Oakland's Solar Mosaic received a grant of up to $2 million to bring it's crowdsourced solar installation model to scale.
Cheap prices and incentives from the federal and state governments lead to an additional 3.3 gigawatts of solar power this year.
There are a few key facts to know about Earth being potentially hit by an asteroid, which could happen in about 25 years (so yes, if you’re reading this, you will probably be alive to see it): It’s best to try not being a dinosaur. Bruce Willis will save you. Robert Duvall won’t. And our best hope may be solar-powered lasers.
OK, well maybe they're not overly worried just yet. But the investment trend – particularly in the United States – is encouraging.
The Democrats' "all of the above" energy message is an effective one. Their "Romney backed a solar clunker too" message is not.
Tommy Mitchell wasn’t an Occupier, but when he visited Occupy Wall Street, he found out that OWSers were charging their cell phones at a hot dog vendor’s gas-guzzling generator, The New York Times reports. “I was like, ‘Well that’s awful,’” he said. That’s when he began thinking about inventing a device that could harness renewable electricity in a public space without outlets. “It’s so practical that you can see it,” he said. So Mitchell whipped up a solar cellphone charger, then brought it back to Occupy, where everyone loved it and declared him a hero of the people.
Mitt Romney promises to revoke federal support for the wind industry. That might not go over well in swing states like Iowa, where the booming wind sector has wide, bipartisan support.
To understand the promise of renewable energy for the U.S. military, start as far from D.C. as possible -- say, with a company of Marines in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Commerce Department plans to impose tariffs of up to 250 percent on Chinese-made solar panels imported into the U.S.