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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...

Tim Hennessy - January 12, 2015

Calculating the True Cost of Energy Storage

When evaluating whether and what type of storage system they should install, many customers only look at the initial cost of the system — the first cost or cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh)....

Rhone Resch - January 09, 2015

‘Shout Out For Solar’ Can Send Powerful Message to Lawmakers

With the 30 percent solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) set to expire at the end of 2016, we need to dramatically step up our efforts to shine a bright light on the amazing success of...

Emily Hois - January 08, 2015

Colorado Utility Leads the Way for Community Solar

An electric cooperative on Colorado’s Western Slope was the first utility in the U.S. to give community-owned solar a chance in 2010. Four years and 2.6 megawatts (MW) later, it was...

UnThink Solar - January 08, 2015

How to Get Famous in the Solar Industry

A few months back, Seth Godin, a best selling marketing guru, wrote a blog post about defining what it means for brands to be famous, and I thought his insights were extremely relevant...

John Farrell - January 07, 2015

The Three Biggest Solar Charts of 2014

The rise of solar power allows a further democratizing of the electricity system, and these charts illustrate how 2014 was a banner year for solar, but particularly distributed solar...

Maria Blais Costello - January 07, 2015

SMUD’s Community Renewable Energy Deployment Program: Partnering for Results in Clean Energy

The Community Renewable Energy Deployment (CRED) program at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has developed four innovative local renewable energy projects, providing...

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