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Benjamin Falber - June 02, 2014

DC Circuit Again Finds FERC Oversteps Its Bounds — This Time It’s Demand Response

Once again, the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has overstepped its jurisdictional bounds. Last year, the DC Circuit...

Lisa Ann Pinkerton - June 02, 2014

Is Charging Scarcity Holding Back EV Growth?

At the turn of the 20th Century, it took only 13 years to replace the the horse and carriage with automobiles. A system that had dominated for centuries as a preferred means of transport...

Rhone Resch - May 30, 2014

Rapid Solar Growth Offers Hope In Fight Against Climate Change

The news couldn’t have come at a better time. With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) poised to announce enhanced air quality standards for coal and natural-gas fired power plants...

John Farrell - May 29, 2014

Show Me Solar: Missouri's Opportunity for Solar Power

What can solar power do for a single state? How about 21 percent of its energy, $14 billion in economic activity, and over 150,000 jobs. At a discount to existing electricity costs....

Martin Smith - May 29, 2014

Study: Clean Energy Vocational Training Programs Have Better ROI than Traditional Degrees

Data recently released by CleanEdison indicates that the return on investment for educational paths, also called the return on education, is higher for vocational training than for...

Enphase Energy - May 28, 2014

Solar Roadways Video Goes Viral; Features Microinverter Technology

The future of solar energy is upon us, and the viral YouTube video Solar Freakin’ Roadways proves the power of solar has no boundaries. Engineering couple Julie and Scott Brusaw have...

Brad Mattson - May 27, 2014

How A Little-used NREL Tool Could Have Saved the US Solar Industry $6 Billion

Solar industry leaders gathered this past week at the Dept. of Energy’s SunShot Grand Challenge Summit to take stock of progress in achieving the challenge’s main goal – solar at less...

Mark Sokolove - May 23, 2014

What Is the State of the US Smart Grid Market?

Back in May, I had the opportunity to catch a presentation by Paul De Martini of the Newport Consulting Group and the California Institute of Technology, at a CleanTech OC smart grid...

Peter Rive - May 22, 2014

Put Battery Storage in the Hands of Grid Operators

The design of an electrical grid for the 21st Century is one of the world’s most exciting challenges, and at SolarCity we are vigorously engaged in assisting the effort. Our  vision...

UnThink Solar - May 21, 2014

25 Solar Marketing Alternatives to Unsolicited Telemarketing and Email Lists

Remember that old Seinfeld episode where Jerry receives an unsolicited call from a telemarketer? If not, here’s the clip: The punch line, “Now you know how I feel,” resonates with me...

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