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Sol Systems - August 28, 2014

Interested in Developing a 650 kW+ Solar Project in Massachusetts? Think Again (Or Be Very Patient)

This week's announcement from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) may have taken some Massachusetts solar developers by surprise. Immediately following the announcement...

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...

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...

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...

UnThink Solar - August 13, 2014

Can Your Solar Company Pass the Bumper Sticker Brand Equity Test?

These days, applying a bumper sticker to your car is mostly reserved for two things: Bragging about your kid being an honor student and for presidential election years. While I’d never...

John Farrell - August 12, 2014

A Few Weeds in Minnesota Decision to Allow Community Solar Gardens to Grow

Late last week, Minnesota regulators made a decision that may finally allow community solar projects to move forward (for Xcel Energy customers) in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. However,...

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