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Can New Storage Technologies Help California Go Solar?

A major challenge for states like California that are trying to meet renewable portfolio standards (RPS), standards which dictate the minimum percentage of electricity that a state needs to derive from renewable sources, is to find energy storage options that are both affordable and effective.

Ivanpah Solar Project To Begin Production Soon

The Brightsource Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, in the Mojave Desert of California, is ready to go online, and pending approval by the California Public Utilities Commission should begin generating electricity very soon.

Recent Reports Signal Growth In Solar Energy

Whether the state of California and the country as a whole can move away from fossil fuels depends largely on the growth of renewable energy sources such as solar power, as these are the only solution that provides the electricity we need affordably without the pollution of coal and oil or the dangers of nuclear power.

New EPA Chief Could Continue Focus On Renewable Energy

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week after an unexpected delay due to political gridlock over the role of the EPA in regulating environmental impact.

FERC Reports Successes Of Renewable Energy

The pace of adding renewable energy sources to the U.S. electrical grid continues to accelerate, as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects released a new report on July 19 showing that 25 percent of electric generating capacity added in the first six months of 2013 came from renewables.

New Solar Study Looks Back On 2012, California Ranks High

The California solar energy industry is thriving thanks to tax incentives and shrinking costs of solar panels, but a new report from Environment America Research and Policy Center shows that the state has hardly reached full capacity.