Chris Meehan's Blog Posts

- March 17, 2014

SolarCity Offers Up Its Solar Solutions at Electronics Retailer Best Buy

Are solar panels becoming consumer electronics? While the majority of devices at Best Buy use up energy in your home — albeit more efficiently if you opt for Energy Star products —...

- March 17, 2014

EIF Venture Fund Leads $5M Investment in Complete Solar Solution

Complete Solar Solution announced earlier this week (March 10) that the venture capital fund Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF) led a $5 million investment in the company and its HelioQuote...

- March 16, 2014

Solar Could Lower Utility Electric Rates in Austin

Yup. At least that’s what’s rumored to be in the works under a pending deal between Austin Energy and SunEdison. However no one will really know until the final paperwork is signed,...

- March 14, 2014

Solar Decathlon Looks to the Equator With New Event

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon is quickly becoming an event that rivals the Olympics in international appeal. Yesterday (March 11) the DOE announced that in late 2015...

- March 12, 2014

Is Illinois the Greenest State? 91 Renewable-Powered Communities Say “Yes!”

Illinois’ cornfields aren’t the only thing that’s green in the state, nearly 100 communities in the the state are 100 percent powered by renewable electricity. That’s according to a...

- March 11, 2014

8minutenergy, Gestamp Solar Sign PPA for solar farm on farmland

Yesterday (March 10) 8minutenergy Renewables and Gestamp signed a 20 year power-purchase agreement (PPA) for the 50 megawatt Midway Solar Farm project in Imperial County, Calif. The...

- March 10, 2014

NY Increases Energy Investments in Solar and Energy Storage

Last week New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) office announced $28.6 million in NY-Sun Initiative investments as well as $1.4 million in energy storage investments as New York continues...

- March 09, 2014

What do Facebook, Drones and Solar Have in Common?

A rumor’s been swirling around the Internet this week that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are interested in acquiring solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace. The social media giant...

- March 08, 2014

Xcel Approves Largest PV Farm East of Rockies in Pueblo, CO

The bulk of new solar power coming online in Colorado in the next few years will come from one new project, Community Energy’s 120 megawatt Comanche Solar project. Community Energy...

- March 07, 2014

Can Solar Power Help Marijuana Growers?

The sun has been around for a long time. So has marijuana. Legal pot in the U.S. hasn’t been around for a long time. In fact, earlier this year Colorado became the first state to sell...

Chris Meehan

Chris Meehan

Chris Meehan is a writer for SolarReviews, a consumer reviews website dedicated to the solar industry that also highlights solar energy news, legislation and industry trends.

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