Solar Tech Featured Blogs

John Farrell - April 15, 2014

An Enormous Question for ‘Solar Choice’

Two weeks ago, Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission ratified the first-ever statewide policy for setting a fair and transparent price on solar energy. This week, a coalition of companies...

UnThink Solar - April 11, 2014

How Much Are Your Solar Facebook Fans Worth? Around $403 Each

According to a report conducted by non-solar marketing firm Syncapse, the average value of a Facebook Fan (“Like”) in 2013 was $174. Based on their methodology, the value is probably...

J. Eric Mathis - April 07, 2014

Open Innovation & Solar: A New Horizon Emerges in the Heart of Coal Country

Many visions have been laid out and developed over the years that point towards what economist Jeremy Rifken calls the Third Industrial Revolution: a network economy where the entire...

Jennifer Runyon - April 04, 2014

Guess Who Is Buying Solar PV?

About six months ago, I had the pleasure of taking part in the unveiling of preliminary insights about who is driving the purchasing of solar PV in the home.  At the time, researchers...

Jennifer Runyon - March 28, 2014

From the Editor: Energy Storage Gives Us The Power of Flexibility

#rewvideoid=3326897357001# When we consider the rapid rise of energy storage technology that we are witnessing all across the globe, it is key that we remember all of the reasons that...

Jennifer Runyon - March 21, 2014

ExxonMobil Acknowledges Climate Change to Shareholders

We don’t cover climate change news all that much here on RenewableEnergyWorld.com. The reason for that is that we view climate change as just one bullet point in a list of reasons why...

Low Cost Solar Signals Dynamic Shift for Utility Planning

Recent news that Austin Energy is looking to sign a 25-year solar energy PPA for less than 5 cents per kilowatt-hour is not just solar notable, it’s utility notable. (Austin Energy...

Jennifer Runyon - March 14, 2014

Renewable Energy Brings Out Some Extreme Nimbyism

You may have heard of extreme preppers. These are people who spend a large portion of their time preparing themselves, their homes and their families for what they believe is an inevitable...

Rhone Resch - March 06, 2014

It’s Now Official: U.S. Solar Industry Has Record-Shattering Year in 2013

  What would Alexandre Edmond Becquerel be thinking now? In 1839, at the age of just 19, Becquerel built the world’s first photovoltaic panel, later inspiring the imaginations of millions...

Chris Meehan - March 03, 2014

Two Thin-Film Solar Efficiency Records Broken Last Week

That’s right, not one, but two thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies broke efficiency records last week. Both technologies put their thin-film PV within much closer range of...

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