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How To Make The Pitch That Owning Residential Solar Beats Leasing
Vol. 2 | Issue 31 | November 20, 2014
on 19 Nov 2014 by Erin Clark email the content item print the content item
Effective energy policies, economies of scale and new technologies have achieved something remarkable: Solar energy production is now at the scale and cost necessary so that it is affordable for [read more]
Future Utilities May Get Out Of The kWh Business And Focus On Infrastructure
Vol. 2 | Issue 30 | November 13, 2014
on 12 Nov 2014 by Michael Puttre email the content item print the content item
Hurricane Sandy is proving to have a durable impact on the minds of many energy planners. Not only is it referenced in the desirability for residential and commercial storage systems [read more]
Too Much Information? California Wrestles With Solar Data Collection Responsibilities
Vol. 2 | Issue 29 | November 6, 2014
on 05 Nov 2014 by Nora Caley email the content item print the content item
In October, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced its proposed decision to change how the California Solar Statistics website will collect data about the state's distributed generation solar installations. [read more]
The Search For Solar Cost Reduction Turns To Racking And Mounting
Vol. 2 | Issue 28 | October 30, 2014
on 29 Oct 2014 by Aaron Faust & Terence C. Seikel email the content item print the content item
The North American solar sector's overarching goal is to make solar energy a practical, affordable, alternative energy source for commercial and residential applications. To achieve this, prices for balance of [read more]
Renewable Energy Supporters Take To The Ballots To Make Solar Power A Hometown Issue
Vol. 2 | Issue 27 | October 23, 2014
on 22 Oct 2014 by Nora Caley email the content item print the content item
People want renewable energy, and they are willing to pay an excise tax to fund it. At least, that's what advocates for the Lafayette Clean Energy Initiative say about an [read more]
Despite Setbacks, Solar Developers Look For Legislatures To Take Up Solar Rate Design
Vol. 2 | Issue 26 | October 16, 2014
on 15 Oct 2014 by Michael Puttre email the content item print the content item
There is a real sense that solar policymaking in the U.S. is at a crossroads. While a large number of states have adopted renewable portfolio standards, net-energy metering, solarize programs [read more]
Technology Forecasting Offers A Window Into PV Technology Trends
Vol. 2 | Issue 25 | October 9, 2014
on 09 Oct 2014 by Richard P. Mignogna email the content item print the content item
It can be argued that understanding trends in the efficiency of photovoltaic cells is instrumental to understanding the future economics of solar energy. While unequivocally true, this view often carries [read more]
Special Tariffs Help Large Companies Benefit From Solar Without Hosting Capacity
Vol. 2 | Issue 24 | September 25, 2014
on 24 Sep 2014 by Nora Caley email the content item print the content item
Some large companies that are heavy users of electricity may be interested in using renewable energy but are unable or unwilling to install their own distributed generation on-site. Instead, some [read more]
International Climate Change Report Invites Private Capital To Lead On Renewable Energy
Vol. 2 | Issue 23 | September 18, 2014
on 17 Sep 2014 by Michael Puttre email the content item print the content item
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate has dropped a landmark report on its investigation into the effects of climate change and calls for nothing less than a radical [read more]
GlassPoint Seeks To Make CSP Economical By Bringing It Inside
Vol. 2 | Issue 22 | September 11, 2014
on 10 Sep 2014 by Michael Puttre email the content item print the content item
There was a time not too long ago when concentrating solar power (CSP) technology was cheaper than solar photovoltaic systems. Back in 2006, when PV installed was $8/W to $12/W, [read more]
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