Vince Font's Articles

- 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...

- 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...

Vince Font

Vince Font

Vince Font is a professional 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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