How to Assess New Solar Technologies
MIT analysis shows when and where advanced photovoltaics would be economic to install. It turns out that's far from a simple question, but a team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere has come up with a way to figure out the best option for a given location and type of installation. more

Rep. Raul Grijalva: America Risks Being Left Behind on Clean Energy
French President Emmanuel Macron's recent visit to the U.S. offers a stern reminder that even as the Trump administration tries to withdraw our country from the global community, our friends and foes around the world continue to respond to climate change, and those responses will have long-lasting implications. more

New Bipartisan Legislation Would Repeal Trump's Solar Tariffs
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would throw out Trump administration tariffs on imported solar products.  "Under this legislation, duties and tariffs would default back to previous rates and would allow companies that imported any affected solar products under this new tariff to receive retroactive reimbursement," according to a press release. more

California Poised to be First State to Require Solar Panels on New Homes
California  is set to require solar panels on new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020, the first such mandate in the country and the state's latest step to curb greenhouse gas emissions. more

Unveiled at an official ribbon-cutting by the Massachusetts Secretary of Education Jim Peyser on the campus of Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School came the official opening of the new Solar Training Program for high school students preparing to begin their careers in the 21st Century workplace. more

Growth in Solar Power is Bringing Power to Millions in Remote Communities
New data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has detailed the vital importance renewable energy is now playing to remote communities.
Solar power, hydro and biogas are providing an estimated 146 million people with access to energy, according to the agency's latest estimates.  more


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