Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

Doug Young - March 11, 2015

EU Probes Chinese Solar Firms Over Settlement Breaches

After several months of relative quiet, Chinese solar panel makers are back in the headlines this week with another looming trade dispute in Europe. This particular story, and much...

John Farrell - March 10, 2015

Is Energy Efficiency the More Persistent Threat to Utilities?

While local renewable energy and energy efficiency are both proving to be near-existential threats to electric utilities in the early 21st century, the trends aren’t the same. The rapid...

Rhone Resch - March 10, 2015

U.S. Solar Energy Industry Achieves Record-Shattering Year

Today’s new economy is driven by industries that are characterized by cutting-edge technology and high growth. Sound familiar? Well, it should. Remarkably, America’s solar energy industry,...

Noah Horowitz - March 06, 2015

LED Outdoor Lighting: A $6 Billion Annual Savings Opportunity

Virtually overnight we are starting to see energy-saving LED lighting almost everywhere. Not only was last month's Super Bowl played under LED lights, the new flat panel TVs for watching...

John Farrell - March 04, 2015

Can a State's Solar Market Start Without It?

In about half of U.S. states, an individual or business can have solar installed on their roof owned by someone else, and either buy the power or lease the array from that third party....

UnThink Solar - March 04, 2015

Solar Fred’s Short Guide to Solar Marketing Brevity

This solar marketing post is going to be purposely brief, and you will probably appreciate that. Why Brevity Is Important Solar marketing brevity is so important today because we have...

Thomas Buonomo - March 03, 2015

To Shift Middle East Away from Nuclear Track, U.S. Should Invest in Solar Partnerships

The Middle East is on track toward a nuclear proliferation nightmare as Iranian officials have expressed their intent to vastly expand Iran’s domestic nuclear enrichment capacity by...

John Farrell - February 27, 2015

Are Utilities or States the Leaders in Renewable Energy and Efficiency?

A June 2014 study by Ceres highlighted the top electric utilities for renewable energy and efficiency. In an article discussing the findings, Utility Dive suggested that there are “wide...

Holly Copeland - February 26, 2015

Going Solar and Net-Zero: The 21st Century Family Home Project

300 pounds: That’s how much coal was not burned in a distant power plant in December as a result of the solar panels we installed on our house in Wyoming this fall. Being December,...

Jesse Broehl - February 26, 2015

Vestas, Mitsubishi Settle on Offshore Turbine Design

In 2014, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)formed a joint venture with Vestas called MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The strategy behind that joint venture is now substantially clearer. MHI’s...

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