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Tesla E-motorcycles Complement SolarCity Microgrids

Mahesh Bhave, Contributor May 20, 2015 Batteries are the renewed focus of attention given the launch of Tesla’s PowerWall on April 30. What or where might the next major application be? Utility scale storage appears to be one....
Canadian Climate Goals

Canada Announces Weak Climate Target

Danielle Droitsch, NRDC May 19, 2015 Last week, Canada has announced its contribution to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gases by announcing its post-2020 target. The target announced today is off-track to the 80 perc...
Renewable Energy Stocks

What Drives Alternative Energy Stocks?

Harris Roen, The Roen Financial Report May 19, 2015 Alternative energy became a serious market player after the turn of the millennium. Since that time, solar, wind, smart grid and other alternative energy stocks have experienced both stro...
The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World

Listen Up: How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World May 14, 2015 For a homeowner, it’s a simple question. But in order to answer the question accurately, solar installers need to make a number of assumptions — as well as gather some pretty detailed inf...
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What's In A Name? That Which We Call A Solar Microgrid Is By Any Other Name A Solar Installation

Paula Mints May 13, 2015 A few years ago in a solar marketing department near you an enterprising executive had an epiphany: the word “microgrid” could be adapted to describe any system of any size and then used ...

The Value of Net Metered Electricity in New York

Tom Konrad, Contributor May 13, 2015 Net metering is unfair and is dangerous for the long term health of utilities, at least according to Raymond Wuslich, when he spoke at the 2015 Renewable Energy Conference in Poughkeepsie...
From Solar Energy Finance to Customer Acquisition

From Finance to Customer Acquisition Catalyst SunShot Finalists Compete to Launch Big

Pamela Cargill, Contributor May 13, 2015 In January, SunShot competitively selected 17 teams to move forward in the overall Catalyst Prize competition. Each of the teams had 60 days to build a prototype product using the TopCode...
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Experts Agree: Electric Grid Will Stay Ahead of the Curve on the Clean Power Plan

John Moore, NRDC May 12, 2015 In a timely new report, three prominent electric grid industry experts refute claims that the president's proposal to cut carbon pollution from power plants will jeopardize electric grid ...
The Fantasy of Electric Utilities and Renewable Energy

The Fantasy of Electric Rates: Time to Educate Ratepayers

Scott Sklar, The Stella Group May 11, 2015 Many electric utilities are flexing their political muscles against solar net metering and state renewable portfolio standards (RPS). Their main issue is that other consumers are subsidiz...

The New Normal? Renewables, Efficiency, And “Too Much Electricity”

Clint Wilder, Clean Edge May 6, 2015 Just over a decade ago, the state of California faced serious concerns about whether its utilities could generate and/or buy enough power to assure that the world’s seventh-largest econom...

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