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Sol Systems - April 08, 2015

Making Residual Value Real: Where is Solar's Emilio Estevez?

It is no secret that costs of capital must decrease to make distributed generation a massively scaling resource. And, as costs of capital steadily decrease, the “residual value” — what...

William Hirshman - April 07, 2015

(Somewhat Less Than) 50 Shades of Solar

PV and ME Question: Are Solar People Clean and Green or Dirty Hypocrites? Call it the green gospel according to the reborn Solarites. In the religion of solar, the earth, blessed by...

John Farrell - April 07, 2015

How to Maximize Renewable Energy Options for New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico is battling with its electric utility, PNM, over the utility's continued heavy reliance on large-scale fossil fuel power plants in a state with some of the best...

Joe Sarubbi - April 06, 2015

Another Proud Moment for US Solar and the Solar Instructor Training Network

As national administrator of the Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN), IREC has had many proud moments since the SITN was created just five years ago. This week, with higher than...

Emily Hois - April 06, 2015

Go Solar, Support Childhood Cancer Fund

In the United States, one in every 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday. One Mission, a Massachusetts nonprofit, is dedicated to enhancing the lives...

John Farrell - April 02, 2015

Electricity’s Un-Natural Monopoly

The U.S. electricity system is undergoing the biggest change in its 130-year history, undermining the rationale for monopoly ownership and control. Until recently, electricity service...

Jane Weissman - April 02, 2015

The Third Decade

The obvious isn’t always obvious but when it is, it makes quite a difference. Some game changing models over the past three decades have given us strong footing as we move into a new...

Doug Young - April 01, 2015

Tesla Stands Up to China Market Challenges

Nearly a year after driving into China on a wave of fanfare and big hopes, electric vehicle (EV) superstar Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) is pressing the reset button on a market that has huge...

Nigel Morris - April 01, 2015

Mergers and Acquisitions Heat Up in Australian Solar Sector

Today’s announcement that international solar company Solar Power Inc (SPI) will acquire an 80 percent stake in Australian solar wholesaler SolarJuice, sets a fascinating new milestone...

Sol Systems - March 31, 2015

Is Community Solar Coming to Maryland?

Although renters or homeowners with shaded roofs may be ineligible to “go solar” themselves, they can subscribe to a share of a community solar project so that a portion of their electric...

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