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Should You Go Solar if You Live on the East Coast: What You Want to Know

Rooftop solar in the United States is growing rapidly. The industry grew 30% in 2021 when more than 4.2 gigawatts of residential solar was installed (there are now 121 gigawatts of solar power nationwide) from the sunny southwest to regions less well known for their cloudless climates. While inflation and an uncertain economy may slow things down, the federal tax credit remains at 26% for the rest of the year. That means, it could be another big year for solar.
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Solar + battery hybrids are poised for explosive growth

America’s electric power system is undergoing radical change as it transitions from fossil fuels to renewable energy. While the first decade of the 2000s saw huge growth in natural gas generation, and the 2010s were the decade of wind and solar, early signs suggest the innovation of the 2020s may be a boom in “hybrid” power plants.
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Soon You’ll Be Able To Score Solar Panels at IKEA

When it comes to environmentally-friendly home solutions, it’s hard to beat solar panels, which significantly cut down on electric bills and helps minimize your carbon footprint all at once. Coming this fall, California homeowners will be able to score solar panels at IKEA, with other U.S. locations hopefully to...

Grid monitor warns of U.S. blackouts in ‘sobering report’

The central and upper Midwest, Texas and Southern California face an increased risk of power outages this summer from extreme heat, wildfires and extended drought, the nation’s grid monitor warned yesterday. In a dire new assessment, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) described regions of the country pushed...
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The EU is replacing Russian oil with solar energy

This week has been a big one in the EU, with the European Commission going all-in on renewable energy and, in particular,solar. In March 2022, following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the European Union committed to entirely phase out its dependency on Russian gas, oil, and coal imports. It asked the European Commission to develop a plan on how to do so by the end of May 2022. The REPowerEU plan is the result.

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Expert Shows Access Vulnerability In Tesla And Other Electric Vehicles. Sultan Qasim Khan, a cybersecurity specialist, has publicly demonstrated how easy it can be to gain full control of a Tesla and other electric vehicles – in case of having the right level of technical knowledge, though -. Electric...

The missing piece in the clean energy puzzle

Sign up for the Fortune Features email list so you don’t miss our biggest features, exclusive interviews, and investigations. Critical to any strategy around climate change is the question of justice. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) reports on climate change mitigation and its impacts on vulnerable communities are unequivocal: The climate crisis is rapidly accelerating, disproportionately impacting those who’ve done the least to create it.
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More accurate wind forecasts can save Americans millions in energy costs

Better wind forecasting can save American consumers millions of dollars a year on their collective utility bills, a new study finds. Wind energy costs have already plummeted thanks to more efficient turbines, but there’s still a major hurdle to overcome when it comes to renewable energy: intermittency. Unlike coal and gas-fired power plants, wind and solar farms can only churn out as much electricity as the weather will allow.

Clean energy tax package shows signs of life

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said yesterday she was “pretty bullish” on a $325 billion clean energy tax credit package that is the heart of Democrats’ reconciliation push. The comments came amid other signs of life on Capitol Hill for a potential deal on climate and energy. Senate...

An off-grid Starlink user achieves 'infinite WiFi' with 300 watts of solar

A Starlink user is running their setup purely on solar energy, allowing them to live an enviable off-grid lifestyle. The Starlink customer, Steve Birch, who works in facility management, is powering SpaceX's internet service completely off-grid. The service, which has recently gained significant public attention for its role in the Ukraine conflict, allows users to access the internet almost anywhere — and Birch is taking that concept to its limits.