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Charles Thurston's Articles

- October 20, 2014

Renewable Energy Storage Gains Critical Mass

A host of U.S. renewable energy storage executives recently gathered here in the Silicon Valley are referring to the rapid expansion of the storage industry by comparing it to the solar...

- July 16, 2014

Intersolar 2014 Satiates PV Thrill Seekers

Intersolar North America 2014 in San Francisco was heralded as a success by many of the estimated 550 exhibitors at the show, attendance at which was slightly smaller than last year,...

- July 14, 2014

PV Innovations Highlight Intersolar 2014

The refreshingly upbeat tone of the Intersolar 2014 conference and show in San Francisco this year was broadly supported by company announcements of advances in technology, new strategic...

- July 08, 2014

Intersolar North America Launches With Zeal

California’s iconic Governor Jerry Brown opened the 7th annual Intersolar show in San Francisco on Monday afternoon, saying that the accomplishments of those in the industry have been...

- June 18, 2014

Hawaii’s Solar Conundrum: Can Energy Storage Save the Day?

Hawaii’s lead utility Hawaiian Electric (HECO) and other utilities in the islands have found that solar photovoltaics installations have grown far faster than their isolated grids can...

- May 09, 2014

Obama Pledges $2B in Energy Efficiency Funding, Lauds Wal-Mart Solar Roofs

President Barack Obama took the Blue-Light stage here at Wal-Mart in Mountain View, California, to announce several plans for improving energy efficiency and announce commitments by...

- August 13, 2013

Energy Storage Technology at Renewable Market’s Edge

A host of new technology developments in energy storage are at the edge of the massive commercial market for solutions to renewable energy intermittency. While storage prices must continue...

- August 05, 2013

University of California To Test Energy Storage Grid Services

How does the grid value energy storage? What are the actual costs of grid smoothing, reliability and other services that a given amount of energy storage can offer? The answers to these...

- July 02, 2013

US Geothermal Industry Targets Technology and Policy

Geothermal developers and industry advocates assembled in Reno this week for the Third Annual National Geothermal Summit focused much of their discussion on the potential for cost reduction...

- June 26, 2013

Geothermal Searches for Avenues to Build Critical Steam

The teams of geothermal geologists, driven executives and keen marketers assembled in Reno this week for the Third Annual National Geothermal Summit, are easily as optimistic as their...

Charles Thurston

Charles Thurston

Charles W. Thurston is a journalist who specializes in renewable energy, from finance to technological processes. He has been active in the industry for over 25 years, living and working in locations ranging from Brazil to Papua New Guinea...

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