Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

Warren Weisman - 5 hours ago

Biogas at Home: A Renewable No-Brainer

Germany is the leading producer of biogas in the developed world, with 8,700 biogas plants with 3,400 MW of installed electric generation capacity. The United States lags far behind...

John Farrell - November 20, 2014

California’s Reserve Fund Won’t Lift the Financing Boot from PACE’s Neck

Earlier this year, the state of California announced a $10 million loan-loss reserve to solve the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s severe restrictions on using property-tax based financing...

UnThink Solar - November 19, 2014

Solar Fred Marketing Tip: Clarity Trumps Everything, Even Brevity and Typos

According to a recent survey of consumers, clarity trumps everything when it comes to company communications, and that’s very important information for solar marketers. Take a look...

Rhone Resch - November 19, 2014

New Coalition Looks to Expand Massachusetts Solar Market

Under the leadership of Governor Deval Patrick, who leaves office in early January, Massachusetts has become a national leader in the deployment of solar energy. From about 3 megawatts...

K Kaufmann - November 18, 2014

The 51st State Forum Is Now Open — Share Your Ideal Energy Market

Innovators are, almost by nature, impatient people. What’s here and now is never good enough; they must tinker with it, always looking ahead to how they would do it differently or better. ...

Zachary Shahan - November 17, 2014

Europe Still #1 in Relative Solar Energy Production

A new report from the IEA has several interesting charts on solar PV power. Each of the charts is worth a gander, but there's one that stands out in particular to me, because it shows...

Rhone Resch - November 13, 2014

Solar Energy Can Be a Game Changer for US States

With the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) annual meeting kicking off on Saturday, I wanted to take a moment to welcome the commissioners to San Francisco...

UnThink Solar - November 12, 2014

How to Promote Solar — And Help Repeal Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Parody

Everyone loves a good laugh, especially when it’s directed at PR spin-meisters like the fossil fuel industries, which continue to greenwash their way to getting $5.1 billion per year...

John Farrell - November 11, 2014

Moving Beyond Utility 2.0, To Energy Democracy

The transformation taking place in the electricity system is enormous, and the prescribed solution — a version 2.0 electric utility — offers a way for utilities to  remain financially...

Doug Young - November 10, 2014

GCL-Poly Mops Up China's Chaori Solar Mess

The latest deal involving an insolvent solar panel maker is seeing a group led by GCL-Poly Energy (HKEx: 3800) take control of bankrupt Chaori Solar, in a takeover that looks slightly...

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