Garrett Hering

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8 of the Smartest Smart Grid Projects in the US

From Sacramento to Long Island, these eight smart grid projects highlight where utilities and governments are working together for a more-efficient future.
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In 2015, the Smart Grid Will Face New Threats and Make More Progress

Two new reports, one from analyst firm Navigant, and one from the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, detail what 2015 may hold for the smart grid.
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8 Solar Predictions for 2015

From a shift from solar leases to solar loans to ongoing battles between utilities and the solar industry, 2015 is sure to be a big year for the solar business.
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How the Electric Grid Could Handle a Huge Increase in Solar Power

Futurist and author Ray Kurzweil has theorized that solar power could cover all of the world’s electricity needs by the year 2031 if the PV market continues on its decades-long ...
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SoCal Edison Backs Energy Storage in a Big Way with New Contracts

Included in a huge batch of new contracts from the Calif. utility are contracts for over 600 MW of energy storage, a move that may prove to be game-changing.
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Dropping Solar Costs Help SunEdison Expand Rural Solar to India, Africa

India was just the start – SunEdison expands its 'Eradication of Darkness' rural solar program into Africa, Middle East and even Europe
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California Backs Some West-Facing Solar Panels to Meet Peak Demand

California has added a limited incentive for west-facing solar panels — but it is more about meeting peak demand than getting the most energy from the sun.
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Napa Solar Panels Stood Up to Biggest Earthquake in 25 Years

When Northern California’s largest earthquake in 25 years rocked Napa County and surrounding areas in the wee hours of last Sunday morning, it was a real-world seismic resiliency test for ...
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The Big US Banks See an Even Bigger Solar Boom Coming

Thanks to steadily improving economics and widespread government support, global demand for solar power will continue to surge over the next three years, led by China, Japan, the United States ...
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How the World’s Top Solar Countries Grew Their Markets

Solar electricity should reach 1 percent of global electricity demand for the first time ever in 2014, forecasts a new report by the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power System Programme...
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