Solar Energy Featured Blogs

John Farrell - March 26, 2015

Lifting State Limits on Local Power

In the first half of 2014, distributed local solar power constituted over 25 percent of new power plant capacity. This impressive growth continues several years where solar power has...

UnThink Solar - March 26, 2015

Chart: Every (Solar) Customer Demographic Prefers Email Communications

Whether you’re marketing to solar installers or consumers, you should probably pay attention to this chart, which reveals that every age demographic overwhelmingly prefers to be contacted...

Doug Young - March 26, 2015

Yingli Joins $1 Club as China Solar Sector Continues Consolidation

Looming signs of new trouble are brewing in the solar panel sector, with shares of Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) taking a bath after the company reported widening losses and slowing...

Sky Stanfield - March 23, 2015

Building On a Strong Foundation: The Critical Need for Updated Interconnection Policies

Say you’re thinking about adding another story onto an old house. You probably wouldn’t want to start building without first having a structural engineer make some calculations to ensure...

UnThink Solar - March 19, 2015

What If Your Solar Company’s Design Engineers Could Be Known for This?

Solar power may be best known for powering rooftops and pole mounted arrays, but we’re starting to hear about some creative new applications. I’m not just talking about the solar planes, yachts, bike...

Emily Hois - March 18, 2015

Community Solar Helps Utilities Transition to a New Energy Future

A disruptive innovation is one that helps create a new market by improving a product in an unforeseen manner, thereby “disrupting” the existing market. Today’s disruptive technologies—from...

Doug Young - March 17, 2015

Trade Wars Push China Solar Offshore

As a settlement to avoid anti-dumping tariffs for Chinese solar panels exported to Europe showed signs of unraveling last week, a new report emerged that showed a more positive trend...

John Farrell - March 17, 2015

Small Solar Surging: 13 Percent of New US Power Plant Capacity in 2014

The growth of solar has continued at a furious pace, with a new record of 6.2 gigawatts installed in the United States in 2014. But the bigger tale may be the persistent growth of small-scale...

Nigel Morris - March 17, 2015

Dear Government of Australia: The Energy Prosperity Future Mega Super Plan

Dear Prime Minister Abbott, Is it okay I if call you Tony? Tony, mate, I was thinking about you this morning as I read the paper and since its been a while since I’ve written to you,...

Sky Stanfield - March 16, 2015

Technology Advancements Alone Won't Bring Energy Storage to Market – Regulatory Reform is Equally Important

If one takes a look at news articles regarding advancements in technology in almost any sector of the economy, a common theme emerges: perfecting the technology is merely the first...

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