Jennifer Runyon's Articles

- August 10, 2012

Trendspotting: US States Warming up to Renewable Energy Heating and Cooling, Part 2

If states are going to add a heating requirement to their RPS or even allow heat energy to be applicable, monitoring and metering will be key and that can be problematic.

- August 09, 2012

Trendspotting: US States Warming up to Renewable Energy Heating and Cooling, Part 1

Of the fifty U.S. states, four territories and one District of Colombia, almost forty of them have some kind of renewable energy requirement on the books and of those forty, only about...

- July 18, 2012

Hybrid Solar Heat and Power Systems On the Rise

According to "Residential Combined Heat and Power," a new study by Pike Research, the market for residential combined heat and power (resCHP) systems – defined as small, distributed...

- July 05, 2012

Wind Industry Losing Jobs But Planning for Big Growth in the U.S.

"When it comes to wind energy, we're making significant progress both onshore and offshore to diversify our nation's domestic energy portfolio and stand up a clean energy economy,"...

- June 28, 2012

Energy-Saving Performance Contracts with the US Government

The US federal government uses a lot of energy. In fact, it is the world's largest single consumer of energy. According to a recent government memo, the organisation incurred about...

- June 26, 2012

New Hampshire Sets Thermal Renewable Energy Carve Out

Yesterday Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire signed a new bill into law that adds thermal renewable energy to the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) currently set at 23.8...

- June 26, 2012

Thin-film PV Stays in the Game

In the solar electricity market, consolidation and contraction are the buzzwords of the day. Today, all solar PV manufacturers face an over-supplied and underfunded PV market. The oversupply...

- June 05, 2012

Staying Alive: Could Thin-film Manufacturers Come Out Ahead in the PV Wars? Part 2

Thin-film solar panels are created through three different manufacturing techniques that use different core components: amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe) or copper...

- June 04, 2012

Thin-film Organic Solar PV Maker Konarka Technologies Files for Chapter 7

On Friday, Massachusetts-based Konarka Technologies, a thin-film solar manufacturing company, announced that it was filing for bankruptcy protection, bringing the total number of solar...

- June 04, 2012

Staying Alive: Could Thin-film Manufacturers Come Out Ahead in the PV Wars? Part 1

In the solar electricity market, capitulation, consolidation and contraction are the buzzwords of the day. Today, all solar PV manufacturers face an over-supplied and underfunded PV...

Jennifer Runyon

Jennifer Runyon

Jennifer Runyon is chief editor of RenewableEnergyWorld.com and Renewable Energy World magazine, coordinating, writing and/or editing columns, features, news stories and blogs for the publications. She also serves as conference chair of...

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