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Gabe Elsner - March 05, 2014

Utility-Backed Anti-Solar Bill on the Move in Kansas Statehouse

Last week, the Kansas House Energy Committee again considered taking up an anti-solar net metering bill (HB 2458) pushed by two major utilities Westar Energy and Kansas City Power &...

Sol Systems - March 05, 2014

Virginia Makes Progress Toward More Favorable Solar Market

It is no secret that Virginia lags far behind in its track record on solar energy, especially compared to neighboring states such as D.C., North Carolina, and Maryland. Thanks largely...

John Farrell - March 04, 2014

Five Reasons Solar’s Win Over Gas in Minnesota is Just the Beginning

Solar advocates were popping corks when a New Year’s Eve ruling by an administrative law judge in Minnesota said that distributed solar arrays were a more cost-effective resource than...

Chris Meehan - March 03, 2014

Two Thin-Film Solar Efficiency Records Broken Last Week

That’s right, not one, but two thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies broke efficiency records last week. Both technologies put their thin-film PV within much closer range of...

Doug Young - March 03, 2014

New Suntech Rises from Ashes, Eyes UK

Opportunities for me to write about former solar pioneer Suntech (OTC: STPFQ) are growing fewer with each passing day, as its life as an independent company nears an end with the imminent...

UnThink Solar - February 28, 2014

9 Great Reasons Why Vote Solar’s Equinox Party is a Must-Attend for Anyone in Solar

If you’re any kind of solar pro, you might want to attend Vote Solar’s annual Equinox Party just because California’s Governor Jerry Brown will be there or just because it’s always...

Sol Systems - February 27, 2014

Jump-starting the Solar Undead and Improving Returns with Debt

Debt can be one of the most challenging pieces to secure in the capital stack, and especially for solar projects under 1 MW. This is because renewable commercial banks see these deals...

Gabe Elsner - February 27, 2014

Utility Interests Push for Protectionism in State of Washington

In Washington, a legislative effort to undermine solar net metering is already underway. Utility interests are pushing a protectionist, anti-free market bill that would safeguard the...

John Farrell - February 26, 2014

Is Utility 2.0 a Forecast or a Post-Mortem?

For the last six months, the energy news sphere (perhaps led by the Edison Electric Institute) has been rife with a discussion about the threat to the utility business from distributed...

Gabe Elsner - February 25, 2014

North Carolina’s Duke Energy Plans Attack on Solar

In a sign it will seek to maintain its monopolistic control of North Carolina’s energy generation, Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good criticized solar net metering in a meeting with local reporters...

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