Friday, January 30, 2015

Now Is The Time To Invest In Solar, Because People Are Stupid

If you’re thinking of investing in solar energy companies, now might be a good time to buy.
Most of the major publicly traded solar companies have seen their stock prices decline by around 10 to 20 percent over the last three months.

Normally, declining stock prices would reflect weak growth or a shaky outlook for an industry. But solar energy is growing by leaps and bounds. In the first three quarters of 2014, 3,966 megawatts of solar capacity were installed in the U.S., compared to 2,647 MW in the first three quarters of 2013. Solar deployment is not only expanding, but the pace at which it’s growing keeps accelerating. In 2014, according to a new report from the Solar Foundation, an independently funded think tank, the solar industry added workers almost 20 times faster than the overall U.S. economy, accounting for almost 1.3 percent of all jobs created.
So why are solar stock prices not keeping pace? Because American investors are uninformed, apparently. It turns out that the free market and its crowd-sourced opinions are not always so wise after all.

Read more here:on Grist

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Grid Parity Here We Come !

Africa's Skipping The Grid Completely

2015 - The Year of Solar

Community Solar Lets Everyone Go Solar !

The community solar concept is gaining ground across the US, and it could work anywhere in the world where virtual net metering can be implemented. Also called a community solar garden, it gives people a way to use solar energy without having solar panels installed on their roofs. The solar gardens are really solar farms, built on a piece of land either in or near the community that it serves.

The September 2014 report, “Expanding Solar Access Through Utility-led Community Solar” from Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) found that community solar participation jumped 64% in 18 months in the US. Utilities supporting solar in the US Expanding solar access through utility-led community solar. Credit: SEPA 

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Solar Going Mainstream? 5 Projections for 2015