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UnThink Solar - October 29, 2014

Part 2: SPI 2014 Solar Event Marketing Hits and Misses

In part 2 of my annual solar event marketing hits and misses, we’ll explore some more specific hits and misses that I found on the Las Vegas SPI show floor. First of all, although final...

John Farrell - October 27, 2014

Why Is an Island Electric Utility Hindering Incredibly Cost-Effective Solar?

The Northern Mariana Islands are one of several island U.S. territories, lying three-quarters of the way from Hawai’i to the Philippines. Like most islands, their electricity supply...

GreenLancer.com - October 24, 2014

Renewable Energy Contractors Benefit from PACE Financing

One third of all energy is wasted. Is PACE the solution? According to current energy data, commercial and industrial buildings use about 60 percent of the energy generated in the U.S....

Emily Hois - October 23, 2014

Community Solar Allows Utilities to Adapt, Thrive as Energy Landscape Evolves

Adaptability is the key to survival — both in nature as Charles Darwin observed, and in the business sector. As the solar industry continues to flourish, utility companies across the...

UnThink Solar - October 22, 2014

A Tale of Two Booths: SPI Solar Event Marketing Hits and Misses, Part 1

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” so Charles Dickens wrote, and the same might be said for Enphase and RECOM, two solar exhibitors that were across the aisle from...

Sonia Aggarwal - October 22, 2014

Trending Topics in Electricity Today: The Value of Demand Response

After the D.C. Circuit Court’s invalidation of FERC Order 745, how can we pay for demand response? “Demand response” happens when electricity customers change consumption patterns in...

Ed Feo - October 22, 2014

Sustainability Takes Center Stage

“Environmentally friendly,” “green,” “sustainable” — these words have become ubiquitous, plastered on products from handbags to home décor and everything in between. As a society, we’re...

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...

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