Inflexible metering procedures limit the types of customers who can invest in solar electric power, and the scale of systems. New policies for virtual net metering, community solar, and meter aggregation can make solar more economical and accessible.
This is an update to the first Bottom Line on Renewable Energy Tax Credits, published April 2008, which answers basic questions about different types of tax credits, their purpose, and qualification requirements. This document has been updated to reflect legislative changes that
Collaborative solar purchasing brings buyers together to reduce the costs of solar energy.
WRI’s new report, in collaboration with CDF-IFMR, looks at the market potential for clean and renewable energy in rural India.
Could a major industrialized country be powered entirely by renewable energy? Germany wants to be the first to try.
Policymakers seem to face a trade-off when designing national trade and investment policies related to clean energy sectors. They have pledged to address climate change and accelerate the large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies, which would benefit
The commercial sector of the U.S. economy is in a unique position to drive growth in the solar photovoltaic (PV) market, widening it geographically as well as increasing its total size. The retailers, multinational companies, and
In the Southwest United States, an enormous solar energy resource remains largely untapped. There is already more than 500 MW of concentrating solar thermal power in the United States and Spain primarily, but there is significant scope to scale up development. As Congress oversees the nation’s transition to a clean energy economy, a homegrown renewable energy technology---concentrating solar thermal power---can help cut emissions and enhance energy security with American resources.
Australia and other nations rich in solar resources should invest in concentrating solar thermal (CST), a key low-carbon technology.
Concentrated solar thermal power (CSTP or CST) is alternately referred to as concentrated solar power (CSP). This report uses the acronym CST throughout.