Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

John Farrell - June 30, 2014

Distributed Renewable Energy Under Fire

Adapt or Die read the title of the article suggesting that electric utilities must change their business to survive, or be buried under an onslaught of local renewable energy. But utilities...

UnThink Solar - June 27, 2014

Trust and Ratings Trump Price in Residential Solar Sales

At what price would you buy solar from this guy?   You probably wouldn’t. And that’s one reason why building trust and conveying quality can trump price, even in a highly price competitive...

Lowell Feld - June 26, 2014

Solar’s Key Challenge Today Is to “Truly Out-compete Traditional Energy”

David Briggs has long-standing experience in the solar industry, including three years at a cleantech communications firm and three years as Marketing Manager at microinverter manufacturer...

John Farrell - June 24, 2014

What Your City Can Do to Fight Climate Change

The Obama administration is pushing power plant regulations to reduce carbon emissions and most states have some sort of renewable energy policy. But there's plenty of opportunity left...

UnThink Solar - June 20, 2014

Solar Game of Thrones: Cue the Music

Summer is coming. And that means that season four of HBO’s adaptation of Game of Thrones has ended. Impatient to know what comes next, I’ve started reading the books, and as I'm reading,...

Andreas Karelas - June 20, 2014

The World Cup, Solar, and Optimism for the Future

With billions of viewers, the World Cup is the most-watched sporting event in the world. I always get excited at World Cup time, but this year I have more to be excited about than just...

Sol Systems - June 20, 2014

Ohio's Renewable Portfolio Standard Freeze: How Will It Affect Solar?

With the signing of Senate Bill 310 (SB 310), Ohio has become the first state to “freeze” its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). Ohio Governor John Kasich signed the bill into law...

Laurie Reese - June 19, 2014

Energy Storage: A Different View from Germany

Germany leads the world in solar photovoltaic generation, so it would seem to follow that the country’s interest in energy storage would also be soaring. But when Ben Kaun, an expert...

John Farrell - June 16, 2014

How One Town Keeps Fighting for Control of Its Energy Future

How can a community take control of its energy future from a 100-year monopoly electric utility?  Citizens of Boulder, CO, are testing answers to that question, trying to discover how...

Abhishek Gupta - June 16, 2014

Solar Power’s Impact on Rural Exodus

Our biggest cities are facing increasing pressure on their infrastructure. Rural migration to urban locations has been a constant since the industrial revolution where the rural population...

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