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John Farrell - February 27, 2015

Are Utilities or States the Leaders in Renewable Energy and Efficiency?

A June 2014 study by Ceres highlighted the top electric utilities for renewable energy and efficiency. In an article discussing the findings, Utility Dive suggested that there are “wide...

Holly Copeland - February 26, 2015

Going Solar and Net-Zero: The 21st Century Family Home Project

300 pounds: That’s how much coal was not burned in a distant power plant in December as a result of the solar panels we installed on our house in Wyoming this fall. Being December,...

Jesse Broehl - February 26, 2015

Vestas, Mitsubishi Settle on Offshore Turbine Design

In 2014, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)formed a joint venture with Vestas called MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The strategy behind that joint venture is now substantially clearer. MHI’s...

Tom DeRosa - February 26, 2015

The Keystone XL Pipeline: Nobody Won

Left, Right, Left, Right... It's been a long battle. More than five years of bickering by both sides. A Republican-led Congress took office almost two months ago, and they, along with...

Lanre Okanlawon - February 25, 2015

The Potential of Nigeria’s Residential Solar Rooftop Systems

The clamour for more stable and reliable electricity supply in Nigeria has been never-ending, particularly for households. The inability for families to consistently enjoy one of the...

UnThink Solar - February 25, 2015

Every Solar Company Is a Media Empire, But Few Use It

Back in 2005, Tom Foremski, the publisher of tech blog Silicon Valley Watcher, famously wrote, “Every company is a media company.” It’s a very profound insight that I think many solar...

SMA America, LLC - February 24, 2015

Navigating the Changing Requirements of PV Interconnection, Operations and Metering

The solar industry is changing rapidly; new policies, regulations and requirements are being implemented at all levels of governance. As PV penetration increases, the need for changes...

Rhone Resch - February 23, 2015

West Virginia Legislation Poses Serious Threat to Rooftop Solar

Is it politics at play? Or is it simply a case of sloppy drafting? Whichever the case, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has a tough choice to make in the next few days. Legislation...

Sol Systems - February 23, 2015

Will Commercial Solar Offtakers Ever Accept Form Legal Documents?

“We can unlock the potential of the commercial and industrial (C&I) solar market if we only had form legal documents!” says everyone, all the time. If only it were that simple. Rule...

Leslie Blodgett - February 20, 2015

Geothermal Visual: Capacity Factors for Assorted Energy Systems

“Capacity factor” refers to a measure of actual output over a period of time. Capacity factors for various types of energy systems, as recorded by DOE and NREL, are given in the visual...

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