The U.S. solar industry expects to install a record-breaking number of solar panels in 2016, a 94 percent increase from last year. In fact, the U.S. is now producing more solar panel systems than natural gas power plants. But although the demand for so…
Should utilities be able to add special fees on customers that have solar or small wind installations?
In the past, THEnergy has already worked with an international investor who focuses on large-scale off-grid installations. Investments of USD 12-18 million per project were identified as the “sweet-spot.” “In the project screening process, we have come
Electric cooperatives arose from New Deal legislation that provided government-backed low-interest loans to bring electricity to rural areas that for-profit companies wouldn’t serve in the 1930s. They were engines of the rural economy.
The Jul/Aug edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” features CleanSpark, Webcor, Sungevity, SADAFCO, National Solar Systems, First Solar, Aquion Energy, SolarAfrica, Minnesota National Guard, Minnesota Power, Senvion and EDL. It is interesting to see that microgrids enter new market niches such as a golf course, the military, the food industry. Increasing the renewable energy penetration by combining different sources such as wind and solar or adding storage is a continuing trend.
I was the keynote speaker for the Salt Spring Community Energy Group’s 2016 Conference in British Columbia, Canada on Saturday, April 23rd. Following the keynote presentation there were over a dozen different workshops on new energy methods and technologies that can be implemented by homeowners and businesses.
In the greater scheme of things, direct energy may be little more important than a pimple on an elephant’s butt. Granted it would have to be a pretty big pimple, but the point is that meeting the climate challenge depends upon how energy is used much more than how it is supplied.
It’s not sexy. But it can make you warmer. It can even make you cooler. On-bill financing provides loans for energy efficiency improvements through the local utility company.
The paradigm of power generation is changing, and an increasing number of decentralized small-scale cleantech solutions are evolving. For technology providers, the first reference projects are extremely important milestones of the market-entry process.
In 2015 the UN pledged, as one of the new Sustainable Development Goals, to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. This is a major ambition.
You may have missed our small change, but after rolling out our program logo back in December 2014, we decided to make a small revision in our name and program description, from “democratic energy” to “energy democracy.”
This year, the sun’s rays can benefit more than your mood and man tan. Solar power is great for the environment, is cost effective, and can enhance your fun for you and your family during the sunniest time of the year.
More than 150 Vermont businesses wrote a letter to the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) this week urging regulators to reconsider their recent draft rule for the state’s net metering program.
As you read this, I am in my first month as the new president and CEO of IREC. Wow! What a privilege and honor it is to lead this great organization as we continue to work for a clean energy future.
Solar power could deliver $400 billion in environmental and public health benefits throughout the United States by 2050, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Publicly, the United Nations climate-change talks look mired in disputes over everything from money to the length of the proposed agreement.