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Fascinating New Book on Solar Energy: Harness the Sun

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

A new book takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the many faces of solar energy, from rooftops to wide open spaces, from small-scale to large, from coast to coast and plenty of places in between. Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-Powered Future, by Philip Warburg, covers an exciting range of solar technologies, issues, locations, and opportunities, in a compelling, easy-to-read style that will have you wondering why we aren’t doing even more of this, and how you can get a piece of the action. Read more >

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Solar Power Soars to New Heights in California

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

Solar power in California continues to blaze ahead with record-setting developments and utilities ahead of schedule in meeting their targets for procuring renewable sources of electricity. So what’s next for renewable energy in the Golden State? Read more >

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Solar Power on the Rise: Rooftop Solar, Large-Scale PV, CSP, and the Solar Revolution

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Shining. Soaring. Skyrocketing. Solar is so exciting, we’re running out of adjectives.

The what, the why, and the where-to of America’s solar power revolution are the subjects of a new UCS report and infographic. It’s a story worth celebrating.

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Solar Energy Soars, Now Generates Enough Power for More than Two Million Homes

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

The latest solar numbers have just come in, and the celebration continues. The latest industry report shows another 4,751 megawatts (MW) went in during 2013, with great progress for both photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP). Solar in the U.S. now generates enough to power over 2 million average households. Read more >

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Latest Data on Solar Shows Price Declines through 2012

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

According to the latest Tracking the Sun report from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), prices for installed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems fell between 6% and 14% in 2012. The report also contains a 2013 snapshot for California systems, where prices fell by an additional 10% to 15% in the first 6 months. Read more >

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