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Shedding Some Light on a Taxing Situation for Community-Shared Solar

Nate Hausman For renters and for property owners with inadequate roof space, the many benefits of solar electricity may seem out of reach. About half of all households and businesses in the U.S. are n...

Transitioning to Net-Zero Living

Sarah Lozanova Judith and Jeffrey adore living in Belfast, Maine – a quaint harbor town of Belfast, Maine. They previously resided in a large seaside home on Penobscot Bay, where Little River form...

We’re Going to Need a Bigger Team

August 26, 2015 When Hillary Clinton made her ambitious plan to install more than a half billion solar panels—about 140 GW of solar—my ears perked up. My first thought was, “Wow.”... Tony Clifford - Standard Solar Inc

Windset Farms Harvests the Sun and Saves Thousands of Dollars in Energy Costs with Solar

August 25, 2015 An ever-growing number of U.S. farmers and agribusiness owners have decided to integrate solar power systems into their operations. This movement has been fueled by a combination of fact... REC Solar

5 Reasons Utilities Are Hating on Their Solar-Producing Customers

John Farrell It seems crazy that electric companies would have anything against customers that spend their own money to reduce their energy use with clean, local solar power. But any number of utiliti...

Beijing Eyes Solar Consolidation, Yingli in Sight?

Doug Young A couple of new reports from the Chinese solar sector are shining a spotlight on consolidation that’s still needed before the industry can return to health. One report cites the Min...

The Solar Press Release: A PV Insomniac’s Best Friend

PV and ME Question #11:  How many solar press releases does it take to fall asleep? The following excerpts are from solar press releases published in June, July and August of 2015. ...

Obama’s Clean Power Plan A Good First Step

August 18, 2015 On Aug. 3, President Obama unveiled the final version of his eagerly anticipated Clean Power Plan (CPP), which aims to cut carbon emissions by power plants to 32 percent below 2005 levels... Tony Clifford - Standard Solar Inc

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Own ‘Em—Utilities Muscle in to Rooftop Solar Market

John Farrell In the past five years, rooftop solar has revealed the limitations of the archaic electric utility business model, as customers have found generating their own power more cost effective...

NYSERDA Incubators Hatch Promising Clean Energy Technologies

Warren Leon The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) mission is to “advance innovative energy solutions.” NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Business Incub...


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Presenting at PV Insider O&M Conference

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Going The Extra Mile

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How To Get People To Do Stuff

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