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The Undoing Of Utilities? A Look At The New Consumer-Driven Age Of Energy

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Erin Vaughan on Apr 28, 2016

As consumers increasingly embrace solar and other distributed generation, the future role of power companies could change.

Pro-Solar Conservatives Make Interesting Case For Renewables

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Nora Caley on Apr 21, 2016

Some organizations argue solar is more about freedom and security, not climate change.

The Importance Of Solar PV Module Recycling

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Ian Draisey on Apr 14, 2016

The solar industry should work to discard end-of-life panels in a way that is good for both the planet and the bottom line.

Experts Discuss Solar Outlook In The Centennial State

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Nora Caley on Apr 07, 2016

The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association’s annual conference focused on victories and work still to be done.

Could The U.S. Learn From Germany’s Bet On Renewable Energy?

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Dr. Erin Grossi on Mar 03, 2016

Germany’s path toward a transformed energy market might have answered the feasibility question.

Array Technologies Tracks Extreme Conditions To Engineer System Improvements

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Michael Puttre on Feb 18, 2016

The company says it worked to make its DuraTrack HZ v3 tracker capable of handling high wind and snow loads.

Community Energy Storage Brings Solar, Utilities And Ratepayers Together

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Michael Puttre on Feb 10, 2016

With innovative technology and collaboration, companies and utility customers stand to benefit from a mix of renewables and storage.

Home Appraisers See A Premium For Rooftop Solar

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Nora Caley on Jan 13, 2016

Owning a rooftop solar system increases the value of a home for sale, and new research can help real estate valuation professionals determine how much of a premium an array adds. Ben Hoen, a researcher with the U.S. Department of [Read More]

Building Codes Challenge Racking And Mounting Companies To Sharpen Their Pencils

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Michael Puttre on Dec 15, 2015

Building codes exist to make people safe. The codes also impose costs on manufacturers required to meet those codes. In the low-slope rooftop photovoltaic systems market – which is the centerpiece of the growing commercial and industrial (C&I) solar segment [Read More]

Brattle Study On Utility-Scale Solar Piques Environmentalists’ Interests

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Nora Caley on Nov 18, 2015

The Brattle Group has released a study that says utility-scale projects are more cost-effective than distributed solar. The report, which was prepared for First Solar, compares the generation cost of 300 MW of utility-scale solar with 300 MW of solar [Read More]