06 Jul '11, 5pm

Despite recession, Californians install solar panels at record-breaking pace:

While the drill-baby-drill contingent was bitching about reliance on foreign oil, that hacky-sack full of smelly Nancy-Pelosi-electing hippies known as California quietly installed more solar in 2010 than any other state, ever. The numbers: Californians installed 194 megawatts of solar in 2010, 47 percent more than they installed in 2009. Granted, 2009 was kind of a crap year, economically. But so was 2010! This power is distributed: California now has nearly 1 gigawatt of solar spread across almost 10,000 sites. The cost of distributed, small-scale solar in California has fallen 18 percent since 2007, and almost 30 percent for large projects. Applications to California's solar subsidy program indicate that 2011 will be an even bigger, more record-breakinger year. The ultimate goal is 1,940 MW of solar capacity by 2016.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-07-06-despite-recession-ca...

Tweets

Demand for Low-Carbon Products Grows, Despite Recession

Demand for Low-Carbon Products Grows, Despite R...

treehugger.com 05 Jul '11, 2pm

Image credit: gwire , used under Creative Commons license. It's not just home wind turbines in the US that have seen stron...

Gentlemen, start your solar panels

Gentlemen, start your solar panels

mnn.com 06 Jul '11, 8pm

Some people are surprised that Panasonic (which recently acquired Sanyo) is even in the sustainability business, since it’...

Renewables Briefing: SunPower, Deepwater Wind, ...

environmentalleader.com 06 Jul '11, 4pm

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced offers of conditional commitments for loan guarantees worth approximately $...

Should California adopt the German solar model?

Should California adopt the German solar model?

grist.org 07 Jul '11, 1am

When it comes to certain things -- luxury cars, beer, chocolate -- we should just acknowledge that the Germans did it bett...

Cling-film solar panels 1/200th as thick as Sar...

grist.org 05 Jul '11, 4pm

New 'cling-film' solar panels can be printed like newspapers, and then self-organize into layers of plastics that can turn...

The bicycling economy creates a little wealth -- but it generates a lot of well-being:

The bicycling economy creates a little wealth -...

grist.org 05 Jul '11, 2pm

This is the tenth and last column in the Bikenomics series. A new ten-part series will begin in two weeks, exploring some ...

Rhino poaching on record pace ~ ~ #wildlife #co...

news.mongabay.com 08 Jul '11, 5pm

Eating rhino horn sends woman to hospital (06/30/2011) A Vietnamese woman ended up in the hospital after consuming rhino h...

Heat's Effect on Solar Panels - Fresh off one of our local inverters is this data for the month of June, 2011. There...

Heat's Effect on Solar Panels - Fresh off one o...

solarfeeds.com 04 Jul '11, 1am

Fresh off one of our local inverters is this data for the month of June, 2011. There is much to be seen and understood her...

500 MW of distributed solar could have prevente...

grist.org 06 Jul '11, 9pm

The massive blackout of 2003 , which affected 45 million people in the northeast United States and 10 million more in Onta...

You can help lower the cost of solar by support...

seia.org 12 Jul '11, 3am

Contact Your Representative - Announcing PopVox! We are trying out a new tool to help our supporters get their messages to...

Is Solar Reserve worth its salt?

Is Solar Reserve worth its salt?

marcgunther.com 04 Jul '11, 4pm

Is SolarReserve worth its salt? July 4, 2011 One of the knocks against renewable energy has been that, unlike coal, natura...

Home > Breaking News > Money

Home > Breaking News > Money

straitstimes.com 10 Jul '11, 12am

Money Home > Breaking News > Money Inflation in China hits 3-year high 6:00 AM BEIJING - CHINA'S annual inflation accelera...

Do you believe me now?

123-reg.co.uk 07 Jul '11, 5pm

Whois record for thesunonsunday.co.uk Domain name: thesunonsunday.co.uk Registrant: Mediaspring Registrant type: UK Indivi...

Largest Solar Power Farm Being Built in California | Solar Feeds News: River ide County i et to become home to t...

Largest Solar Power Farm Being Built in Califor...

solarfeeds.com 01 Jul '11, 3pm

• The project will cost US$4bn, with US$2.1bn from the U.S. Department of Energy; • Solar Millenium, who is in charge of t...

Cling film #solar cells looking good says study

Cling film #solar cells looking good says study

businessgreen.com 04 Jul '11, 2pm

A government-backed research project has hailed a breakthrough in the efficiency of printed plastic solar cells, potential...