Solar is currently growing faster than any other segment in the energy industry.
LAST YEAR, a new solar system was installed in the U.S. every three minutes. Creative financing solutions and plummeting panel prices have made solar widely accessible for homeowners and businesses alike. And by next year, experts predict that solar will actually be the cheapest form of electricity in many U.S. states.
Since last summer, the price of a barrel of oil has decreased by more than 50%, from approximately $90 to $45. In the U.S., drivers are rejoicing, saving a total of $630 million per day, but oil producing states like Louisiana are panicked by slumping economies and an uncertain future.
Participation promotes growth of renewable energy in Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. and BELMONT, Calif., Jan. 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Inc. is the first major corporate participant in Minnesota's newest alternative energy program, which uses community solar gardens -- shared solar panel sites with grid-connected subscribers -- to offset electricity use.
CLEVELAND, November 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — KeyBank is responding as more companies seek to conserve cash, reduce energy consumption, and cut operating costs through renewable energy initiatives. Key’s Community Bank provides a unique set of financial tools for business clients who implement their own energy efficiency and sustainability projects, and Key’s “green” experts come armed with the resources, connections, and financing to devise and implement the solutions for clients.
OCT. 8, /3BL Media/ -SolarCity® and Honda have renewed their partnership with a new fund expected to finance $50 million in solar projects. The new commitment announced during the SXSW Eco conference in Austin, Texas, will make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers and dealerships in the United States.
Four-day VERGE SF event powered by mix of renewable fuels and storage
OAKLAND, Calif., October 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ –– VERGE San Francisco, a four-day conference focusing on the intersection of technology and sustainability, will be powered by a fully functional, replicable, renewably-powered microgrid, demonstrating the power of distributed energy solutions on the market today.
TransCanada continues its commitment to clean, renewable energy
TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced it has acquired two additional Ontario solar power facilities from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. - the Brockville 2 and Burritts Rapids projects. This deal follows the previously announced purchase of Brockville 1 as part of an agreement made in 2011 to acquire nine solar power facilities from Canadian Solar Solutions.