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Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

UnThink Solar - August 27, 2014

Solar Fred Marketing Tip: Being a Tariff-Free Solar Panel Ain’t Enough

My, my, I’m getting all sorts of e-blasts and seeing ads from various solar companies telling me that they have tariff-free solar panels! Yay! …Or not. Yes, you have a temporary advantage...

Holbert Janson - August 27, 2014

Infrastructure Upgrades Mean Texas No Longer Wastes Wind Power

According to a report by the Energy Information Administration, wind curtailments in Texas have dropped steadily and substantially since 2011 thanks mostly to the state’s completion...

Michael Kanellos - August 26, 2014

Six Reasons Solar Needs to Learn to Live with the Tariffs

The solar industry usually has great political instincts. It got President Bush to jumpstart the industry with federal incentives. In Georgia, solar advocates were able to form an unlikely...

REC Solar - August 26, 2014

What You Need to Know about Solar, Storage, and Microgrids

REC Solar recently participated in a webinar on Renewable Energy World that invited several experts to discuss the U.S. landscape for solar PV with microgrids, and energy storage. The...

John Farrell - August 25, 2014

One Electric Utility Is Carbon Neutral Today

It’s one thing to own your utility and have a commitment to renewable energy, but it’s another thing to deliver. The municipal utility in Palo Alto, CA, set an ambitious target of 33...

Leslie Blodgett - August 25, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Borrowing a 'Play Fairway' from the Oil and Gas Industry

The map below is shaded grey in the project areas for the geothermal teams that were chosen by the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office to receive funding and support...

UnThink Solar - August 20, 2014

NRG Just Purchased a Consumer Solar Gadget Company. Can You Make the Same Solar Marketing Play?

By now you’ve probably heard the news that pro-solar energy giant NRG is purchasing Goal Zero, a relatively tiny solar consumer electronics company. But why? NRG is a huge residential...

John Farrell - August 18, 2014

The Power of Collective Energy Purchasing

"We can't do it as an individual, but four hundred communities aggregating and asking for local wind power and solar power — that's really powerful." Oak Park, IL, is one of hundreds...

Laurel Passera - August 15, 2014

The Proof of Interconnection Reform is in the…Data

Interconnection reform is the hottest new dish on the regulatory menu. Discussions are currently ongoing in Illinois and North Carolina, following the path-charting decisions in Hawaii,...

Sol Systems - August 14, 2014

Disruptive Innovation Alert: Regulated Utilities Vie for a Piece of the DG Solar Pie

After gaining a reputation for being one of solar’s most outspoken naysayers, Arizona Public Service (APS) shocked the industry by announcing its intent to get into the residential...

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