Magdalena Mis at Reuters reports that solar cells are cheaper and more efficient than ever thanks to a new process using the mineral perovskite.
David Shaffer writes in the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune that three new Xcel power projects will increase Minnesota's solar production by a power of 10.
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Julia Pyper reports in GreenTech Media that a fully financed solar PV system costs less than energy purchased from a typical utility, in 42 of the US's 50 largest cities. Say what? Houston is on the list.
Stephen Edelstein writes in Green Car Reports that utilities are fighting back against solar by lobbying for restrictive state laws to punish or otherwise penalize those who convert to solar.
A quick view of current solar global capacity by country, on Wikipedia.
According to the EIA (the US Energy Information Administration), the US currently consumes about 1000GW of electricity each year.
Key for the graphic below (which you have to click to read)
IEA=International Energy Agency
PVPS=PhotoVoltaic Power Systems programme