In the midst of what is probably the ugliest pre-election contests of recent memory, one of California’s best known solar companies has got into the act with a campaign of its own. For their “Who’s the Brightest Candidate?” campaign, Sungevity used their remote solar design software to calculate how much solar capacity each candidate could put on his roof. So is this a Presidential pissing match, who’s roof can stack the most solar?
The number of wind energy installations has surpassed natural gas, 7,977 MW of new generating capacity to 5,942 MW. There is close to 3,000 MW of (rooftop and utility scale) new solar capacity, 305 MW of biomass capacity, 153 of hydropower 48 MW of geothermal. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy, under President Obama two thirds of America’s new capacity was renewable in 2015. Continue reading Two Thirds of America’s New Capacity Was Renewable In 2015→
A new Hampshire poll raises the possibility of Senator Bernie Sanders going up against self made billionaire Donald Trump in the 2016 US election. Sanders has been called a socialist, a liberal and so far has been #2 among Democratic hopefuls. Now a democratic poll finds Sanders trumps Clinton, 46% to 30%. If that trend continues, the 2016 US election may be remembered as a people’s candidate vs corporate greed.
With Hilary Clinton leading the pack of Presidential hopefuls, America could increase its solar capacity by 700% by 2020. The latest CNN poll shows 44% of the voters respondents favourable to her. This is quite a lead over the two next most favoured candidates, Republicans Jeb Bush and Donald Trump (who both had 34%). Her Democratic challenger, Bernie Sanders,may be “moving up” but has a long way to go with only 24%. Clinton wants to see half a billion US solar panels on rooftops by the end of her first term.