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- January 29, 2014

Net Metering in 2014: Where the First Battles Will Be Fought

Net metering was one of the solar energy industry's hottest topics in 2013 — and barely a month into 2014 it's promising to stay that way.

- January 29, 2014

US State of the Union 2014: A Back Seat for Renewable Energy

Broader domestic social issues and an international policy that moves away from "a permanent war footing" took center stage in President Obama's State of the Union address (SOTUS) last...

- January 27, 2014

China's Solar Dragon Awakens

Even if you've been paying attention to China's growing appetite for renewable energy, and especially solar energy, these latest statistics deserve emphasis.

- January 24, 2014

Energy Storage Roundup: Xtreme Power, Rhubarb, Compressed Air, DOE's Grid-Scale Push

Grid-scale battery storage continues to be a tough place to do business.

- January 22, 2014

US-China Solar Trade Update: Another Battle or a Path to Peace?

The ongoing U.S.-China solar PV trade war continues this week, with China finalizing its tariffs and duties against U.S. polysilicon suppliers, after SolarWorld launched another volley...

- January 22, 2014

Update: Google On a Cleantech Investment Binge Again

Once again flexing its investment muscles in renewable energy, Google is expanding its future purchasing plans for wind energy in Finland and taking a stake in another a Texas wind...

- January 20, 2014

Cleantech's Investment Cycle: Don't Worry, Think Bigger

Several reports this week agree that cleantech investments fell in 2013, but that's not a bad thing. And the big question is what happens next: how much more is needed?

- January 14, 2014

New User-Friendly Solar PV System Design Software Emerges from Beta

After nine months in private beta, Folsom Labs has officially decloaked with its solar PV design software that it says is as accurate but vastly more usable than the industry's incumbent...

- January 09, 2014

Mosaic, BigBelly Solar Awarded Grants for "Powerful Answers"

Two firms advancing renewable energy applications are in the spotlight this week at the CES consumer tech show in Las Vegas, one of the tech world's biggest venues, receiving grants...

- January 03, 2014

Minn. Judge: Solar Beats Natural Gas for Utility Procurement

In what is being called an unprecedented decision, solar energy went head-to-head with natural gas in a competitive evaluation for utility resource planning — and solar came out on...

James Montgomery

James Montgomery

Jim is Contributing Editor for RenewableEnergyWorld.com, covering the solar and wind beats. He previously was associate editor for Solid State Technology and Photovoltaics World, and has covered semiconductor manufacturing and related industries,...

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