Along with US Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program, the 30% ITC blazed a sudden bright comet of big solar onto the US grid.
More than half went to California to meet its ambitious mandate for 33% renewable energy by 2020. Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with the state's big three Investor-Owned Utilities (IOU)s; PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E now include most of the world’s largest solar projects. ... Read more about California PPAs to Take Different Shape
Feldheim (Germany) (AFP) - If Germany has taken a pioneering though risky role in shifting to renewable energy, then the tiny village of Feldheim -- population 150 -- is at its vanguard.
The hamlet near Berlin is Germany's first to have left the national grid and switched to 100 percent local, alternative energy, swearing off fossil fuels and nuclear power decades before the rest of the country plans to near the same goal.