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Sol Systems - July 30, 2014

Massachusetts SREC Clearinghouse Auction Underway — Here’s What You Need to Know

The Massachusetts solar renewable energy credit (SREC) market is undoubtedly one the most complex incentive programs. Among its complexities is the annual clearinghouse auction mechanism,...

UnThink Solar - July 29, 2014

Free Solar Marketing on Facebook Is Mostly Dead, Now What?

The good news: Facebook can still be a powerful tool to share information and build your brand and referrals. The bad news: Facebook solar marketing is no longer free. Well, technically,...

John Farrell - July 28, 2014

Choosing Local (Renewable) Power: One California Community a Leader in Collective Action

Community choice aggregation describes a situation where a town can become the bulk buyer of electricity on behalf of its residential and small business customers. Such local aggregations...

Sol Systems - July 25, 2014

What Happens to Solar Panel Pricing after the WTO Ruling?

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) issued a panel report to its members on a dispute between China and the United States involving solar panels and sixteen...

Michael Brower - July 24, 2014

Despite Ohio Freeze, Renewable Energy Continues To Be Hot

Last month, Ohio Governor Kasich signed legislation putting a two-year ‘freeze’ on the state’s proven, successful, and money-saving renewable energy standard. Doing so, he is moving...

Rhone Resch - July 23, 2014

Solar Energy ‘Lighting Up’ Professional Sports

When it comes to clean energy and sustainability, solar looks to be a shoo-in one day for the “green” Hall of Fame. Today, more and more sports teams, sports leagues and sports organizations...

Emily Hois - July 23, 2014

Community Solar Gardens Sprout from Contaminated Sites

Shiny solar electric panels will soon be constructed where redwood barrels once cured 5,000 tons of pickles. The former Dreher Pickle plant, which operated from 1921 to 1988 in Fort...

John Farrell - July 22, 2014

Crying Fowl or Crying Wolf? Open Season on the Utility's Solar Duck Chart

The rapid changes to the electricity system being wrought by distributed solar have utilities crying out, and they’ve poured much of their distributed solar angst into a chart being...

UnThink Solar - July 22, 2014

Solar Battle of the Bands: Where Music, Solar, and Marketing Join in Harmony

This blog has always been about solar marketing and advocacy, and so it’s always fun to report on Solar Battle of the Bands, an annual Intersolar sold-out tradition that harmoniously...

Sol Systems - July 21, 2014

Who Pays for Countervailing Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels?

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) made the decision to start implementing countervailing duties (“countervails”) on Chinese solar panels that will raise prices...

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