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Hello- I’m Matt Bartlett, founder of AtisSun, Inc. and the creator of the Solar Insider News publication.
In a world of skyrocketing energy prices, disappearing natural resources, and a highly unstable economy, the Solar Insider News publication promises to give you an advantage as you plan for your future during these uncertain times. We focus on Energy Independence, Financial Freedom and Sustainability topics.
The mission of the Solar Insider News publication is to help arm you with the best information possible as a solar industry professional, consumer, or enthusiast.
Hawaii is well on its way to meeting its state renewable energy goal of obtaining 40% of its power from locally generated renewable sources by 2030. The Big Island already gets nearly half of its power (44%) of its electricity from renewables, and experts think it could be completely powered by renewables by 2020. But [...]
The solar value chain, meaning its ecosystem, begins with raw material suppliers, winds its way through equipment and consumable suppliers, to ingot, wafer, cell technology manufacturers to module assemblers (most cell manufacturers also assemble modules), to demand side participants (system integrators, modules assemblers, installers, distributors, et al), to developers of balance of systems technology (inverters, [...]
Qatar is aiming to generate 16% of its electricity from solar power by 2018, according to Fahad Bin Mohammed al-Attiya, chairman of the organizers of the climate change conference in Doha. Qatar, an OPEC nation, currently has the highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions in the world, and is the world’s current top exporter of [...]
Thanks to Denver’s efforts to make it easier for residents to go solar, the Mile High City became the first city awarded Solar Friendly Community status, by the synonymous nonprofit. By speeding and lowering the costs for permitting of solar in Denver City and County, among other efforts, the city achieved recognition with the second-highest [...]
Bloomberg reports that China has increased its clean energy output from October 2011 to October 2012 by 48 percent. The country now generates 92.1 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean energy. China’s State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) issued a statement last week that clean energy sources, including hydro and nuclear plants, equals 20.4 percent of electricity. [...]
Solar Reserve received its last required approval for its Crossroads Solar Energy Project in Arizona last week and should soon be able to begin construction. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Solar Reserve’s conditional use permit for a combined 150-megawatt concentrated solar power and 65-megawatt solar photovoltaic installation that will be able to [...]
Google, a company that has been carbon neutral since 2007, is about to top $1 billion in renewable energy investments. The company is a huge energy consumer; its data centers’ operations use as much energy as nearly a quarter of a million households. But Google is using renewable energy not only to fuel its own [...]
California is one of the top solar states in the United States, and it is now using solar to do more than reduce carbon dioxide emissions and generate electricity. The California school system, which has struggled with constant budget reductions in recent years, has found that solar installations can free up money to keep teachers [...]
A French agency has released a statement that it believes renewable energy will become coal’s biggest rival for the world’s biggest electricity supplier by 2035. The Paris-based International Energy Agency serves as an energy adviser to nearly 30 countries around the world. It sees a lot of potential for the wind farms, solar parks and hydroelectric [...]
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