Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

Sol Systems - January 22, 2015

Are Floating PPAs an Idea Worth Floating to Solar Investors?

We are seeing more and more developers structuring deals with floating, instead of fixed, power purchase agreements (PPAs) meaning that the value of the PPA is tied to electricity rates....

Jane Weissman - January 21, 2015

Proof in Numbers: Putting Solar Job Census & Home Value Study in Perspective

Encouraging news was published last week. Avoiding any hyperbolic phrases, the facts speak for themselves. Almost 174,000 solar workers were counted in The Solar Foundation’s 2014 Census...

John Farrell - January 21, 2015

Solar as an Energy Equity Solution

For over 100 years, the American economy has been fueled by enormous expansion of fossil fuel energy. It has emitted a disproportionate share of its environmental impact (too much)...

Paul Hockenos - January 20, 2015

2014 Was a Pivotal Year for Germany's Energiewende

What a difference a year makes: Germany's transition to renewable energy showed positive forward momentum, with increasing energy production from renewables, increased exports, decreased...

UnThink Solar - January 19, 2015

The Latest Consumer Disconnects About Solar Means More Education is Needed

Two recent U.S. consumer polls have some good and bad news about how solar energy is perceived today. I’m an optimist, so we’ll start with the good news: According to a recent Harvard...

Doug Young - January 16, 2015

Oil Prices Hit Chinese Solar Market, While New EV Company Looks Promising

Mixed signals are coming from China’s green energy sector, where a newly turbocharged LeTV is getting a lift on details about its new electric car initiative that includes ties to a...

Sarah Lozanova - January 15, 2015

Net Zero Living in an Ultra Energy Efficient Home

Freedom from fluctuating energy prices, greater energy independence and eco-friendly living are alluring concepts that motivated my family to examine our housing and our lifestyle....

Maria Blais Costello - January 14, 2015

Alaska Energy Authority and Kodiak Electric Association Developing a 99 Percent Renewable Community

With support from the Alaska Renewable Energy Fund, strong local leadership, and sustained effort, the Kodiak Electric Association (KEA), a cooperative electric utility, has achieved...

Maria Blais Costello - January 13, 2015

Turning Waste into Energy in Oregon: City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant

Clean energy alchemy is happening in Oregon, turning waste into clean, renewable energy. With technical and financial assistance from Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Department...

John Farrell - January 13, 2015

Ejecting the Power Line Foxes from the Electric Customer Henhouse

The neighbors of the proposed Badger-Coulee high-voltage line in Wisconsin are like those in many other parts of the country, upset that their utility will construct 200-foot steel...

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