Solar panel installations in the U.S. grew 76 percent in 2012 as the cost of panels and the surrounding equipment continued to fall, according to an annual report by a solar trade group.

Job seekers wanting to break into the burgeoning green technology sector should give solar power special consideration.

The U.S. installed panels capable of producing 3,313 megawatts of ...

Network News

Reflective of the growing popularity and increasing growth of solar nationwide, many of America’s leading Fortune 100 companies continue to significantly ramp up their use of clean solar energy, according to the 3rd annual Solar Means Business report, which was released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

The comprehensive report, which identifies major commercial solar projects and ranks ...

Wind power developers eyeing California’s renewable energy market are literally floating a novel idea. Seattle-based Trident Winds has filed preliminary environmental documents for a farm of 100 floating wind turbines off California’s central coast, according to reporting this week by the San Jose Mercury News.

Trident Winds’ proposal is a longterm bet—startup is probably a decade away according to ...

The U.S. Department of Energy announced it would fund its three Bioenergy Research Centers for an additional five-year period, subject to continued congressional appropriations.

The three Centers —including the BioEnergy Research Center (BESC) led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in partnership with Michigan State University, and the ...

It was great to see economists in two separate New York Times opinion pieces recently noting that controlling climate pollution may be economically beneficial rather than restraining growth, as conventional wisdom among economists has held.

The idea that controlling climate pollution helps the economy is not new. Back in 1981, the Solar Energy Research Institute, a national laboratory now known ...

The New England solar market is extremely strong. But even with these strong existing players, there is still room for more competition and new players enter every day. With that said, there are number of opportunities and risks that have the ability to impact industry growth and profits.

In December and January, I spent a lot of time talking with ...

General Electric Co., the nation's biggest supplier of wind turbines, expects domestic installations to double next year after the renewal of a tax credit boosts demand.

Wind-farm developers including NextEra Energy Inc. and Invenergy LLC may install 3,000 megawatts to 4,000 megawatts of turbines in the U.S. this year and as much as 7,000 megawatts next year, Anne McEntee, GE's ...

Jobs Rated

A college education is beneficial in the job landscape, but not all degrees are created alike.
The annual CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report applies a set of objective core criteria to rank professions across a variety of industries, to provide a snapshot of the job marketplace.
Looking for a recurring theme in the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report’s best jobs of 2019? One word: data.

Career Advice

Everyone has been on a bad job interview in his or her life, but bad interviews can be avoided. They be blessings in disguise. They can even be opportunities to grow and learn.
The 2020 labor market doesn't have robots -- at least, not in the sense science fiction predicted.
An MBA can be a lucrative career path, but potentially high student loan debt and balancing work with your education are things to consider.