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- April 25, 2014

How to Use Cheap Sensors and Mobile Phones to Make People Care about Energy Waste

Visibility of energy use is not enough to get people to change their actions, we still need to find a way to make people care and compel them to act. At last week’s Cleanweb Hackathon...

- January 24, 2014

How the Expiration of the Federal ITC Could Create a Boom in the Commercial Solar Market

All eyes are on the reduction or expiration of the 30 percent federal investment tax credit (ITC). While it's the prime goal of SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) to maintain...

- November 08, 2012

How New England Can Eliminate Oil Use For Single Family Homes for Less Than We're Spending on Solar PV

We can use simple, effective, and proven policies that have been used to supercharge the New England solar PV industry to incentivize renewable thermal technologies and eliminate oil...

- October 10, 2012

State-by-State Comparison of Geothermal Heat Pump and Renewable Thermal Legislation

Most states have established a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), which is a legislative requirement for utilities operating in the state to obtain a certain amount of the electricity...

- August 01, 2012

Massachusetts Solar PV Market Returns to Normal with Electrical Licensing Decision

In 2009, the Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians (BSEE) took an unprecendented step and required that all solar PV installation work performed in Massachusetts could...

- May 07, 2012

Large Installers and Financiers Dominate the Residential Market in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has made data on the number of projects funded through the Commonwealth solar grant available to the public. You can find the information on MA...

- February 07, 2012

Don't Count Out Solar Water Heating, It's a $123 Billion Dollar Market

According to a new SEPA report titled “Heating Up: The Impact of Third Party Business Models on the US Market for Solar Water and Space Heating,” Sixteen percent of the 110 million...

- January 27, 2012

Opportunities and Challenges in the 2012 New England Solar Market

The New England solar market is extremely strong. But even with these strong existing players, there is still room for more competition and new players enter every day. With that said,...

- November 02, 2011

Four Ways to Create a Legendary Solar Company

Now that hard installation costs are dropping rapidly in the solar PV industry, everyone's looking at how to decrease soft costs as a means to increase profitability.  Across the board...

- November 01, 2011

7 Ways The Solar Thermal Industry is Laying the Foundation For Explosive Growth

The solar thermal market has been showing steady growth, but I predict the U.S. industry is on the path for record growth on par with the solar photovolatic industry. Let me explain...

Chris Williams, HeatSpring

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