Solar Energy Opinion & Commentary

Michael Panfil - 4 hours ago

Demand Response: A Valuable Tool that Can Help California Realize its Clean Energy Potential

A tool only has value if it’s used. For example, you could be the sort of person who’s set a goal of wanting to exercise more. If someone gives you a nifty little Fitbit to help you...

Joel Stronberg - January 27, 2015

Climate Change: The Need for a More Consistent Baseline and Immediate Action

The UN climate conference in Lima set the stage for Paris in 2015. Next year’s accord is to provide a working, albeit not a final, answer to the question: Is it possible to keep global...

Mahesh Bhave - January 27, 2015

There Is Solar, And There Is Solar

There is solar, and there is solar. Centralized solar generation — large fields of solar panels feeding electricity into the grid — must be distinguished from distributed generation,...

Sean Garren - January 23, 2015

New York Governor Cuomo Delivers a Sunny 2015 State of the State

Under Governor Cuomo's leadership, New York has quickly become one of our nation’s top 10 solar markets. The state’s growing solar industry employs 5,000 New Yorkers up and down the...

Mahesh Bhave - January 22, 2015

Microgrids as Fact and Metaphor

In visualizing microgrids as smaller versions of the existing grid, we ignore a whole new dimension of the impending electricity revolution that I wish to call “microgrid as metaphor,”...

Pierre Bull - January 19, 2015

Single-Family Residential Solar Power Investment Beats S&P 500 in Most US Cities

If I were a newsboy, here's the headline I'd shout out on the street corner this afternoon: "Single-family solar power beats Standard & Poor's 500, in 46 out of 50 American cities!...

Mike Freni - January 15, 2015

Power to the People: Bringing Light to the Darkness in the Developing World

Over the past two decades, natural disasters and deadly diseases have wreaked havoc around the world, causing millions of deaths, disrupting the lives of billions of people, and leading...

Ron Pernick - January 14, 2015

The Year Ahead: Top Clean Energy Trends of 2015

For the past 13 years, Clean Edge has published the annual Clean Energy Trends report that has sized the global market for solar, wind, and biofuels and tracked everything from venture...

Virginia Lacy - January 13, 2015

Collaboration Is Key: How Innovative Solar Business Models Can Benefit All

The next time you’re on an airplane, take a look out the window at the city as your plane descends to its destination. How many solar PV arrays do you see atop (and around) that endless...

Kat Friedrich - January 12, 2015

What’s Unique about the Texas PACE-in-a-Box Toolkit?

Texas faces an unusual scenario when it seeks to advance property-assessed clean energy (PACE). The state has a tradition of seeking private-sector solutions and streamlining government...

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