Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

Rhone Resch - 6 hours ago

‘Solar Super Bowl’ Highlights Importance of Renewable Energy

No matter who you’re rooting for in this weekend’s Super Bowl, solar energy is going to come out on the winning side. For the fourth time in just three years, a major professional sports...

UnThink Solar - 7 hours ago

What Solar Marketers Can Learn from Tesla’s “Insane” Mode

Tesla gets enough press attention, so I’ve never written about them as a topic for solar marketing. Then I learned about Tesla’s “Insane Mode,” and I couldn’t resist writing about it...

John Farrell - January 28, 2015

Can Utility Regulators Provide Leadership on Distributed Renewable Energy?

If you’re like most renewable energy advocates that have interacted with a Public Utilities Commission, you probably don’t think they’re a repository of progressive policy toward distributed...

Ali Nourai - January 28, 2015

Distributed Bulk Storage: Is This the New Shape of the Grid?

Central versus distributed storage has been an ongoing debate. Each has its pros and cons. There are instances where the advantage of one over the other is obvious — such as central...

Gavi Keyles - January 27, 2015

First Week of February is "Solar Education Week"

Across the country, college campuses are diving into sustainability issues: campus divestment movements, solar cars and Mt. Trashmores are just a few examples of how college students...

Salome Saliashvili - January 26, 2015

Renewables Innovation Stored Here — Handle With Care

“If you don't like what is being said, then change the conversation” — the writers of Mad Men could have been contemplating renewable energy PR. If someone argues that realizing deep...

Lee Peterson - January 23, 2015

The Future of Solar in Wisconsin

This past November, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission voted to allow the state’s major utility, Wisconsin Energy to implement a fixed rate increase for of its customers as well...

Sol Systems - January 23, 2015

In the Quest to Finance Smaller Commercial Solar Deals, Pipeline is King

Is the solar industry starting to pay more attention to the commercial solar market? From our vantage point, it seems that way, even if just slightly. We are increasingly being approached...

Sol Systems - January 22, 2015

Are Floating PPAs an Idea Worth Floating to Solar Investors?

We are seeing more and more developers structuring deals with floating, instead of fixed, power purchase agreements (PPAs) meaning that the value of the PPA is tied to electricity rates....

Jane Weissman - January 21, 2015

Proof in Numbers: Putting Solar Job Census & Home Value Study in Perspective

Encouraging news was published last week. Avoiding any hyperbolic phrases, the facts speak for themselves. Almost 174,000 solar workers were counted in The Solar Foundation’s 2014 Census...

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