James Montgomery's Articles

- November 19, 2013

Roll Call: EPC Firms Clamoring to Get Into Utility-scale Solar PV

Countries around the world continue to hungrily develop, pursue, and approve utility-scale solar PV projects, defined as upwards of 10 MWp in size (DC capacity). In its latest rankings...

- November 18, 2013

Who's Winning the Net Metering Debate Now?

After Arizona's decision to keep net metering but add a small fixed charge, we asked around the industry: who won, who lost, and what precedent does this set for battles in other states...

- November 15, 2013

Mixed Result: Arizona Keeps Net Metering, But Levies Smaller Solar Fee

In one of the more closely-watched solar energy policy decisions in recent memory, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has ruled after two days of hearings to keep its net metering...

- November 14, 2013

Google, Facebook Up the Renewable Energy Ante

Underscoring the affinity between technology operations and renewable energy, some of the world's biggest IT and service provider companies continue to line up to back more renewable...

- November 12, 2013

New Crop of Reports Indicate Solar Outlook Is Brightening

Several new reports in the past few days are raising the bar for the solar energy sector over the next couple of years. Some key themes: Demand in Asia is rising, Europe is stabilizing,...

- November 06, 2013

European Commission To Member States: Follow Our Lead for Renewable Energy Policy

The European Commission has offered up some new guidelines about managing electricity markets among its Member States, offering direction for design and support schemes for renewable...

- November 05, 2013

Microsoft vs. Apple Still Making Headlines — in Renewable Energy

Microsoft vs. Apple wars have played out in the electronics industry for decades. That bitter competitive landscape, though, has changed significantly in this digital age with Apple's...

- November 04, 2013

SEC Clarifies Crowdsourcing Rules, What's the Impact on Renewables?

The SEC has finally proposed its rules to allow crowd-funding under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. What do they mean for small-scale investments in renewable energy...

- November 01, 2013

Trying Again: Proposing a National U.S. Renewable Energy Standard

Several U.S. Senators are resurrecting legislation seeking to create a national Renewable Energy Standard (RES), while more proposed RPS changes crop up in some quieter markets.

- October 29, 2013

BLM Reloading After Colorado Solar Land Auction No-Shows

Dusting off its agenda after the weeks-long U.S. government federal shutdown, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) last week held its first competitive auction for public lands...

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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