James Montgomery's Articles

- 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...

- October 25, 2013

US PV Recycling: The Solar Industry Needs A Plan Now

The message rang out loud and clear: everyone in the U.S. solar industry, from manufacturers to stakeholders, need to get on the same page to figure out formal plans for end-of-life...

- October 24, 2013

Finding Common Ground: Is This Document the Answer to the Net Metering Debate?

One of the problems with the increasingly contentious debates over net metering is that both sides often apply different calculations to compare the value vs. costs of distributed solar...

- October 23, 2013

Chicago Pledges One-Day Solar Permitting Process

City and state government leaders stepped up to the podium at Solar Power International's official opening session Monday night, proclaiming their progress and ongoing support of solar...

- October 18, 2013

Why The Money's Flowing Into US Residential Solar Models

News today, adding to headlines in the past few weeks, underscores the rising popularity of U.S. residential solar (and especially third-party ownership).

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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