It seems that the negative impacts of industrial solar are reported every day, so a internet search will overwhelm you with results. Below we've put together some helpful links to some informative articles, policy information, and miscellaneous resources.
There is a growing public awareness that so-called environmentally friendly energy sources like wind turbines and solar panels aren’t so environmentally friendly, after all. Read More.
Solar energy is terrible for the environment in a number of ways, including the fact that large land areas must be devoted to it. At Forbes, Michael Shellenberger highlights another problem with solar energy: it produces vast quantities of hazardous waste, which are not being adequately dealt with. Read More.
Solar farms—just like regular farms—cover large swaths of land, requiring between 3.5 to 16.5 acres per MW of generating capacity. Read More.
The recent intensity of natural disasters across the country—a direct result of climate change—brings the adequacy of safety and performance standards into question. Read More.
Could solar-energy projects destroy the very ecosystems they’re meant to save from climate change? Read More.
A seven-month investigation and numerous public information requests have revealed the move to increase solar power might be leading to an increase in the very emissions alternative energy sources aim to reduce. Read More.
10 reasons industrial-scale solar isn't right for agricultural-rural areas. Read More.
Over the last 20 years, its maniacal wind and solar obsession has cost Californians dearly: they suffer America’s highest power prices and, when the mercury soars, are lucky to get any power, at all. Read More.
They all valued the land — thousands of rolling acres of agricultural turf in Culpeper County, Va. — but for very different reasons. Read More.
When you hear that wind has the most increased capacity, you are supposed to think that it has the most increased ability to provide electricity in the way we need it--affordably and reliably.
But in energy, “capacity” is actually a technical term meaning the maximum momentary ability to produce electricity--not the consistent, long-term ability to produce electricity, which is what matters to human life. Read More.
For 30 years, experts have claimed that humankind needs to switch to solar and wind energy to address climate change. But do we really? Read More.
Aurora, one of Minnesota’s largest solar energy projects, has become a financial and legal morass. Scores of subcontractors have filed a blizzard of claims, saying they were not paid for their work on the $290 million project that was completed last month. One of the attorneys involved estimated that at least $85 million is owed. Read More.
Four years ago, Nicole Marvin moved with her family to a bucolic property on Bradfute Lane in Cedarville Township. From their backyard, they can watch blue herons nest in a nearby creek, and regularly spot foxes, possums, groundhogs, coyote and deer roaming the land. Read More.
N.C. State crop scientist Ron Heiniger says taking crop land out of production for solar has long-term impacts on overall ecosystem. Read More.
Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) require that a specified percentage of the electricity utilities sell comes from renewable resources. States have created these standards to diversify their energy resources, promote domestic energy production and encourage economic development. Read More.
The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is one of the most important federal policy mechanisms to support the growth of solar energy in the United States. Since the ITC was enacted in 2006, the U.S. solar industry has grown by more than 10,000%. Read More.
Homeowners, solar companies, and industry advocates alike were given a big Christmas gift in 2015 when Congress approved the 2016 federal spending bill and extended the solar panel tax credit. Read More.
Local Governments Attempt to Restrict Solar Development With Moratoriums and Restrictive Zoning Ordinances. Read More.
Renewable Energy 101: Solar Energy in Kentucky. Read More.
DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Read More.