Why We Shouldn’t Underestimate Solar

February 27th, 2015|

Surprise! A New Study out of Germany reported that policy makers and energy planners are underestimating the cost potential of solar. Agora Energiewende predicts that solar PV will be the cheapest form of electricity within the next 10 years and that the end to solar cost reductions are nowhere in sight for the future.

The price […]

Solar Roadways?

February 20th, 2015|

A video published by Solar Roadways has been making its way around the internet for the last few months making us all aware of the potentially life changing technology of roads that are completely comprised of solar panels. They have the potential to let drivers know when there is an accident, house cable corridors, and […]

Solar Makes Up 1 Out of Every 78 New Jobs

February 20th, 2015|

The strong solar emergence in red states is only one of the surprising and wonderful facts in the recent solar census report from The Solar Foundation. The most promising fact is that 1 in every 78 new jobs around the US were created by the solar industry. By comparison, the Keystone XL pipeline projects 3,900 […]

Demand Response for Reducing Peak Electricity Demands

February 20th, 2015|

 

The future of electricity in America is up for grabs for the first time since its invention. Last year the largest electric grid operator in the United States held an auction to determine how future electricity needs would be met in 13 states. As a result different companies placed their bid on how they would […]

2015 Declared the Year of Soils by UN

February 20th, 2015|

The UN has declared 2015 the Year of Soils in order to increase awareness about the importance of soil as our most essential ecosystem. Although, advocating healthy soils on the planet haven’t been on the forefront of environmental talks in the past, today the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAOUN) is spreading […]

Net Metering, Value of Solar, New Grid Platforms and You

February 20th, 2015|

Everything we know about electricity has and is changing. Solar has fundamentally shifted the power paradigm and utility lobbyists are running to catch up. While states like California and New York are working to create and adopt Distributed System Platforms (DSP’s) that will integrate the power being created by individual solar systems into a master […]