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Efforts to Undermine Solar and Wind Technologies

Monday, May 14, 2012

Report reveals coordinated efforts to undermine public support for solar and wind technologies. Read More

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SC Lagging Behind in Solar Financing

Monday, May 14, 2012

Big corporations like Google, U.S. Bancorp, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch see the potential for steady profits in rooftop solar projects and have been supplying the capital to help cover the upfront costs. However, the typical financing methods used are currently illegal in SC. Read More

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New Industry Coalition to Expand Deployment of Solar Energy

Monday, May 7, 2012

Dow Corning CEO Bob Hansen is among the founding members of a new CEO-level industry coalition called the Global Solar Council that will work to expand the global deployment of solar energy in a sustainable and cost-competitive way. Read More

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SC Laws Prevent Zero-Cost Solar Installations

Monday, May 7, 2012

Morgan Stanley makes another $300M available to provide homeowners with zero-cost solar installations.  Current South Carolina laws related to third-party energy sales prevent residents from taking advantage of this increasingly popular mechanism for financing rooftop solar projects. Read More

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Cost of Solar Like to Drop

Monday, May 7, 2012

A new report from McKinsey (Solar power: Darkest before dawn) finds that underlying PV costs are likely to continue to drop as manufacturing capacity doubles over the next three to five years. Read More

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Myths versus Reality of Solar Energy

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Baker Center for Public Policy has released a new analysis comparing incentives for solar with historical incentives for fossil fuels.  The myth is that solar energy has achieved little despite huge subsidies. The reality is that solar has achieved a great deal despite relatively low subsidies. Read More

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Reducing Solar Installation Costs

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Investments in “plug and play” solar technology aim to reduce the soft costs associated with solar installations. Read More

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Today's Solar Market

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Today’s solar market is one of the most attractive to investors — not only is it actually “bankable,” but there are several financial models to choose from, provided the right regulatory framework. Read More

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Italy Surpasses Germany in Solar Power Installations

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Italy’s Solar PV installations surge in 2011, surpassing global market leader German for the first time. Read More

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Drop in Cost of Solar Power in CA

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Here is a closer look at the dramatic drop in the cost of solar power for California utilities. Over 100MW of solar in California to be developed at less than 9 cents per kWh, making it cheaper than new coal facilities. Read More

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