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How A Team Blew The Lid Off The Arkansas Solar Market

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Written by K Kaufmann on May 19, 2017

Two electric cooperatives, one defense contractor, a solar developer – and a whole lot of other people who had never talked or thought much about renewable energy – completed a notable project last year.

How Military Solar-Powered Microgrids Could Boost National Security

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Written by Allison Mills on May 10, 2017

New research says distributed microgrid tech can secure the electrical grids at military bases to reduce the impact of cyberattacks, physical attacks from terrorists, and natural disasters.

The Role Of Solar In A Smart Meter World

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Written by Ken Boyce on April 25, 2017

A UL expert explains how smart electric meters can help utilities and serve as a boon for solar power.

New Utility Model Could Change How Corporations, Governments Buy Renewables

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Written by Letha Tawney on April 19, 2017

Washington-based Puget Sound Energy has launched a novel clean energy program focused specifically on commercial and municipal customers.

Homeowners Searching For Solar Solutions With Aesthetic Impact

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Written by Erin Vaughan on April 13, 2017

Curbside appeal is important for homeowners, and some might not like the look of conventional solar panels. Is it time for the industry to embrace more unconventional solutions?

New York VDER Order Is An Important First Step For Solar

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Written by Sean Gallagher on March 16, 2017

Moving forward, state leaders should ensure this program is implemented in a way that expands clean energy access and its benefits to all New Yorkers.

Government Partnerships Continue To Boost Solar Projects

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Written by Mary Scott Nabers on February 14, 2017

Public-private collaborations across the U.S. have proven to provide benefits to government entities looking to go solar.

The Battle Continues For The Future Of Residential Solar

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Written by Erin Vaughan on January 24, 2017

2016 was a turbulent year for the residential sector, as utilities and solar advocates fought over net metering. Is it time to revise incentives and rethink the role of power companies?

Yes, Solar Panels Still Work During Snowy Weather

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Written by Dr. Charlie Gay on January 17, 2017

The head of the SunShot Initiative explains why solar can still thrive in the winter and how research is under way to help panels further withstand snowy conditions.

Santa Claus Plans North Pole Microgrid To Flatten ‘Reindeer Curve’

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Written by SEPA on December 21, 2016

Editor’s note: The following festive post was republished with permission from the creative folks at the Smart Electric Power Alliance. Santa Claus (DBA Rudolph Red Worldwide LLC) has filed an application with the Arctic Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a [Read More]