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Renewable Energy Opinion & Commentary

Tom Konrad - July 29, 2014

Fifteen Clean Energy Yield Cos: Where's The Yield?

In the first article of this survey of yield cos, I noted that many of the recent yield co IPOs have risen so far as to "lend the very term "yield co" a hint of irony" because rising...

Elias Hinckley - July 29, 2014

The Great Electric Company Growth Opportunity

Energy use in the U.S. can be split into two large (very, very large) pies. One is electricity for use in homes, buildings, and industry, and the other is transportation, which is powered...

- July 28, 2014

Net-Metering: The Great Debate

Effective energy policies, economies of scale and new technologies have achieved something remarkable: solar energy production is now at the scale and cost necessary to be competitive...

Charles Ferer - July 25, 2014

Solar Software Tools Slashing Soft Costs

It’s estimated installers spend up to $3,000 to acquire each new customer. This high price of customer acquisition is one of the many so called “soft costs” that increase the price...

Clint Wilder - July 25, 2014

As US Clean Energy Goes Mainstream, Leadership Is Focused on States and Cities

Clean Edge’s recently released 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index finds the U.S. clean-tech market making impressive strides in many areas, while still hampered by inaction and inertia...

Sam Rust - July 24, 2014

New Solar Bill Would Destroy Community Solar Potential in Massachusetts

In 2013 Massachusetts was ranked 4th for most solar installed, behind California, Arizona, and New Jersey. Despite this success, legislation, officially known as H.4185 (an act relative...

Listen Up: Financing Options for Your Rooftop Solar System

If you live in a location with high electric rates and local incentives, it's very likely that the economics for a rooftop solar system are favorable. But many people don't have the...

Tom Konrad - July 24, 2014

Fifteen Clean Energy Yield Cos: Company Structure

In the first article of this survey of yield cos, I looked at the possible reasons for the seemingly endless enthusiasm for US-listed clean energy yield cos. Here, I'll take a look...

Carol Rosenfeld - July 23, 2014

Revenue Streams Are Key to Cost-Effective Energy Storage

Definitions could make or break the energy storage market, allowing it to capture multiple revenue streams and reduce costs. A panel at the New York Energy Week Roundtable on Storage...

Amory Lovins - July 22, 2014

How Opposite Energy Policies Turned The Fukushima Disaster Into A Loss For Japan And A Win For Germany

Japan thinks of itself as famously poor in energy, but this national identity rests on a semantic confusion. Japan is indeed poor in fossil fuels — but among all major industrial countries,...

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