Solar Energy Blog Posts

Zachary Shahan - 25 minutes ago

Solar & Wind Power Are A Match Made In Heaven

Solar power and wind power are projected to become the top two sources of electricity globally within the coming century (well, within the coming few decades). Both have tremendous...

Zachary Shahan - 30 minutes ago

How The Growth of Solar Power & Wind Power Makes Energy Storage More Competitive

Energy storage has long been called the “holy grail” of the energy world. Nonetheless, a miniscule amount of grid storage is in place compared to the amount of power capacity and generation...

Zachary Shahan - 36 minutes ago

Home Solar Plus Storage Could Transform The Electricity System

In a recent article, I discussed how the growth of solar power and wind power are making energy storage more competitive, but the focus was on power plant owners selling electricity...

Chris Meehan - November 21, 2014

New Report Finds US can Reach 10% Solar Power by 2030

A new report out this week from Environment America found that the U.S. could reach 10 percent solar power by 2030—and maybe even surpass that figure. The report used National Renewable...

Zachary Shahan - November 21, 2014

Why Solar Power Doesn’t Need a Breakthrough

A lot of focus gets put on technological breakthroughs and “potential breakthroughs.” Solar technology is no exception. In fact, it seems that potential solar technology "breakthroughs"...

Zachary Shahan - November 21, 2014

40 Companies & Organizations Bringing Solar Power to the Developing World

One of the things I love about the Zayed Future Energy Prize is that it has introduced me to numerous cleantech leaders I hadn’t previously heard or read about. It especially does this...

Emily Hois - November 21, 2014

Community Solar Prices at All-Time Low

It’s been widely publicized that the cost of residential solar electric systems in the United States is falling faster than ever before. This downward pricing trend is projected to...

Warren Weisman - November 21, 2014

Biogas at Home: A Renewable No-Brainer

Germany is the leading producer of biogas in the developed world, with 8,700 biogas plants with 3,400 MW of installed electric generation capacity. The United States lags far behind...

Chris Meehan - November 20, 2014

Hawaiian Electric Companies, NREL and SolarCity Partner to Increase Solar on the Grid

Hawaii is the furthest state from the continental U.S. as such its power generation sources are more limited than in the rest of the U.S. As such solar is becoming a big player in the...

IP Focus: Down But Not Out: More Avenues for a Frustrated Patent Appeal

Along the lines of the issues discussed in our previous posts on when you don’t like a decision by a Patent Officer Examiner, and then when your petition to the PTO Commissioner is...

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