Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

John Farrell - April 15, 2014

An Enormous Question for ‘Solar Choice’

Two weeks ago, Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission ratified the first-ever statewide policy for setting a fair and transparent price on solar energy. This week, a coalition of companies...

Doug Young - April 14, 2014

Trina Warning Foreshadows China's Solar Gloom

After watching their shares and prospects soar over the past year, solar stocks are suddenly hitting a cloudy patch as investors anxiously wait for most companies to return to the profit...

Emily Hois - April 14, 2014

Wisconsin Snaps Up Community Solar in Record Time

Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading community-owned solar developer, revealed today that two weeks after announcing the development of the Vernon Electric Community...

Sol Systems - April 14, 2014

Massachusetts Finalizes SREC-II Program: Here's What You Can Expect

On April 11th, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) announced that they have now filed the final revisions for the SREC-II program with the Secretary of State’s office. ...

UnThink Solar - April 11, 2014

How Much Are Your Solar Facebook Fans Worth? Around $403 Each

According to a report conducted by non-solar marketing firm Syncapse, the average value of a Facebook Fan (“Like”) in 2013 was $174. Based on their methodology, the value is probably...

John Farrell - April 09, 2014

The Method and Meaning of Minnesota's New Value of Solar Policy

In March 2014, Minnesota became the first state to adopt a “value of solar” policy to set a fair, transparent price on solar energy. It may serve as a national precedent and fundamentally...

America's Power Plan - April 08, 2014

Postcard From the Future of Energy: Making Markets Work in Texas

Wind power is booming in Texas, the number-one state for wind. That’s thanks to great wind resources, an early policy commitment by then-Governor George W. Bush, and a deregulated market...

J. Eric Mathis - April 07, 2014

Open Innovation & Solar: A New Horizon Emerges in the Heart of Coal Country

Many visions have been laid out and developed over the years that point towards what economist Jeremy Rifken calls the Third Industrial Revolution: a network economy where the entire...

Jennifer Runyon - April 04, 2014

Guess Who Is Buying Solar PV?

About six months ago, I had the pleasure of taking part in the unveiling of preliminary insights about who is driving the purchasing of solar PV in the home.  At the time, researchers...

John Farrell - April 04, 2014

The Democratizing Promise of Energy Storage

While energy storage is a small fraction of total power generation capacity, promising examples suggest that distributed energy storage could change the electricity system during the...

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