Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

Rhone Resch - January 09, 2015

‘Shout Out For Solar’ Can Send Powerful Message to Lawmakers

With the 30 percent solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) set to expire at the end of 2016, we need to dramatically step up our efforts to shine a bright light on the amazing success of...

Emily Hois - January 08, 2015

Colorado Utility Leads the Way for Community Solar

An electric cooperative on Colorado’s Western Slope was the first utility in the U.S. to give community-owned solar a chance in 2010. Four years and 2.6 megawatts (MW) later, it was...

UnThink Solar - January 08, 2015

How to Get Famous in the Solar Industry

A few months back, Seth Godin, a best selling marketing guru, wrote a blog post about defining what it means for brands to be famous, and I thought his insights were extremely relevant...

John Farrell - January 07, 2015

The Three Biggest Solar Charts of 2014

The rise of solar power allows a further democratizing of the electricity system, and these charts illustrate how 2014 was a banner year for solar, but particularly distributed solar...

Maria Blais Costello - January 07, 2015

SMUD’s Community Renewable Energy Deployment Program: Partnering for Results in Clean Energy

The Community Renewable Energy Deployment (CRED) program at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has developed four innovative local renewable energy projects, providing...

Kelcy Pegler Jr. - January 06, 2015

Going Solar: From the Millennials to Baby Boomers

As we continue installing thousands of rooftop solar power systems on homes across the United States, we continue to gain a deeper understanding of what motivates people to pull the...

Michael Kanellos - January 05, 2015

Six Renewable Energy Trends to Watch in 2015

2014 was a solid twelve months, for the most part, for renewable technologies. Solar firmly solidified its role as a major source of power in the future, LED sales continued to climb...

Emily Hois - December 30, 2014

How Can Business Owners, Schools and Municipalities Benefit from Community Solar?

Operating a business, running a school and performing municipal services can require massive amounts of energy. As the cost of electricity increases, more business owners and commercial...

Maria Blais Costello - December 24, 2014

The Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE Program: Low-cost, Long-term Financing for Clean Energy Upgrades

The Connecticut Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program enables commercial, industrial, and multi-family building owners to access affordable, long-term financing...

Sara Rafalson - December 23, 2014

As the Weather Turns Frightful, Keep Placed in Service Deadlines Delightful

The biggest story around this time of year is the rush to meet end-of-year placed in service deadlines for 2014 pipeline. In 2013, Greentech Media and SEIA reported that 44 percent...

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