Renewable Energy Opinion & Commentary

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,...

Tom Konrad - July 21, 2014

Fifteen Clean Energy Yield Cos, Created Unequal

In January I predicted 2014 would be the year "renewable energy finance comes of age." Here's how Jennifer Runyon quoted me on Renewable Energy World:

Joseph McCabe - July 18, 2014

The Story Is Storage

Walking into the 2014 Intersolar North America San Francisco exhibit it became apparent there was a story embedded in the products and services displayed on the three different floors...

Ben Moody - July 17, 2014

Sunshine Daydream? Wake Up, Now is the Time for Solar Energy in Latin America

Often, the most promising opportunities are those that become visible when the sun shines on a dark space. One such dark space is the wealth of untapped energy sources throughout Latin...

Listen Up: The State of Solar in Hawaii

As Jimmy Carter said, "what starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread." When it comes to solar, this quote should be changed to "fortunately," since California...

Tom Konrad - July 14, 2014

June Bloom: Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2014, Q2 Update

After two weak months, June brought a strong recovery to clean energy stocks and the market in general. The broad market benchmark IWM put on 7.2 percent, reversing its previous loss...

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