Garrett Hering

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APS’s Proposed Home Solar Program Has ‘Trojan Horse Smell,’ Says SEIA

Arizona Public Service (APS), the state’s largest electric utility, last week stirred controversy in the solar industry by proposing a new utility-owned residential solar program with the aim of ...
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Off-Grid and On-Grid Solar Herald the Dawn of Mexico’s Solar Boom

Situated on a serene sun-drenched stretch of perfect white-sand beach and warm turquoise Caribbean waters, the eco-resort town of Tulum, on the east-facing shores of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, was ...
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Solar Innovations: Mobile Solar Systems, Cleaner Thin-Films & More

Highlights for solar innovations and new solar technologies in June featured research findings on a cleaner alternative coating material for cadmium-telluride thin film cells, the production launch of...
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Solar Innovations: New Solar Fabrics, CIGS Thin-Film Efficiency Boost, and More

The past month featured several noteworthy technological solar  innovations, including sunlight conversion efficiency gains for both crystalline and thin film solar cells, and a new prototype module ...
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Nationwide Home Energy Efficiency Policy Blitz Hits at Every Level

An array of new state, local and federal energy efficiency efforts launched this month are targeting billions of dollars of energy savings across the country through strengthened building codes and ...
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NREL Launches Two Projects to Expand Solar Financing Opportunities

On the sidelines of a recent event focused on energy technology innovation, Dan Arvizu, director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), called for more financial innovation in solar ...
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Is SEPA’s Top Solar Utilities Ranking a List of Solar Friends or Foes?

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) this month published its updated annual ranking of top solar utilities — which it calls “utility solar leaders” — the emergence of which brings ...
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Solar Innovations: Super-Efficient Modules, Quantum Dots, Agave & More

This month’s roundup of solar innovations and breakthroughs in solar technology explores advances as complex as luminescent concentrators equipped with quantum dots and high-efficiency, stacked ...
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Xcel Invests in Big Solar in Colorado — at Home Solar’s Expense?

If you’ve been following Xcel Energy’s ongoing efforts to slash rooftop solar incentives in Colorado, you may think the Centennial State’s largest utility is simply anti-solar. After...
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Solar Innovation: Two Big Steps Forward for Solar Efficiency Rates

Editor’s note: This is the latest in our monthly series on innovations in solar technology, as well as how and when — if ever — these new developments will shape ...
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