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    U.S. Low-Income Solar Programs & Incentives (2022)

    U.S. Low-Income Solar Programs & Incentives (2022)

    American author and activist James Baldwin once said, “anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”  Energy in America is no exception. As the U.S. Department of Energy explains, “low-income households pay a disproportionately higher share of income toward energy-related expenses.” The share that a household pays […]

    How to Support Black-Owned Businesses in the Solar Industry

    How to Support Black-Owned Businesses in the Solar Industry

    We’ll admit it — the solar energy industry is an imperfect one. Though it has enjoyed considerable expansion as we transition into the era of clean energy, challenges and growing pains will persist as solar matures. For an industry that champions equity, independence and social and environmental responsibility, solar still has room to improve — […]

    Superstore Rooftops Are Ideal for Solar Farms, Report Finds

    Superstore Rooftops Are Ideal for Solar Farms, Report Finds

    An innovative climate solution would give the U.S.’s big box retail stores a sustainable makeover. A new report from Environment America and the Frontier Group calculated that the big, flat and sun-exposed roofs of superstores like Walmart and Ikea would make ideal locations for solar panels.

    Year in Review: 5 Biggest Wins for Solar Energy in 2021

    Year in Review: 5 Biggest Wins for Solar Energy in 2021

    This past year was an eventful one for solar energy. We witnessed COVID-19 variants derailing supply chains, nations gathering for UN climate talks at COP26 and extreme weather events disrupting power for millions. Yet despite a turbulent economic year, the renewable energy market — led by solar energy — continued to grow steadily in 2021. […]