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John Farrell - October 21, 2014

The Future of Solar Economics and Policy

Solar power is at a unique place in history. It’s growing rapidly, its price is falling precipitously. Within the next 10 years, it will compete favorably with utilities for electricity...

Sol Systems - October 20, 2014

Can Solar Financing Partnerships Make the Middle Market Work?

With few exceptions, most commercial projects we see come from developers going out to the market with each individual project, which will then go to the highest bidder. That sounds...

Sol Systems - October 17, 2014

It’s Time to Ask the Wallflower Solar Markets to the Dance

If commercial solar project finance was high school, hot markets such as New York, California, Hawaii, and North Carolina would be the “it” girls: everyone is talking about them, and...

Rhone Resch - October 16, 2014

Top US Companies Increasingly Turning to Solar Energy

What do Walmart, Costco and Apple have in common besides selling cell phones and computers?  These iconic brands, and many others like them, are all investing big in solar energy. ...

Matt Roberts - September 29, 2014

The Next 25: Energy Storage Crossing the Rubicon in Texas

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the forum for energy storage stakeholder engagement, and has been an active and tireless proponent for the advancement of the energy storage...

Victoria Ngare - September 27, 2014

Washington DC Releases Proposed Community Solar Regulations

On October 1st 2013, the D.C. legislature passed the Community Solar Renewables Energy Act (B20-007), making D.C. the tenth state to pass community solar legislation. However, the waiting...

John Farrell - September 25, 2014

Midwest Solar Market: Hot or Not?

As much as 67 gigawatts of distributed solar power could be installed in the Midwest at prices competitive with utility retail rates by 2022, without subsidies. It's enough solar to...

AJ Jenkins - September 24, 2014

PACE Financing Set to Expand Commercial Solar Market

In the United States, access to third-party financing has been a main driver in bringing solar projects of all sizes across the finish line. Availability of third-party power purchase...

Jonathan Doochin - September 11, 2014

2030 Outlook: A Trillion Dollar Taxpayer Bailout for Electrical Utilities

After bailing out Wall Street in 2008, are Americans ready to provide a one trillion dollar bailout to our electric utilities in 2030?  Even though worldwide demand for energy is estimated...

Michael Kanellos - September 08, 2014

The Solar Technology Behind Apple's iPhone 6

Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone 6 this week with a thin sapphire screen that is incredibly scratch resistant. And the company can thank the solar industry for that innovation....

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