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Vince Font's Articles

- July 09, 2014

Solar’s Year of Action in the US

May 9 was a big day for the solar industry. Forget big — huge. It’s a rare occasion when the most powerful person in the world takes to the bully pulpit to sing the virtues of a particular...

- May 23, 2014

DOE Awards $10 Million for Concentrating Solar Power Storage Research

The Department of Energy announced Wednesday it has awarded $10 million to be split between six research and development projects that will focus on thermochemical storage technologies...

- May 02, 2014

Introducing New York State’s Energy Storage Testing Center

The clean energy economy of the Empire State has just received a serious booster shot, thanks to the newly opened Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Testing and Commercialization...

- April 28, 2014

SEPA 2013 Utility Solar Rankings Uncovers New Urban and Rural Representation

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has released its seventh annual Utility Solar Rankings report, a summary of U.S. utilities that added the greatest amount of solar capacity...

- April 23, 2014

The Solar Battlefield: How the US DOD Will Bring Solar Technology Mainstream

When it comes to driving the development of renewable energy technology, no greater facilitating force exists than the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Acting on a mandate to achieve...

- April 17, 2014

Examining the Challenges Faced by the CSP Industry

Pragmatic discussions about the financial viability of concentrated solar power (CSP) abound. The oft-dismissed redheaded step child of the solar industry, CSP’s relegation to the recycle...

- April 08, 2014

Concentrating Solar Power Under Fire: Glaring Planning Oversight or Easily Remedied Issue?

Currently the world’s largest solar thermal plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System has been in full operation less than two months and already concerns have been raised...

- February 14, 2014

The Solar Energy Outlook for 2014

For decades, solar has been like the Rodney Dangerfield of renewable energy. Rarely has it received the respect it has deserved. But by all accounts, 2013 was a watershed year in that...

- 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...

Vince Font

Vince Font

Vince Font is a freelance writer 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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