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EnSync Energy Sells CAL FIRE Solar PPA Project In California To Standard Solar

EnSync Energy recently announced the sale of a project under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to Standard Solar, a company which specializes in the development and financing of solar power systems. Under the agreement, EnSync Energy is constructing a 600-kilowatt solar installation at the CAL FIRE training facility in Ione, […]

August 20th

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