> Articles by: Garrett Hering
What is the State of the Market for Home Solar Energy Storage?
We’re just a quarter of the way through 2014, but this year clearly is shaping up as the year of home energy storage. The past few weeks alone have featured ...
LED Light Bulb Prices Hit New Lows as More Energy-Efficient Models Arrive
*Last Modified: June 6th, 2014 Shopping at Home Depot this week, I was pleased to discover on Aisle 36 that both Philips and Cree just slashed several LED light bulb ...
Solar Innovation, Feb. 2014: Nano-pillars, high-efficiency thin films & more
Solar innovation, February 2014: High-efficiency thin films, nano-pillars and the PID box This month’s roundup of leading solar innovations and breakthroughs in solar technology explores improving ...
Small-Scale Solar Can Play a Big Role in Reaching 100% Renewable Energy
When it comes to considering the future of renewable energy in the United States, why go halfway? A new study by Stanford University scientists goes all the way, envisioning 100 ...
Solar to the Rescue: Report Says Solar with Storage Can Save Lives
Last summer, a prolonged heat wave knocked out power for 3.8 million people in Maryland, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia for up to eight days. With electric air-conditioners idled, thirty-two ...
By Every Measure, the Golden State Dominates U.S. Solar Job Market
Despite numerous high-profile closures of solar panel manufacturing plants in the United States in recent years — including, most recently, Sharp Corp.’s decision to shutter its ...
Small-Scale Solar Has a Big Role to Play in the U.S. Energy Revolution
For all the talk in recent years about Germany’s Energiewende — the Teutonic moniker for that country’s bold bid to replace its aging nuclear reactor fleet with renewables and ...
Solar Innovation, January 2014: Solar Orb, Heated Solar Panels & More
[Editor’s note: This is the first in a monthly roundup of the leading edge of solar innovation and breakthroughs in solar technology. We present these selected findings — which come ...
Ford Moves Beyond the Driveway with MyEnergi Smart, Solar Home Tech
About a hundred years ago, Ford Motor Co. helped kill the first generation of electric cars when Henry Ford introduced his mass-produced, affordable, petrol-powered Model T. Within just a few ...
California Regulator Sets Tone for Net Metering Battle in 2014
In a frank and ominous farewell message delivered at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) last week, Commissioner Mark Ferron called on his fellow commissioners to resist mounting ...