Kristine Wong

Kristine Wong

Kristine Wong is a multimedia journalist who reports on energy, the environment, sustainable business, and food. Her work has been featured in The Guardian (UK / US), The Huffington Post, GreenBiz, and other publications. Before becoming a journalist, she worked in community-based environmental and public health organizations for more than 10 years as a researcher and community organizer. She has degrees in natural resources and journalism from U.C. Berkeley and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington. Follow her on Twitter @wongkxt.

Kristine's articles

Test Drive Solar Panels with Sunmetrix’s Solar Savings Tool

A DOE-funded startup wants to help homeowners learn how much they’ll save from home solar by offering the chance to test drive solar panels before they buy.
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Window Street Financial Aims to Let the Fresh Air in for Solar Financing

The UC Berkeley-based startup wants to ‘eliminate the wall in Wall Street’ and make solar financing a place where customers know – and like – their lenders.
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Colorado Community Solar Expands to Reach Low-Income Families

The utility Grand Valley Power is working with Grid Alternatives on the first community solar farm to help low-income families save money on their electric bills.
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Home Energy Monitoring Pilot Helps Utility Customers Cut Energy Use 7%

A brief pilot program run by PG&E; in California using Bidgely’s home energy monitoring tools found surprising ways in which customers cut their energy use.
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Historic Solar Homes: Not as Difficult as You Might Think

It may seem impossible to bring protected historic homes into the solar age, but by following existing guidelines and taking some precautions, creating historic solar homes is possible.
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A Historic Home Goes Solar in Richmond, Calif.

Historic homes aren’t usually the best candidates for a 21st century makeover. Yet outfitting it with solar is one update that’s been able to happen—and preserve its official designation. ...
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Solarize South Carolina Campaign Aims to Rev Up SC’s Home Solar Industry

The latest region to have embraced the Solarize model, Solarize South Carolina aims to triple home solar around Charleston in the next 18 months.
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Grid Alternatives Brings Smart Solar Financing Option to Low-Income Homeowners

In a groundbreaking program, the nonprofit solar installer will pay for a solar lease so it can access incentives and spread solar to more low-income areas.
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A Tale of Two States: North Carolina Solar vs. South Carolina Solar

What makes North Carolina a solar superstar, while its southern neighbor has only just plugged in to the solar boom? The answers are obvious and surprising.
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CPS Energy’s San Antonio Solar Program: How a Utility Wins By Going Solar

The Texas utility has grown the San Antonio solar industry by committing to grow solar that's locally made — and has added 2,600 jobs to the economy at the same time.
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