Latest Perspective

We look at particular attitudes toward or way of regarding solar energy; a point of view on how to improve on this technology or process.

How Ontario became the largest solar energy market in Canada

The Canadian province of Ontario’s solar sector has seen significant continued growth in investments—year over year—since 2001. Canada benefits from this growth, which has placed the country as a global solar energy leader with regards to total installed solar photovoltaic capacity.

Startup Can Map Your Solar Potential

For the average homeowner, there’s more benefit to going solar than ever before. But most people still find the whole idea too intimidating to take action. That’s where Mapdwell, a spin-off company from MIT that is creating incredibly detailed maps of the solar potential for each and every building in various cities, comes in.

Extending the Solar ITC and its impact on the U.S. solar economy

The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a 30% federal tax credit for solar systems on residential and commercial properties in the U.S. that, under current law, remains in effect through December 31, 2016. The final vote count to determine its extension is not in, but industry reaction has been jubilant for the most part and the stock market has responded positively. Ethan Desota of Ethosolar—provides a perspective on the importance of this credit—as an incentive to the U.S. solar industry’s growth.