James Montgomery's Articles

- 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...

- December 26, 2013

Dreaming Big: Six Really Far-Thinking Renewable Energy Plans

Every day we applaud and encourage all types of renewable energy development and deployment, in whatever forms make the most sense for their application: distributed solar PV, offshore...

- December 23, 2013

Microinverters Moving Into Commercial-Scale Solar: When Will It Happen?

Back in mid-August, Vine Fresh Produce in Ontario unveiled a 2.3-MW solar rooftop array on its greenhouse, the largest commercial rooftop project under the province's feed-in tariff...

- December 19, 2013

Updated: What the Proposed US Energy Tax Reforms Mean for Renewables

For those clamoring for (and against) the year-end-expiring legislation, and anyone in favor of some tax-code simplification, today the government has offered an early holiday present:...

- December 17, 2013

US Shifts Offshore Wind Gaze to Maryland

Another step forward for U.S. offshore wind energy today, with the Interior Department (DOI) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announcing their third auction for offshore...

- December 16, 2013

MidAmerican, Siemens Secure 1 GW Turbine Pact for Iowa Wind Farms

We're just days away from the end of calendar 2013, which means a number of annual rituals: holiday parties, lists of top-everything-whatever -- and angst over the expiring production...

- December 13, 2013

Six Renewable Energy Gift Ideas for the Holidays

It's that time of year, time to wrestle with the wallet, brave the shopping malls, or surf online for deals. If you're in a renewable energy state of mind this season, we've got you...

James Montgomery

James Montgomery

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

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