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RE-volv is a non-profit organization that empowers people and communities to invest collectively in renewable energy. This blog is meant to capture important developments in the world of renewable energy.
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State Installs More Solar Energy In 2013 Than In Past 30 Years Combined

State Installs More Solar Energy In 2013 Than In Past 30 Years Combined | RE-volv | Scoop.it
California installed more megawatts of solar energy in 2013 than it did in the last 30 years combined, the California Solar Energy Industries Association reported.
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America's Real Problem with Solar Energy

America's Real Problem with Solar Energy | RE-volv | Scoop.it
Each day, our industry sits down and whittles the unsightly knots off the tree we call solar energy.
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Peru to Provide Free Solar Power to its 2 Million Poorest Citizens

Peru to Provide Free Solar Power to its 2 Million Poorest Citizens | RE-volv | Scoop.it
The country of Peru is looking to provide free energy to over 2 million of the country's poorest citizens thanks to that most plentiful and abundant energy source - the sun.
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Excellent idea.

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SolarCity Scores $500 Million from Goldman Sachs for Solar Leasing

SolarCity Scores $500 Million from Goldman Sachs for Solar Leasing | RE-volv | Scoop.it
SolarCity Corp. (SCTY), a solar-energy developer chaired by billionaire Elon Musk, won financing from Goldman Sachs (GS) Group Inc. for more than $500 million in rooftop solar systems that the company will complete this year.
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SolarCity lands the largest single financing agreement for rooftop solar systems in the U.S. Way to go!

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America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners

America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners | RE-volv | Scoop.it
The Solar Foundation, which has been releasing reports for a few years on the state of the solar industry in the U.S., has just launched a very cool interactive map that breaks the stats down state by state.
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US Senators Re-Introduce MLP Act to Level Playing Field for Renewable Energy

US Senators Re-Introduce MLP Act to Level Playing Field for Renewable Energy | RE-volv | Scoop.it
JinkoSolar Holding Co. and First Solar Inc. were among solar companies that surged after four U.S.
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This could be a huge help for renewable energy.

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Citigroup: How solar module prices could fall to 25c/watt : Renew Economy

Citigroup: How solar module prices could fall to 25c/watt : Renew Economy | RE-volv | Scoop.it
Citigroup says solar PV modules could fall to as low a 25c/Watt by 2020 - suggesting that the recent cost reductions could continue for the rest of the decade.
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100 Percent Renewable Vision Building

100 Percent Renewable Vision Building | RE-volv | Scoop.it
Increasingly countries and regions are leapfrogging timid renewable targets and moving toward full 100 percent integration of renewables into electricity supply.
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Feed-in Tariff Breakthrough in Iowa?

Feed-in Tariff Breakthrough in Iowa? | RE-volv | Scoop.it
Could the conservative heartland sate of Iowa breach the dam holding back feed-in tariffs for renewable energy in the US when self-styled "progressive" states such as California continue to dawdle?
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Excellent news.

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US utilities face growing rivalry from unsubsidised roof-top solar power - The National

US utilities face growing rivalry from unsubsidised roof-top solar power - The National | RE-volv | Scoop.it
Roof-top solar power is increasingly cost-competitive with retail power prices, with far-reaching implications for solar manufacturers, utilities and rival generation technologies.
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Climate Change: No Breakthroughs Needed, Mr. President

Climate Change: No Breakthroughs Needed, Mr. President | RE-volv | Scoop.it
In his recent New Republic interview, President Obama said we "need some big technological breakthrough" to tackle climate change. Mr. President -- our nation already has the technologies to protect the climate while advancing prosperity.
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Excellent article by Amory Lovins and our friends at Rocky Mountain Institute

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V3Solar Spin Cell = 8 Cents/kWh? (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

V3Solar Spin Cell = 8 Cents/kWh? (CleanTechnica Exclusive) | RE-volv | Scoop.it
Quite frankly, if the company's numbers are correct, this could be the biggest solar news of the decade, or even a greater timespan.
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This is incredible news!  These are the types of innovations we've been waiting for.

