Charles Thurston's Articles

- September 24, 2012

Solar Commitment: SEIA Environmental Initiative Grows

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is rolling out new developments for its evolving Solar Industry Commitment to Environmental and Social Responsibility (Solar Commitment)...

- September 17, 2012

Shortfall in Funding for Solar Training

The U.S. solar industry is facing a shortfall in funding for solar worker training over the next four years of close to $70 million, suggests Doug Payne, the executive director of the...

- August 20, 2012

Why Geothermal Energy Is Stalled in California

The Geothermal Energy Association is working with California energy authorities to help restart the flow of state utility power purchase agreements made with geothermal electricity...

- April 25, 2012

Brazil Laying Foundation for New Solar Market

Rumors of massive solar plant auctions in Brazil set for 2013 raced through U.S. renewable energy headlines last week to no avail. Brazil's federal government quashed the rumor that...

- April 25, 2011

Solar Lifts California Home Sales Prices

Homeowners in California who invest in photovoltaic systems are netting up to 6.4 percent more in resale value for their homes than for similar homes sold without solar systems, according...

- April 25, 2011

Solaria, Rabobank Ink Solar Loan

Solar panel maker Solaria inked a loan for its new Fremont, CA-based tracking demonstration field and manufacturing facility on Earth Day with Rabobank, representing part of the $65...

- July 16, 2010

Areva Boosts Solar Supersteam Parameters in Bakersfield

Areva Solar is constructing a fourth 2.5-MW solar steam generator at its Kimberlina solar thermal plant in Bakersfield, CA, increasing both pressure and temperature in a modular demonstration...

- June 02, 2010

Southwestern US Prepares for Geothermal Energy

Government preparations for geothermal land leasing and for project environmental studies are progressing in California, thanks to coordinated efforts by a host of federal, state and...

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...

Total Access Partners

Growing Your Business? Learn More about Total Access