Solar industry needs to take broader perspective for long-term success

Varun Sivaram writes a good article on the Washington Post website arguing that solar power could be the star of a clean power revolution, rising to become the world’s largest source of electricity but only if it realises that it might not push for the policies needed for solar and other clean power sources to … Continue reading Solar industry needs to take broader perspective for long-term success

Smarter subsidies and not tariffs are a better way to sustain the US solar industry

There are many concerns about current policies from the Trump Administration on almost all aspects of the low-carbon energy transition. Edward Barbier, Professor of Economics and Terry Iverson, Associate Professor of Economics at Colorado State University provide their own alternatives to the tariffs imposed on imported solar panels.   There are better ways to foster … Continue reading Smarter subsidies and not tariffs are a better way to sustain the US solar industry

Windows will provide more than a room with a view

We are reading about important technology developments practically every day. Niamh Mcintyre writes in The Independent about using solar windows and what their potential impact will be.   Solar windows could meet 'nearly all' of America's electricity demand Solar cell technology could soon tap into the massive energy potential of windows and other transparent objects, … Continue reading Windows will provide more than a room with a view

An idea that morphed into a company that plans to make solar energy the most accessible form of energy in the world

The energy transition requires innovation and not only in technologies but in techniques and business models. Katie Fehrenbacher writes in The Guardian about a company that started with crowdfunding and is now a major accelerator and an incubator in the growing renewable energy world.   Powerhouse: the startup making solar the most accessible energy in … Continue reading An idea that morphed into a company that plans to make solar energy the most accessible form of energy in the world

Concerns about how sustainable the solar industry is

David Ferris, a journalist who writes often for Forbes, Sierra magazine and the New York Times, provided an interesting article in The Guardian about the struggle that solar manufacturers have to survive and what the impact means on sustainability. Sustainability and the solar industry Is sustainability losing momentum in the solar industry? The commitment of solar … Continue reading Concerns about how sustainable the solar industry is