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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....

Rhone Resch - September 05, 2014

US Solar Industry Continues Rapid Growth

This was a huge week for fans of clean energy.  First, Telsa Motors announced that it would build a new factory in Nevada, employing 6,500 workers.  Then Senate Majority Leader Harry...

Justin Dyke - August 29, 2014

SMA Sunny Bear Flash Dances the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

In accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from SolarEdge, SMA Sunny Bear took the donation drive to the next level by recreating the iconic water scene from the 1980’s move classic...

REC Solar - August 26, 2014

What You Need to Know about Solar, Storage, and Microgrids

REC Solar recently participated in a webinar on Renewable Energy World that invited several experts to discuss the U.S. landscape for solar PV with microgrids, and energy storage. The...

UnThink Solar - August 20, 2014

NRG Just Purchased a Consumer Solar Gadget Company. Can You Make the Same Solar Marketing Play?

By now you’ve probably heard the news that pro-solar energy giant NRG is purchasing Goal Zero, a relatively tiny solar consumer electronics company. But why? NRG is a huge residential...

Stoel Rives LLP - August 12, 2014

Value-of-Solar is Delayed; Minnesota Community Solar Gardens Move Forward

Yesterday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“MPUC”) approved Xcel Energy’s first Minnesota-based Community Solar Garden (CSG) program. After Xcel’s initial program filing...

Victor Cardona - August 11, 2014

Solar Cells Just Need To Be Layered Like A Cake?

Thin film solar cells, old-fashioned standby silicon solar cells, CIGS, CadTel (see First Solar), multi-junction cells....the list goes on as solar cell materials get more exotic. There...

Rhone Resch - August 07, 2014

U.S. Solar Industry Waiting for SolarWorld to ‘Show Its Hand’

As the old proverb goes, “you can’t have your cake and eat it, too.”  But convincing some people of that isn't easy.  In hopes of ending the long-running and costly U.S.-China solar...

Mukesh Dulani - August 06, 2014

An Open Letter from SolarWorld to SEIA

I am writing to address troubling comments and positions that you and SEIA have made and taken in regard to the anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases which SolarWorld has filed...

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