Solar News Round Up

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As the local solar expert of Los Angeles and Orange County, we’re constantly reading up on the latest news to keep informed about the solar industry. Every once in a while, we’ll share the most interesting articles that we come across in an effort to help spread some solar knowledge.

  • With so much speculation about the future of solar energy, Rosana Francescato tries to set things straight with her article at the PV Solar Report. In particular, she explains why solar makes financial sense and makes a detailed comparison between renewable energy and fossil fuels.
  • In Solar Today’s March 2013 Issue, Tracy Dahl writes about his unique solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Greenland’s ice cap. Its tower-like design allows for maximum solar energy production that powers the Summit Station research center.
  • Jennifer Runyon reports on the incredible growth of the solar industry in 2012 on Renewable Energy World. Of course, California comes out on top with the most residential and non-residential solar systems installed last year.
  • Did you know that Pope Benedict XVI is often called the “green pope” and installed solar panels on the roof of the Vatican? In Kate Galbraith’s article in the NY Times, she explores the Pope’s influence on churches across the nation and why they are considering solar energy.
  • It warms our hearts to see nonprofit organization We Care Solar using solar energy to save lives in Nigeria. Read more in Christie O’Reilly’s article, ‘Solar suitcase’ saving moms, babies during childbirth.