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Steve Leone - February 10, 2012

Cradle of Innovation: A Golden State of Mind

California was long ago picked clean of its gold, but the state continues to foster a prospector's mentality and a willingness to sift through the swift current of ideas for one more...

- February 09, 2012

Ontario Post Election: Is the Financing Market Ready?

On October 6, 2011 the Ontario Liberals were re-elected paving the way for a continuation of the Green Energy Act. Shortly after that several announcements were made indicating that...

Robert Lahey - February 03, 2012

DOE's Untold Impact on Solar

The Obama Administration's $60 billion Loan Guarantee Program (LGP) for renewable energy is considered a failure because of Solyndra, Beacon Power, and potential 2012 bankruptcies....

Meg Cichon - February 02, 2012

If Solar is Contagious, Can Utilities Help Spread the Bug?

You may have heard it before, but it is worth mentioning again: In residential communities, solar is contagious. But a recent study, "Peer Effects in the Diffusion of Solar Photovoltaic...

Lindsay Morris - February 02, 2012

Executive Roundtable: The Future of Utility-Scale Renewables

Renewable energy in the United States is at a crossroads. With several federal tax grants set to expire by the end of 2012, utilities are trying to decide if the falling prices of solar...

Andrew Williams - January 31, 2012

Run-of-the-River Hydropower Goes With the Flow

In recent years, run-of-the-river hydropower projects have emerged as a viable, low-impact alternative to existing large-scale projects. Run-of-the-river facilities use conventional...

Charles Thurston - January 26, 2012

Accelerating Geothermal Growth Through DOE Initiatives

The U.S. geothermal power industry is poised for a bit more rapid growth now that the U.S. Department of Energy's geothermal development program is maturing with demonstration-stage...

- January 25, 2012

Smart Grid Initiatives Address Cyber Security, Renewable Energy Intermittency

Securitizing renewable energy networks from cyber-attacks is not complicated by their oft-cited operational headache of intermittency, but rather by their separation from a utility's...

- January 20, 2012

Concentrating Photovoltaics: It's Make It or Break It Time

The concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) industry tenaciously pushed through these last four years, and now has 33 megawatts (MW) in the ground, with 60 more expected by mid-year 2012 and...

Steve Leone - January 19, 2012

Making Way for a Bigger Turbine

They stand as looming testaments to innovation, growing ever more prominent and powerful. Yet for much of 2011, wind installations remained somewhat obscured, eclipsed by the media...

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