Renewable Energy Featured Blogs

Ali Nourai - January 28, 2015

Distributed Bulk Storage: Is This the New Shape of the Grid?

Central versus distributed storage has been an ongoing debate. Each has its pros and cons. There are instances where the advantage of one over the other is obvious — such as central...

Gavi Keyles - January 27, 2015

First Week of February is "Solar Education Week"

Across the country, college campuses are diving into sustainability issues: campus divestment movements, solar cars and Mt. Trashmores are just a few examples of how college students...

Salome Saliashvili - January 26, 2015

Renewables Innovation Stored Here — Handle With Care

“If you don't like what is being said, then change the conversation” — the writers of Mad Men could have been contemplating renewable energy PR. If someone argues that realizing deep...

Lee Peterson - January 23, 2015

The Future of Solar in Wisconsin

This past November, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission voted to allow the state’s major utility, Wisconsin Energy to implement a fixed rate increase for of its customers as well...

Sol Systems - January 23, 2015

In the Quest to Finance Smaller Commercial Solar Deals, Pipeline is King

Is the solar industry starting to pay more attention to the commercial solar market? From our vantage point, it seems that way, even if just slightly. We are increasingly being approached...

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...

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