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Solar Energy 2016: Breakout Year. EIA

According to the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) 2016 is poised to be a break out year for solar energy in the United States. Their report forecasts that solar will be the number one form of new electricity generation capacity, beating out coal, oil, hydro, nuclear, wind and even natural gas. These figures are based on utility scale solar only, and do not even include residential or commercial rooftop solar!

  

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Solar Power Rundown for February 1

Posted by Margaret Collins In Monday, February 1 2010 under: Solar Industry News, Solar Energy News, Solar Power Rundown

The solar industry is buzzing (or should I say, twittering) with today's big-ticket news item, the United Kingdom's official plan for a feed in tariff. Curious about how much output you could actually expect to see from a solar panel installation in Liverpool or Edinburgh? Check out this awesome tool from the EC's Joint Research Centre.

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Solar Power Rundown for January 28

Posted by Adam Sewall In Thursday, January 28 2010 under: Solar Industry News, Solar Energy News, Solar Power Rundown

President Barack Obama last night delivered the State of the Union Address. The President focused on the economy, above all, emphasizing his administration's efforts to shore up the economy and create jobs. Clean energy was mentioned a number of times, and solar in particular got a shout-out about two-thirds of the way through: "And no area is more ripe for such innovation than energy. You can see the results of last year's investments in clean energy -- in the North Carolina company that will create 1,200 jobs nationwide helping to make advanced batteries; or in the California business that will put a thousand people to work making solar panels."

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Solar Power Rundown for January 27: 'I Believe in Ohio'

Posted by Adam Sewall In Wednesday, January 27 2010 under: Solar Industry News, Solar Energy News, Solar Power Rundown

Solar goes to outer space. Again. Via CNNmoney.com, EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ:EMKR) was awarded a contract by ATK Space Systems to manufacture, test and deliver solar panels that will be used to power the Orion spacecraft, which is being developed by Lockheed Martin.

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