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Movie Time! The Most Watched Videos on in 2014

As the holidays wind to a close and we ring in the new year, sit back and relax with your favorite libation and enjoy our most popular videos of the year. We guarantee you will learn something new.

Let us know in the comments if there is a particular type of renewable energy video that you would like to see in 2015.  Project profiles? Policy updates? In-depth discussions about wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, energy storage or bioenergy technology? Let us know what you would watch and we’ll try to get it on video.

And now for the countdown.


The quality of solar PV panels made headlines in 2013.  We shot this video at Intersolar North America in 2013. In it, Mark Mendenhall, Trina Solar’s President explains the quality controls that his company has in place and why he feels that poor PV panel quality issues don’t exist.



 Hawaii has been making renewable energy news for its impressive renewable energy growth and its somewhat frustrating interconnection challenges.  In June at PV America, we sat down with Dora Nakafuji, director of renewable energy planning at the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) and asked her to respond to the recent grid interconnection crisis on the island. She also explained how HECO is planning for a renewable future.



We got an update on the improvements in inverter technology at Intersolar 2014. In our 8th most-watched video Teff Reed of Enphase explains some of the advancements that he’s seeing in the inverter industry to Charles Thurston.





Man-of-many-hats Barry Cinnamon (who is also our podcaster) talks about how to reduce solar soft costs through innovations in racking.



Even though it is now two years old, this video was one of most-watched videos in 2014. The SolarEdge team created this fun solar-themed “Gangnam Style” parody to wish everyone happy holidays! Watch its employees and managers do the Solar Dance.



When we consider the rapid rise of energy storage that we are witnessing all across the globe, it is key that we remember all of the reasons that this technology is and/or will be a key component in the grid of the future.



A unique program in Nigeria, a country located on the southwest coast of Africa by the Gulf of Guinea, seeks to solve two pressing problems with just one solution.



Another one from 2013 made our top 10 list in 2014. In it, a group of POWER-GEN and Renewable Energy World Conference, North America attendees were invited to visit Duke Energy’s Stanton Solar Array. Here’s a glimpse of what they saw.



And now we give you’s most-watched video of the year, an excellent primer on geothermal energy.  It was published in 2013 but since the information is timeless, it is watched again and again. The video describes how geothermal energy is created deep down in the earth, how it is harvested, and where in the world the resource can be tapped.

We hope you have enjoyed this holiday video showcase. 

Happy New Year!