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Matt Kasper - April 17, 2015

Mississippi Net Metering Rules Advance

Mississippi, one of the last states that have not created a net metering policy, might soon have a rule created. On Tuesday, the state Public Service Commission (PSC) voted unanimously...

Matt Kasper - April 16, 2015

North Carolina Renewable Energy Standard Attacked Again

After using last year’s legislative session to deal with Duke Energy’s Dan River coal ash spill, Republicans on the House Public Utilities Committee are bringing back their 2013 attempt...

John Farrell - April 15, 2015

Can Other Cities Match Georgetown’s Low-Cost Switch to 100 Percent Wind and Sun?

This is probably not the first place you’ve read about Georgetown, Texas, the town of 55,000 that will be getting the equivalent of 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy...

Sol Systems - April 15, 2015

Prepaid PPAs: Nice, but “Nichey”

For commercial and small utility-scale solar, the prepaid PPA is a great idea — in theory. By prepaying for expected generation over the contract term, the long term price that the...

Sol Systems - April 13, 2015

Stall on Takeoff: NYSERDA Program Re-Emerges, Still Lacks Rooftop Opportunities

When NYSERDA announced on March 26 that they were withdrawing their >200-kW Megawatt Block program from launch for significant revision, we confess that we were optimistic.  Reportedly,...

William Hirshman - April 10, 2015

Selfie Solar: Off-grid with a Smile

PV and ME Question: Whatever happened to off-grid PV? Have you ever had one of those off days when you were constantly off balance? Or had to suffer smilingly through a loved one singing...

Rhone Resch - April 09, 2015

Almost Unnoticed, Solar Energy Starting to Make Big Strides Across Midwest

With more than 8,000 companies now operating nationwide, solar energy has become one of the fastest-growing industries in America — thanks, in large part, to remarkable growth on both...

UnThink Solar - April 09, 2015

Solar Fred Marketing Tip: Your Solar Brand Is Much More Than Your Logo

People rarely ask me about what goes into a solar brand, and I think that’s because solar CEOs feel that it’s just one of those marketing thingys that …ya know… kind of, sort of needs...

Sol Systems - April 08, 2015

Making Residual Value Real: Where is Solar's Emilio Estevez?

It is no secret that costs of capital must decrease to make distributed generation a massively scaling resource. And, as costs of capital steadily decrease, the “residual value” — what...

William Hirshman - April 07, 2015

(Somewhat Less Than) 50 Shades of Solar

PV and ME Question: Are Solar People Clean and Green or Dirty Hypocrites? Call it the green gospel according to the reborn Solarites. In the religion of solar, the earth, blessed by...

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