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Solar’s Big Hurdle

The 30% credit has helped solar installations increase by 1,600% annually since it took effect in 2006. Industry employment has grown from 15,000 to about 143,000 at more than 6,100 companies. At the same time, the cost of solar power has fallen from an average of $7.50 per watt in 2009 to $2.89 per watt…

Solar Stocks Break Out

Regular readers here know that I’ve been an uber-bull on solar technology and the related stocks for over a year now (see here). I don’t give out stock ideas or trading recommendations (or investing advice of any kind) here at this site, but I do talk about the bigger-picture trends that interest me. Solar is…

Barclays: Solar is about to disrupt the utility industry

The corporate bond analysts at Barclays are now talking about the new paradigm of solar and energy storage becoming the first existential threat to the utility business in a hundred years. In Hawaii, as we’ve discussed, solar is already cost-competitive with the traditional grid and consumers are making the switch faster than the electric company…

Introducing the “Hoover Dam of Solar Energy”

I’m not going to lie, a solar energy bull and a big fan of, well, America, this shit gets me pumped… via GigOM: Less than a hundred miles from the rim of the Hoover Dam, just outside of Las Vegas at the edge of dusty San Bernardino County, sits a symbol of how the sun…

Chart o’ the Day: Solar Energy Costs Plummet

One of my favorite secular growth trends happening right now is the stealth solar energy boom. I say stealth because people think of their neighbor’s roof covered in photovoltaic shingles when you say solar energy – they have absolutely no idea how massive the industrialized version is going to be as power grids across America…

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