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Saint Lucia has ambitious plans to increase its use of renewables. To kickstart this, the island has taken the historic step of installing solar on the national executive residence, Government House, as part of the Solar Head of State program.

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The U.S. and China reach an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. target is 26% below 2005 levels, while China plans to peak emissions before 2030.

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With rooftop solar panels generating as much as 25% of South Australia’s electricity, and grid penetration increasing around the world, solar will soon be mainstream everywhere.

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Leaders from SEPA and energy consulting firm ScottMadden visit Germany with a group of U.S. energy industry executives to learn from what's happened in that energy market.

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Tony Abbott-led government’s anti-renewables moves darken Australian solar industry outlook.

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A Lux Research report on the solar market over the next five years finds that despite trade disputes with China, the long-term growth of solar looks strong throughout the world.

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While naysayers abound, solar continues its ascent in the U.S. and throughout the world. One report even predicts that in just 11 years, it will be the primary source of energy.

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Solar costs continue to drop, with large-scale systems costing four times less than in 2009. Further cost reductions by 2020 are expected to bring the cost down to between $50 - $70 per MWh.

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SEIA urges SolarWorld to offer a specific proposal for reaching a negotiated settlement. SEIA is hopeful that a settlement can be reached and is committed to finding an “industry-wide solution.”