Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

Rhone Resch - February 23, 2015

West Virginia Legislation Poses Serious Threat to Rooftop Solar

Is it politics at play? Or is it simply a case of sloppy drafting? Whichever the case, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has a tough choice to make in the next few days. Legislation...

Sol Systems - February 23, 2015

Will Commercial Solar Offtakers Ever Accept Form Legal Documents?

“We can unlock the potential of the commercial and industrial (C&I) solar market if we only had form legal documents!” says everyone, all the time. If only it were that simple. Rule...

Leslie Blodgett - February 20, 2015

Geothermal Visual: Capacity Factors for Assorted Energy Systems

“Capacity factor” refers to a measure of actual output over a period of time. Capacity factors for various types of energy systems, as recorded by DOE and NREL, are given in the visual...

Chris Turek - February 20, 2015

Transitioning Military Personnel Get Training for the Solar Energy Workforce

OORAH! The room echoed with excitement from the 20 Marines and Sailors who were getting ready to embark on a multi-week intensive training program through a new technical solar training...

John Farrell - February 19, 2015

We Have “Value for Solar,” But Should We Use It?

Earlier this year, Minnesota became the first state to formalize dozens of studies by adopting a "value of solar" formula that would fundamentally change the relationship between solar...

Jack Dawson - February 19, 2015

Enjoy the Double Advantage of Energy Efficiency and Saving Resources

Global warming is a term that pervades all international forums ranging from economics, food security, and energy production to security. Such is the importance of this debate that...

Easing the Renewable Energy Transition

What a week for energy news! And right in the middle of it all is what we believe to be a landmark paper. In the event you didn't find time to take a look at it, here are the highlights....

Lewis Milford - February 17, 2015

A Call for Multi-State Collaboration on US Offshore Wind

The disappointing news that the Cape Wind project might never be built highlights a stark conclusion: U.S. offshore wind policy isn’t working. After nearly fifteen years of planning,...

UnThink Solar - February 17, 2015

Solar Fred’s Incomplete Guide to Solar Brand Mergers and Acquisitions

Recently, there have been several high profile solar mergers and acquisitions, and I’m positive there will be more. In fact, I’ve just completed my own M&A, and so I thought I’d share...

Andreas Karelas - February 16, 2015

Adding Investment to the Divestment Movement: Students Crowdfund Solar for Global Divestment Day

The first of February marked the beginning of a campaign on college campuses across the country to raise student awareness about solar energy, dubbed “Solar Education Week.” Six events...

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