The Obama administration says utility-scale solar is already 60 percent of the way toward a 2020 hitting a goal of being competitive with conventional sources.
Solar is replacing grid-connected electricity and diesel fuel in powering irrigation pumps in India, increasing efficiency and productivity and saving money.
A 2.5-megawatt PV plant in the Spanish province of Seville proves that even without generous subsidies, solar power can grow, Greenpeace says.
China’s world-record 12 gigawatts of new solar in 2013 has to be applauded. But how much it will matter in the fight against climate change is unclear.
A January heat wave in South Australia shows the potential for solar to contribute to the grid and shift peak demand later into the evening.
It won’t be in action as the Broncos and Seahawks tangle Sunday night, but MetLife Stadium is one of several NFL fields with an onsite solar power system.
The lastest Solar Census shows a 20 percent gain in U.S. solar jobs, many in the installation sector, where the average hourly wage is nearly $24 an hour.