Solar jobs: State of the states

In this op-ed, U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Director Dr. Charlie Gay dives into the latest job numbers for the U.S. solar industry.

Earth Day and Climate Change

In this op-ed for pv magazine, New York State Senator Kevin Parker outlines the urgency of our need to act on Climate Change, and the threat posed by the removal of President Obama’s policies.

GUEST ANALYSIS: Getting the Price Right for Local Wind and Solar

This article originally posted at ilsr.org. For timely updates, follow John Farrell or Karlee Weinmann on Twitter or get the Energy Democracy weekly update.

Unlocking Universal Access to Community Solar

This month, ILSR submitted the following comments to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to inform its discussion of universal access to community solar. They are included below, lightly edited for clarity.

Guest Post: Nation’s Largest City-Owned Utility Uses Equity Metrics to Ensure All Residents Have Clean Energy

This post originally appeared on the Environmental Defense Fund’s Energy Exchange blog. It is reprinted here with permission.

Changing solar PPAs could turn curtailed power into dispatchable resources

Can solar be moved from a must-take contract to a dispatchable resource – and provide grid services as well? Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has a look at how this could work.

Beaumont Solar completes 1.3MW PV system atop Joseph Abboud factory

The New England solar installer has completed a 1.3 MW rooftop project on the suit maker’s manufacturing facility. The 272,000 square-foot building in coastal Massachusetts, once powered with coal and oil, is now almost self-sufficient.

Meteorology matters: An interview with Vaisala’s Gwendalyn Bender

Interview: Financiers are cautious. They would rather not finance a project than risk their investment in betting on the weather. As a result, many promising projects are not realized. Gwendalyn Bender, Vaisalas Product Manager for Solar Assessment Services explains how to reduce uncertainty and improve financing probabilities and conditions.

Dear solar communicators: Under Trump, our work is more important than ever

He, Congress, and state and local officials must realize that voters want energy independence and energy security as well as more clean energy, clean air and more good-paying jobs.

U.S. to remain leading tracker market through 2021

In its latest Global PV Tracker report, GTM Research says China and India will experience the most significant growth in the coming years.

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