Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

Rhone Resch - December 10, 2014

U.S. Solar Installations Soar in Q3; Total Capacity Hits 17.5 GW

Any way you look at it, the sun continues to shine brightly on America’s solar energy industry. Maintaining its vibrant growth, the United States installed 1,354 megawatts (MW) of solar...

UnThink Solar - December 10, 2014

‘Tis the Season for Winter Solar Marketing Info, Messaging, and Photos

Am I mistaken or is it actually winter? Because you wouldn’t know it judging from websites of solar companies. Seems like it’s summer 365 days of the year, and that’s a serious disconnect...

Michael Bishop - December 09, 2014

The Winning Solar Sales Tip from OnGrid’s SPI Contest Might Surprise You

As recently featured in Solar Fred’s blog, OnGrid asked SPI attendees who sell solar to share their best tips for “selling more solar to happier customers”. We then asked 500 PV professionals...

Maria Blais Costello - December 05, 2014

A “Business” Model for Expanding Renewable Energy: The New Mexico Production Tax Credit

The State of New Mexico now has a total renewable generation capacity that is over 1 million kilowatts. This huge milestone for renewable energy in New Mexico would have not been realized...

John Farrell - December 05, 2014

A $6 Billion Opportunity for Rural Electric Cooperatives to Lead on Clean Energy

Last week I asked why rural electric cooperatives haven't been leaders on renewable energy. This week, I explain a $6 billion opportunity they can seize to take leadership. One of the...

Maria Blais Costello - December 04, 2014

Preparing the Next Generation for Skilled Jobs in the Clean Energy Sector

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program, created and managed by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), is providing valuable support to Massachusetts’ growing clean...

Rhone Resch - December 03, 2014

Solar Uniquely Positioned to Help States Meet New Regulations

After more than five months of listening to both pros and cons, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally closed the public comment period on its proposed plan to cut carbon...

UnThink Solar - December 03, 2014

If Going Solar is Contagious, What Are You Doing to Get Everyone Infected?

Yet another study has shown how going solar is contagious. That is, when Yale University and UConn researchers analyzed residential solar installation data in Connecticut, they found...

Leslie Blodgett - December 03, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Jobs Created by Power Plants

The graph above shows jobs created at actual geothermal power plants using information GEA collected over the last few years; companies are kept anonymous to protect proprietary information....

REC Solar - December 02, 2014

The Perfect Storm: Why Now is the Time to Seize the 30% Credit on Commercial and Industrial Solar

Although the 30% business investment tax credit (ITC) for installing solar expires at the end of 2016, the window for taking advantage of the ITC is actually much sooner. Unless Congress...

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