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Solar Goes Big in Texas as First Phase of 400-MW PV Farm Comes Online

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 03:48

Texas is known for going big. In a state with so much land and so much sun it’s no wonder that the state is starting to warm to solar. And while much of the news surrounding the giant solar farms (100 megawatts or more) in the U.S. and world is coming from California and Arizona, the 400 megawatt Alamo Solar Project will shine some of that light on

Minn. Judge: Solar Beats Natural Gas for Utility Procurement

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:55

In what is being called an unprecedented decision, solar energy went head-to-head with natural gas in a competitive evaluation for utility resource planning — and solar came out on top.

Texas Renewable Energy Transmission Project Delayed by Bad Weather

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:18

Inclement weather is being blamed for preventing a perfect record for Texas’s competitive renewable energy zone (CREZ) transmission initiative by delaying a single transmission project in the central CREZ zone beyond the end-of-2013 target date for the projects’ completion.

SolarWorld Seeks to Close ‘Loophole’ on Chinese Panel Tariff

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 08:35

SolarWorld Industries America, the U.S. unit of Germany’s SolarWorld AG, is asking the government to close a loophole it says allows Chinese competitors to avoid anti-dumping tariffs that have been imposed since 2012.

Which Is More Effective: Marketing Solar with Anxiety or Inspiration?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 08:26

Below is another fascinating TED Talk. This one is from Jonah Sachs, one of the creators behind The Story of Suff. Here, Sachs talks about how the old tricks of traditional marketing are losing their mojo. He says that brands (and I’ll add solar brands) can no longer scare our customers into “needing” to buy a product. In the traditional consumer w

Listen Up: Ten Solar Predictions for 2014

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 08:15

As we roll into the new year I like to gaze into my crystal ball to see what's in store for the rooftop solar industry in 2014. Making predictions in the solar industry is like weather forecasting — you can determine the general trends, but getting the timing exactly right is challenging. But that won't stop me from trying, because when you do get the timing right it can be great for business.

The Farm Bill and Its Impact on Renewable Energy Funding

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 07:00

The first Farm Bill was introduced in 1933 for the overall purpose of ensuring that everyone had enough to eat, farmers earned a living, and that the soil and water stayed healthy. A new Farm Bill is written, debated and passed every five to seven years. Since 1933 15 different versions of the Farm Bill have passed. The 2008 Farm Bill, called the Food, Conservation and Energy Act, authorized $289 billion in spending over five years.

Ford Uses SunPower Solar Cells for Its Electric Concept Car

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 09:05

Ford Motor Co., the second largest U.S. automaker, is showcasing a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that uses solar panels in the roof to recharge itself.

The Pros Pick Four Solar Stocks for 2014

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 08:40

With the average solar stock having doubled in 2013, it’s much harder to find bargains in the solar industry than it was a year ago. But two of the professional green money managers think there is still value to be found. When I asked them for their top three green stock picks for 2014, they came back with two solar picks each.

Myanmar's Struggle to Fix Its Failing Energy System and Embrace Renewables

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 07:17

Three years after Myanmar’s transition to civilian leadership led to the end of trade embargoes and a rapid embrace of technology, the country still labors under a barely functioning telecommunications network and a power grid that only reaches a third of the population.