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Laurel Passera - July 15, 2014

The New Mod Squad – Grid Modernization for Our Shifting Energy Resources

We’ve heard a lot about smart grid over the past decade, but to achieve a truly intelligent grid we need to do much more than switch out analog meters for their digital counterparts....

UnThink Solar - July 14, 2014

The Good, the Bad, and the Oops! of Intersolar 2014's Event Marketing

Last week I wrote about the kind of event marketing that I'd hope I'd see at Intersolar 2014. Well, I'm back, and I was pleasantly surprised in some cases, not so much in others. Here...

Rhone Resch - July 09, 2014

What Cost Shift? New Study Shows Solar’s Value to Grid

  If you listen to many utility executives, distributed solar energy has the potential to destabilize electrical grids and result in huge cost shifts for many American consumers.  Well,...

Gyula Gabor Toth - July 09, 2014

Making Renewables and Energy Efficiency Visible in Hungary

This blog is not just about the renewable or energy efficiency potential in a small Central European country — although Hungary does have huge potential in both areas. It’s also about...

Barry Fischer - July 08, 2014

This Is What Tesla Owners Are Doing While You Sleep

By day electric vehicles are taking the world by storm: their sales are doubling every year, their fuel efficiency is off the charts, and some of them can even accelerate from 0-60...

John Farrell - July 08, 2014

A 'Perfect Storm' Will Make This Utility 40 Percent Renewable

“We have a perfect storm for renewables,” says Jan TenBruggencate, second-term board member of the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. The Hawaiian utility, made into a local cooperative...

UnThink Solar - July 07, 2014

6 Solar Fred Marketing Hopes for Manufacturers at Intersolar

This week is Intersolar North America in San Francisco, and while I haven’t gotten a preview of any solar company booths, here’s what I hope I’ll see: 1) I hope I’ll even see a booth....

Sol Systems - July 07, 2014

Beyond the Meter: Remote Solar on the Horizon?

A Less-Than-Totally-Addressable Market Commercial solar can be an extremely difficult, uphill sell. Not only must a salesperson overcome traditional customer barriers of ignorance,...

Doug Young - July 02, 2014

China Panel Makers Hire Private Association to Tackle Trade Wars

Chinese solar panel makers have taken an important step to solving their ongoing trade spat with the west by formally launching a private sector trade association to speak on their...

Alexander Richter - July 01, 2014

Excess Water from Iceland Geothermal Plant Source of Thriving Spa Business

“Why would you build a power plant so close to such a great spa facility?” This is frequently the first question people ask when visiting Iceland’s Blue Lagoon.  This is a valid question,...

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