James Montgomery's Articles

- 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).

- October 17, 2013

Update: Maine's Offshore Wind Development Now A Bidding War... Of One

What had suddenly become a two-horse race to tap into the vast potential for offshore wind energy in Maine as an early leader in developing this industry in the U.S. has taken another...

- October 16, 2013

Price Pressures Squeeze Solar Inverter Shipment Outlook

Larger inverter suppliers, especially those targeting utility-scale business, are increasingly feeling the burden of the supply chain's pricing pressures to lower costs, which will...

- October 16, 2013

1366 One Step Closer to Opening US Solar PV Wafer Facility

Solar silicon wafer innovator 1366 Technologies has landed new funding led by newest partner Tokayama, and is ready to scale up to a 250-MW production line ahead of an anticipated upswing...

- October 15, 2013

The Air Up There: Wind Energy Remote Sensing Gains Ground

Five years ago, First Wind's in-house meteorological team zeroed in on a couple of new potential wind farm areas in Maine that were different: moderate-elevation plateaus instead of...

- October 14, 2013

How The Solar Decathlon Was Won

The Solar Decathlon's mission, at its core, is to showcase one simple fact: that homes can be built today that are innovatively efficient from energy to water usage, in a variety of...

- October 11, 2013

GE Wants To "Power Up" Older Wind Turbines

Earlier this year GE launched a package of package of technologies and services to improve output from its newer turbines like the 2.5-120, calling them "brilliant" at predicting and...

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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