Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

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...

Chris Turek - February 20, 2015

Transitioning Military Personnel Get Training for the Solar Energy Workforce

OORAH! The room echoed with excitement from the 20 Marines and Sailors who were getting ready to embark on a multi-week intensive training program through a new technical solar training...

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