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Look below for the latest Science Daily articles on solar energy technology.
The Arizona utility commission voted Nov. 14 to charge a small monthly fee to customers of the state’s largest utility who are using rooftop solar panels. Read more about this decision and its possible effect in other states.
The Austin City Council has passed a new resolution requiring half of the city-owned utility’s 200 megawatt solar goal for 2020 to be fulfilled by local solar projects and half of those local projects to distributed installations that are owned or leased by customers. Unfortunately, Austin Energy has just reduced its installation incentive and its value of solar compensation to producers. Read more at Solar Austin.
Read the latest TXSES Solar Reflector
Plano Solar Advocates' Solarize Plano Program coordinated a 'group buy' and connected residential homeowners that are ready to install solar with a local, qualified installer. When the installations are finished, Plano will have 120kW of new solar!
IREC releases their US Solar Market Trends-2012 “.. more than 90,000 photovoltaic installations were installed in the U.S. with a total capacity of 3.3 GW, a 75 percent increase over installations completed in 2011.”
Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) counts 10 successes in the 83rd Legislative Session. You may listen to the recorded webinar What Happened for Solar in the Legislative Session.
Solar San Antonio has published a concise and clear checklist to insure that your planned solar system does not run into interference from your HOA.
A website from the National Renewable Energy Lab makes reading US solar data easy.
Solar Energy News
- Keeping the lights on: New way to predict cascading power outages
- Revolutionizing solar energy: Quantum waves found at the heart of organic solar cells
- A new material for solar panels could make them cheaper, more efficient
- Solar cells made thin, efficient and flexible
- Solar cell degradation observed directly for the first time
- Technology could lead to more reliable renewable energy systems
- New light shed on solar water-splitting process
- Copper promises cheaper, sturdier fuel cells
- Power boosting self-cleaning solar panels
- Solar-powered battery woven into fabric overcomes hurdle for 'wearable electronics'