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REC Solar - 2 hours ago

Beating the Heat: Hotel Reduces Cooling Costs by 44 Percent with New Solar Carport

  It’s hot in Bakersfield, California, especially during the summer months when temperatures regularly hit 110 degrees. But as The Hampton Inn & Suites Bakersfield North-Airport is...

Sol Systems - July 30, 2014

Massachusetts SREC Clearinghouse Auction Underway — Here’s What You Need to Know

The Massachusetts solar renewable energy credit (SREC) market is undoubtedly one the most complex incentive programs. Among its complexities is the annual clearinghouse auction mechanism,...

UnThink Solar - July 29, 2014

Free Solar Marketing on Facebook Is Mostly Dead, Now What?

The good news: Facebook can still be a powerful tool to share information and build your brand and referrals. The bad news: Facebook solar marketing is no longer free. Well, technically,...

John Farrell - July 28, 2014

Choosing Local (Renewable) Power: One California Community a Leader in Collective Action

Community choice aggregation describes a situation where a town can become the bulk buyer of electricity on behalf of its residential and small business customers. Such local aggregations...

Leslie Blodgett - July 25, 2014

Geothermal Visual: US DOE Announces FORGE Program for EGS Development

The visual below is from the U.S. Department of Energy and illustrates the vision of the newly announced FORGE program (Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy). The...

Sol Systems - July 25, 2014

What Happens to Solar Panel Pricing after the WTO Ruling?

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) issued a panel report to its members on a dispute between China and the United States involving solar panels and sixteen...

Michael Brower - July 24, 2014

Despite Ohio Freeze, Renewable Energy Continues To Be Hot

Last month, Ohio Governor Kasich signed legislation putting a two-year ‘freeze’ on the state’s proven, successful, and money-saving renewable energy standard. Doing so, he is moving...

Jesse Broehl - July 24, 2014

Wind Energy Innovation: Vortex Generators

The wind energy industry has doggedly pursued higher energy yields and lower costs of energy with each successive generation of wind turbines.  As a result, the wind energy industry...

Rhone Resch - July 23, 2014

Solar Energy ‘Lighting Up’ Professional Sports

When it comes to clean energy and sustainability, solar looks to be a shoo-in one day for the “green” Hall of Fame. Today, more and more sports teams, sports leagues and sports organizations...

Emily Hois - July 23, 2014

Community Solar Gardens Sprout from Contaminated Sites

Shiny solar electric panels will soon be constructed where redwood barrels once cured 5,000 tons of pickles. The former Dreher Pickle plant, which operated from 1921 to 1988 in Fort...

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