Future is Bright for Women in the Solar Industry

This week Atlanta was one of 15 cities to celebrate the annual National Women in Solar Energy week. Organized by the non-profit, Women In Solar Energy (WISE), #nationWISE is a multi-city roundtable discussion that focuses on the development of women in the solar industry. Attendees in Atlanta represented a broad range of solar professions including non-profits, utilities, finance, [...]

White House Has Plans to Help Low-Income Communities Gain Access to Solar

In early July, the White House unveiled a new plan to help cut energy costs for low- and middle-income families. The new program would make it easier for people who lack startup capital, or who rent rather than own their homes, to invest in solar.

According to the Obama Administration, last year the United States brought as much solar energy online every three weeks as it did in all of 2008. The solar industry added jobs 10 times faster than the rest of the economy. The continually lowering price for solar energy is part of the inspiration behind the Administration’s effort to provide access to those communities who have historically been economically unable to access clean energy resources.

Tampa businesswoman drives solar manufacturing biz

This blog is sixth in a series on diversity in the solar energy field in Florida. Click here for other posts.  Colleen Clark has a lot in common with the hurricane-resistant solar panel racks her company produces. Determined, tough, and creative, she powered her own way into Florida’s solar industry back when it was mostly guys [...]

Florida State University student selected as a Southeastern Delegate for the 2013 U.S. Solar Market Insight Conference

This guest post was authored by Justin Vandenbroeck, IDEAS For Us Ambassador and Industrial Engineering student at Florida State University, who was chosen as a Southeastern Delegate for the 2013 U.S. Solar Market Insight Conference happening this week in San Diego, CA. Follow events and announcements at the conference through @IDEASTweetsUs and IDEAS For US Facebook. Are you interested in a [...]

North Carolina Celebrates Solar Energy Month

Last week, Governor Pat McCrory proclaimed June 2013 as Solar Energy Month in North Carolina. During the announcement, held in front of Strata Solar’s 6.4 megawatt (MW) Fuquay Solar Farm, McCrory stressed the role the growing industry is playing in creating jobs and helping make the state and nation energy independent. “North Carolina is home [...]