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

How North Carolina Solar Succeeded — and How Other States Can Too

Thanks to a strong policies and a value chain made up of local investors, developers and component manufacturers, North Carolina solar is a success story. Yet if the state is ...
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Now You Can Check Your Solar Panels’ Performance on Your Phone

A mobile app developed by the Pecan Street research group in Texas gives immediate alerts to owners of solar panels when they're not performing their best.
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How the Solar Industry is Coming Together to Expand Community Solar

The Solar Electric Power Association is leading a new program with partners across the solar industry to open the doors for more community solar projects.
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SoCal Edison Launches the US’ Biggest Smart EV Charging Pilot Program

The utility is partnering with Greenlots on an open platform to help EV drivers and utilities work together on demand response and smart EV charging.
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Solar Industry Heavyweights Step in to Standardize Solar Financing

SolarCity, Sunrun and others are picking up the reins of an effort to make PPAs, leases and solar financing in general as straightforward as possible.
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What Makes Consumers Recognize the Benefits of the Smart Grid?

The 2015 State of the Consumer report finds that some utilities are succeeding in getting their customers to save energy and money with smart grid programs.
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Homes with Solar Panels Are Worth More Money

In case you hadn't been convinced before, the latest study from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab confirms it: Solar panels add value to your home.
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NREL Weighs In on Solar Leases vs. Solar Ownership

You can't lose by going solar: Owning your home solar system outright offers benefits, according to NREL — but there are also advantages to solar leases.
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Energy Storage Systems Will Grow Exponentially in the Next 10 Years

A new report from Navigant Research expects that energy storage -- from home solar to utility-scale systems -- will grow by more than 3600 percent by 2024.
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2015 is UN’s ‘Year of Light’ — What Role Will Solar Play?

UNESCO and partners will make 2015 a year-long celebration of light, and one of its key partners says the year will offer solar plenty of chances to shine.
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