 

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SolarIndustryMag.com: Five Reasons The Cleantech Industry Is Stronger Than Ever

SolarIndustryMag.com: Five Reasons The Cleantech Industry Is Stronger Than Ever | RE-volv | Scoop.it
Focusing on solar power news, analysis and information, Solar Industry covers utility-scale projects, renewable energy policy, photovoltaic technology, and the market for new products and services for professionals in the solar business.
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All In

All In | RE-volv | Scoop.it
If we commit to it, America's electrical grid will be Free of fossil fuels by the year 2030. That's only 16 years away—and it's a fix that will last forever.
But first we have to kill off some zombies.
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Solar Eclipsed? Global PV “Shake Out” Calls for Public Sector Approach

Solar Eclipsed? Global PV “Shake Out” Calls for Public Sector Approach | RE-volv | Scoop.it
What is happening to the solar PV industry? At a time when solar PV should be helping us win the war against rising emissions, and creating jobs, the industry is being hurt by a trade war between the U.S.
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Solar Offers Hope in Fight Against Climate Change

Solar Offers Hope in Fight Against Climate Change | RE-volv | Scoop.it
As we celebrate the 4th of July holiday, Americans everywhere will take a moment to remember the men and women who have made freedom possible. But let's not forget: freedom also carries a responsibility.
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Excellent article. Clearly states the case for solar.

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America's Real Problem with Solar Energy

America's Real Problem with Solar Energy | RE-volv | Scoop.it
Each day, our industry sits down and whittles the unsightly knots off the tree we call solar energy.
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The problem with solar energy in America isn't a result of the deficiencies of the incentives (although improved incentives would set this industry on fire), it's with the astounding lack of knowledge about a technology that can transform the lives of everyone in our nation and around the world.

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Climate Change Is in the Air

Climate Change Is in the Air | RE-volv | Scoop.it
Last year climate change became reality for the United States. New York City flooded, a historic drought blanketed the Midwest, and we saw one of the worst fire seasons ever recorded. By July, the U.S.
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Check out this great article by our friend Rosana Francescato!

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SolarIndustryMag.com: SunPower Releases X-Series Solar Modules Featuring 21.5% Efficiency

SolarIndustryMag.com: SunPower Releases X-Series Solar Modules Featuring 21.5% Efficiency | RE-volv | Scoop.it
Focusing on solar power news, analysis and information, Solar Industry covers utility-scale projects, renewable energy policy, photovoltaic technology, and the market for new products and services for professionals in the solar business.
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Survey Finds Most Republicans Seek Action on Climate Change

Survey Finds Most Republicans Seek Action on Climate Change | RE-volv | Scoop.it
A new survey finds a strong majority of Republicans and conservative independent voters seek action on climate and non-polluting energy sources.
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interesting development..

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Obama Will Use Nixon-Era Law to Fight Climate Change

Obama Will Use Nixon-Era Law to Fight Climate Change | RE-volv | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama is preparing to tell all federal agencies for the first time that they should consider the impact on global warming before approving major projects, from pipelines to highways.
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The rare non-sucky infographic on climate change

The rare non-sucky infographic on climate change | RE-volv | Scoop.it
Here's an infographic that's genuinely informative and helpful.
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Adam Browning: California utilities are fighting solar progress

Adam Browning: California utilities are fighting solar progress | RE-volv | Scoop.it
State policies encouraging solar energy are succeeding, but utilities are finding that rooftop solar is cutting into their profits.
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Switching Costs, Personal Identity and the Difficulty of Switching to Solar

Switching Costs, Personal Identity and the Difficulty of Switching to Solar | RE-volv | Scoop.it
Self-interest, which does not necessarily mean selfishness, is the primary motivating factor in decision making. When properly stimulated, well, people will buy almost anything.
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