The most popular solar stories of 2017!

Although 2017 was a difficult and relatively quiet year for the U.S. solar industry, there were some notable solar stories from around the world that stirred up some drama.


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THE SAGA OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOLAR PANELS
Did you know that solar panels were once installed on the White House roof? Then they were removed. Then put back again?

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PUERTO RICO’S POWER GRID: ELON MUSK PLANS TO FIX IT WITH SOLAR
Elon Musk suggests his team can help rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island’s electrical system.

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DON’T BLAME SOLAR POWER FOR HIGH HYDRO COSTS IN ONTARIO
The attack on solar energy impacting high hydro costs or Ontario’s electricity costs has been relentless by some media outlets. But do they have a point?

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BEST BATTERY FOR “BEHIND-THE-METER” RESIDENTIAL ENERGY STORAGE
Let’s discuss the differences in battery chemistries currently available, with a focus on the attributes with regards to residential “behind-the-meter” applications

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ONTARIO HIDING IMPACT OF CUTS TO HYDRO BILLS | VIDEO
The Auditor General says the Liberal government is hiding the true financial impact of the 25 percent cut in hydro bills.

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BILL GATES LEADS $1 BILLION GREEN ENERGY INVESTMENT FUND
The fund is backed by A-Listers along with Sir Richard Branson, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Alibaba’s Jack Ma with the goal to fight climate change.

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THIS ISLAND WILL PROVIDE CLEAN ENERGY TO 80m PEOPLE | VIDEO
Welcome to Dogger Island: How ‘crazy’ artificial power island in the North Sea could supply renewable energy to 80 million people in Europe by 2050.

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