Residential solar power is growing very quickly in the US. A new 30 percent federal tax credit has created a dramatic boost to the home solar power market. Falling solar panel prices have also added to the financial incentives. In some locations, with combined federal, state, and local incentives, the payback on the initial investment can be as short as six years. Since the beginning of 2009, residential solar energy installations have grown by 200 percent.Read More
Supply half of CA's energy needs through renewables in 15 years? Now we are talking!
Recently elected to a historic fourth term, Governor Jerry Brown has ambitious plans for California's renewable energy commitment: 50% renewable energy by 2030 - the highest in the country. In his state of the state address, Governor Brown said, "I envision a wide range of initiatives: more distributed power, expanded rooftop solar, microgrids, an energy imbalance market, battery storage, the full integration of information technology and electrical distribution, and millions of electric and low-carbon vehicles."Read More
This week 32 solar powered cars from 17 countries have converged on Australia's outback to compete for the title of World Solar Car Champion. The race, the "World Solar Challenge" takes place every two years - giving teams ample time to raise money, design, build and test their dream vehicles. It's a unique event and there are 5 reasons to love every part of it.Read More
Energy is a top priority for the Obama administration. Its impact on all sectors of the economy and national security require that rational policies be implemented to promote renewable energy sources like solar energy and wind power. We intend to participate in the debate to help shape those policies and bring them to life.Read More