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Vince Font's Articles

- October 25, 2013

Solar PV + Storage = The Next Big Thing

The recent announcement by Standard Solar and Solar Grid Storage of the completion of one of the first commercial-scale microgrids couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. It...

- January 01, 2013

The Solar Energy Outlook for 2013

With 2013 poised to pounce, now’s the time for all forward thinking solar proponents to peer into that proverbial crystal ball to see what the new year holds in store. What will 2013...

- December 19, 2012

A Look Back at Solar Energy in 2012

2012 was a big year for solar, both domestically and globally, with some unlikely players throwing their hats into the ring and upping the ante on achievable power generating capacity....

- December 11, 2012

Report: Residential Solar PV Installations Hit All-Time High in Q3 of 2012

Residential installations of solar PV hit a record high in the third quarter of 2012, according to a new report published by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association...

- December 10, 2012

Doha Climate Talks Bring $100 Billion Green Climate Fund Into Question

One of the key issues occupying much of the debate in Doha as climate talks rage against a looming deadline is the UN's Green Climate Fund (GCF), a proposed $100 billion global fund...

- December 04, 2012

WindMade Label to Expand to Other Renewables

In a press conference held December 4 during the COP18 climate change conference in Doha, the WindMade organization announced it's no longer just concerned about promoting wind energy,...

- November 29, 2012

MHI and SSE Partner to Bring Cargo Container Battery Storage to Orkney Islands Power Grid

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has announced a partnership with SSE plc, an electric utility company located in Scotland, for an energy storage demonstration project that will use...

- November 27, 2012

SolarReserve Gets Approval for 150-MW CSP Plant in Maricopa County, AZ

Relying on the sun to produce energy always leads to the question: what happens when's the sun's not shining? Can the energy produced be stored? The good news is, companies like California-based...

- November 22, 2012

Scotland Schools the States on Offshore Wind Initiatives

While the United States is busy charging headlong towards a fiscal cliff and the likely expiration of the wind energy Production Tax Credit, the country of Scotland is busy showing...

- November 21, 2012

U.S. Army Housing to Get Solar Panel Makeover Courtesy Project SolarStrong

Having the stated objective of achieving 25 percent reliance on renewable energy by the year 2025, the Department of Defense is already off and running in pursuit of that goal. Thanks...

Vince Font

Vince Font

Vince Font is a freelance journalist specializing in the fields of renewable energy, high tech, travel, and entertainment. Read his blog at www.vincefont.com or follow him on Twitter @vincefont.

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