Garrett Hering

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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