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Solar Energy’s Post-Solyndra Image Problem

Let’s play the word association game. I’ll start with ‘solar energy’ – what’s the first thing you think of? Is it ‘the energy…
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Renewable Energy Land Leases: How to get a Slice of the Pie

This post outlines key considerations for property owners to evaluate when leasing their land for renewable energy development. There are pros and cons…
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Panasonic Bets the House on Solar and Fuel Cells

Panasonic is now determined to become the number one green innovation company in the electronics industry. That vision is on display in a…
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Facebook Invests in Cogeneration for New Menlo Park Campus

Facebook‘s Menlo Park Campus is all set to have a cogeneration system (aka combined heat and power system or CHP) installed soon with…
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Sun Shines on Private Solar Financing in New Orleans

Adam Capital Clean Energy Finance, a private investment firm, has agreed to lend $1 million to finance rooftop solar panels for 85 low-income…
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Can Greece Shine Its Way out of Default with Solar?

Germany, a global leader in solar energy, is mulling a path for Greece to emerge out of its fiscal misery. Could Greece become…
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Chevron Makes Use Of Solar Energy to Recover Oil

When you think of solar energy, it’s likely that you imagine a clean and renewable power source; something that goes towards getting us…
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Solyndra and the Solar Shakeout: Bankruptcies in Context

By Mike Koshmrl and Seth Masia (orginally published at Solar Today) During August, three homegrown photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers failed and two European…
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Frito-Lay Opens “Near Net Zero” Plant in Arizona

Frito-Lay reopens what will be a “near net zero” plant. The factory will run of mostly renewable energy, operate significantly with recycled water,…
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Dubai Touts Ambitious Solar Plans

One of Dubai’s latest goals is to launch a large solar plant as part of the emirate’s grand plan is to net five…
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SunTracker: Leveraging GPS to Radically Optimize Daylighting

In recent years, much has been made of the energy savings and emissions reduction associated with switching to CFLs. What if every moment…
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Sungevity: Jump-Starting the Sustainable Marketing Revolution?

Every time I turn on the radio these days, I hear Sungevity advertisements that, “Solar is not just for environmentalists anymore!” Instead, the…
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Why Apple Should Make the iPad Solar Powered

There are already rumors that Apple’s third generation of the iPad (iPad 3), might be released by Thanksgiving or next year. Alongside these…
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Habitat for Humanity’s Impact on Green Home Market

Habitat for Humanity is one of the world’s leading builders; in 2010, they built and sold over 38,000 homes. Build 100 ranked them…
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Un-Analytics: Google’s Solar Panel Performance Problem

By: Dan Auld Google loves talking about world before analytics — when most website owners knew almost nothing about their sites. Nothing useful,…