Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

John Farrell - 4 hours ago

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. ...

Steven Corneli - October 15, 2014

We Can Do Better: The Unintended Consequences of EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”

Most people agree that it is time to seriously reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG).  EPA is actually required by law to reduce power and industrial GHG emissions in the...

Danielle Kershner - October 15, 2014

Transforming the Utility Sector with New Business Models

The “utility death spiral” is a term that is becoming all too familiar as distributed energy technologies expand. But how real is it? Are regulated utilities going way — or are they...

UnThink Solar - October 15, 2014

5 Common Twitter Solar Marketing Mistakes and Fixes for SPI

Next week is Solar Power International in Vegas, and I’ve been watching the Twittersphere for how solar manufacturers are communicating about their SPI plans and promotions, and I’m...

John Farrell - October 13, 2014

City Poised to Adopt First-in-the-Nation Partnership with Energy Utilities

Ever wonder what happened to the notion last August that the city of Minneapolis (MN) would take over its energy utilities? While it may seem like the issue vanished, last Monday the...

Doug Young - October 13, 2014

China Finally Acknowledges Unfair Pricing, To Sharply Lower Renewable Tariffs by 2020

Lofty targets contained in a new report show that China intends to push ahead with ambitious plans to build up its renewable energy sector. But perhaps the most interesting thing about...

Meg Cichon - October 10, 2014

Prost! 5 Breweries Embracing Renewable Energy

Love it or hate it, summer is gone and cold weather is creeping its way into our lives. Here in New England, fall brings all sorts of activities, from apple picking to pumpkin patches...

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