy. Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock accepted the award at a ceremony […]