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Solar & The Grid

By Casey Moothart Many people (including myself) have probably wondered something like the following: with solar panels becoming so cheap, why can’t we all put panels on our roofs and go 100% renewable? The obvious answer is that nobody would have any electricity at nighttime. But the issues involving the integration of photovoltaic solar into […]

April 12th

California Weighs Fair Pricing For Distributed, Centralized Energy

Originally published on ilsr.org. This article was published with the substantial assistance from ILSR intern McKenna Eckerline. Everyone hates paying for something that they don’t use (how many cable channels do you have?). In California, local electricity customers may finally get satisfaction about paying for the transmission grid capacity that they don’t use. At issue is an […]

February 14th

Original: Tesla & SolarCity’s New Solar Shingles

Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Susanna Schick Last night, on a back lot at Universal Studios, Tesla unveiled the most promising facet of its impending merger with SolarCity — solar shingles as chic and efficient as their cars. These were paired with new Powerwall home batteries that have double the energy density of Tesla’s first Powerwall product. (You can watch the full video […]

October 29th

Solar Leaders In Universities, In The Air, & In The Solar Industry

A society-wide transition to clean energy requires action on many levels. Private consumers, commercial-level consumers, institutions, and government need to aid the transition. Additionally, of course, the production side of the industry has to continually advance the technologies and improve their competitiveness. An exciting story out of California combined with a worldwide journey above the clouds […]

June 17th

California Solar Incentives, Solar Installers, & Solar Costs

Originally published on Cost of Solar. California is ground zero for solar energy in the United States. So, it seems logical to start our state-level solar energy deep dives here. In the article below, I’ll provide as thorough a look at California solar incentives + solar installers + solar costs as I’ve seen anywhere. Actually, it […]

June 7th

Sonnen Announces Partnership With SolarWorld & PetersenDean

The European energy storage company Sonnen is partnering with the US companies SolarWorld and PetersenDean as part of its push into the American market, according to recent reports. In addition to the partnership with the US-based solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer, and with the residential roofing company, Sonnen will also be working with the residential solar […]

February 6th

Community Energy Programs Presented At Paris Climate Change Conference

At the Paris climate change talks, one presentation by a group of American officials raised awareness about the benefits of community energy programs. The group’s members were: Shawn Marshall, Lean Energy US Cliff Rechtschaffen, Office of California Governor Jerry Brown Dawn Weisz, CEO, Marin Clean Energy (MCE) Tom Butt, Mayor, City of Richmond, California. One of the […]

January 5th