U.S. Community Solar

A Map of U.S. Community Solar

Wondering if there’s community solar near you? We mapped out every U.S. community solar farm based on data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The buzz around community solar is growing. All across the country, local solar farms are spreading solar access neighborhood by neighborhood. But most folks still aren’t sure whether community solar is…

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How Climate Connects Industries, With Ben Ho

“There is an old parable of the blind men trying to describe an elephant. Each can only feel one piece and thus they each miss out on the whole picture.” Climate change affects all aspects of life — the environment, politics, economics, and social equity, to name a few. Work in the renewable energy industry…

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A Carbon Tax to Stop Climate Change? Here’s the Lowdown on Carbon Pricing in 2018

The consequences of climate change are here. Sea levels are rising, heat waves worsening, crops losing productivity, and deserts spreading. And the costs of these climate-related damages aren’t paid by polluters—instead, everyday citizens take on the burden.  But what if there was a way to more accurately represent the true cost of carbon pollution, to make sure that…

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What is the Difference Between Net Metering and Feed-in Tariffs?

A conversation is being held in states across America that will shape the future of solar energy. Strong opinions have come to the forefront as citizens debate the merit of feed-in tariffs and the answer to one fundamental question: how should Americans be compensated for the renewable energy that they produce? This question has sparked such a strong…

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Here’s What the Solar Tariffs Mean for a Booming Solar Industry

Solar is driving a jobs boom in America and making our energy systems more affordable and sustainable. Now is no time to impose job-killing tariffs–but the we know that the industry will persist and continue to expand regardless. Last Thursday, NASA reported that our planet had just experienced its four hottest years in human history.…

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The Real Deal on Solar Subsidies

It’s time to address the elephant in the room: government subsidies for solar energy. It’s a common belief that solar energy isn’t viable without them. Some even argue that the government shouldn’t incentivize solar at all. When compared to fossil fuels, they say, the numbers don’t add up, and funding solar projects is a waste…

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Everything You Need to Know About Massachusetts’ New Solar Regulations

Despite its northern latitude, Massachusetts has long been one of the leading states in solar energy. Now, a new set of regulations will define the state’s solar market over the next several years. For those too busy to dive into dense regulatory documents, here’s a summary of the new guidelines. The Road to SMART Regulations…

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