Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

Jennifer Runyon - March 14, 2014

Renewable Energy Brings Out Some Extreme Nimbyism

You may have heard of extreme preppers. These are people who spend a large portion of their time preparing themselves, their homes and their families for what they believe is an inevitable...

Laurel Passera - March 14, 2014

Meet Solar’s Imaginary Friend, Reactive Power

Utilities deliver both active (or real) power and reactive (or imaginary) power along their distribution lines. Real power does the actual work when you flip on a light switch.  Certain...

Diarmaid Williams - March 14, 2014

EU Power Sector Amiable, But Wind Chiefs Under no Illusions

Joking with someone in the GE Power and Water Renewable Energy team at the European Wind Energy Association event in Barcelona this week, I asked her if those on the conventional power...

UnThink Solar - March 13, 2014

Bravo to Affordable Solar for This Fun and Rewarding Solar Campaign

Often I hear the argument from solar companies that they can’t be “weird.” They can’t do a promotion with Zombies or anything outside the box and take a risk that people won’t get their...

Andreas Karelas - March 12, 2014

Fostering Community Power: A New Pay It Forward Model for Solar

People can now help build solar energy projects in a brand new way. RE-volv, a nonprofit based in San Francisco, has developed a revolving fund to finance solar projects for community...

John Farrell - March 11, 2014

Can a Novel City-Utility Partnership Green a Big City Grid?

In pursuit of a cleaner energy future last August, the city of Minneapolis came to the brink of putting a city-owned utility on the ballot. It was the culmination of a grassroots effort...

Doug Young - March 10, 2014

Canadian Solar, Chaori Cast Cloud On Solar Shares

After a massive rally over the last year, shares of solar panel makers could be set for a few months of winter following a disappointing earnings announcement from superstar Canadian...

Chris Meehan - March 07, 2014

Can Solar Power Help Marijuana Growers?

The sun has been around for a long time. So has marijuana. Legal pot in the U.S. hasn’t been around for a long time. In fact, earlier this year Colorado became the first state to sell...

Rhone Resch - March 06, 2014

It’s Now Official: U.S. Solar Industry Has Record-Shattering Year in 2013

  What would Alexandre Edmond Becquerel be thinking now? In 1839, at the age of just 19, Becquerel built the world’s first photovoltaic panel, later inspiring the imaginations of millions...

Martin Smith - March 06, 2014

How the Military Is (Indirectly) Fueling the Solar Industry

If ever there was a champion of efficiency, the military would be it. Energy efficiency is no exception to this generalization. As The Solar Foundation (TSF) and Operation Free tell...

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