Can Utilities Evolve to Meet Customers’ Demand for Greener, Smarter Energy?

The 10th annual Energy Pulse from the Shelton Group details the coming revolution in the energy business, and how utilities are struggling to prepare.

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Plug-and-Play Solar Panels Come to Life with First Public Installation

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Claudia Wentworth’s Personal Charge: Bring Down the Price of Solar

The CEO of Quick Mount PV is in the midst of reimagining the entire installation process as a way to bring the price of solar down to $1 per watt or less.

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What Does It Take to Get Utility Customers to Be More Efficient?

Recent events show that people want to use less energy and be more efficient, but they often need a gentle nudge, or a steady push from their utilities.

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All 6,000 Mosques in Jordan Will Soon Go Solar

Without plentiful oil reserves to rely on, Jordan is about to go solar in a big way by starting to power all of its mosques with solar energy.

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Another Way Solar Can Change the World: Solar-Powered Cell Phone Towers

Panasonic’s new way to keep cell phone reception online all the time, with more reliability and lower costs, is one of many ways solar can change the world.

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Another Ariz. Utility Tries to Kill Home Solar with $50 Monthly Fee

Phoenix utility SRP has approved a monthly “demand fee” that will cost owners of home solar systems $50 a month. Solar firms intend to sue to stop the fee.

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Google Invests Another $300M to Help SolarCity Spread the Solar Boom

The latest investment by the internet giant in the solar giant will expand the solar boom by about 25,000 new solar homes and 500 MW of new solar capacity.

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RE-volv Continues to Grow its Solar Seed Fund

The nonprofit that aims to bring solar to other nonprofits has reached a new milestone in creating a self-sustaining fund to seed more solar installations

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Going Solar is the 21st Century Family Home Project

This is the story of how, even in the backyard of the oil shale boom, one family decided that going solar was a powerful statement of care for the planet.

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Now You Can Check Your Solar Panels’ Performance on Your Phone

A mobile app developed by the Pecan Street research group in Texas gives immediate alerts to owners of solar panels when they’re not performing their best.

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Can Utilities Evolve to Meet Customers’ Demand for Greener, Smarter Energy?

The 10th annual Energy Pulse from the Shelton Group details the coming revolution in the energy business, and how utilities are struggling to prepare.

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