Matthew Wheeland

Matthew Wheeland

Matthew Wheeland is the editor of SolarEnergy.net. He has been an environmental journalist for nearly 15 years, covering everything from farming to green chemistry to corporate sustainability. Follow him on Twitter @MattWheeland.

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RE-volv Continues to Grow its Solar Seed Fund

The nonprofit that aims to bring solar to other nonprofits has reached a new milestone in creating a self-sustaining fund to seed more solar installations
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The Bigger Picture Behind One Utility’s LED Lightbulb Giveaway

Alameda Municipal Power is mailing 60,000 LED lightbulbs to city residents, offering a glimpse at the future of clean energy in California and elsewhere.
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Other Avenues and RE-Volv Take Solar Financing to the Next Level

A new crowdfunding project for a rooftop solar system atop a San Francisco food co-op may just be the first step toward solar financing on a much bigger scale.
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This Friday, Take a Moment to Shout Out for Solar!

For the SEIA's 41st birthday, the solar advocacy group is launching its second annual Shout Out for Solar Day, urging the masses to spread the solar word.
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What Do ‘the Masses’ Think About the Future of Solar?

A new consumer survey from HarrisPoll takes the pulse of how support for solar varies among people of different age groups, political beliefs and urban/rural locations.
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2015 Starts Off Strong for Electric Vehicles and Fuel-Cells

From hot new electric vehicles on display at CES to Toyota's push to grow the fuel-cell market, 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for clean cars.
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The 14 Biggest Solar News Stories We Published in 2014

These 14 stories showcase the biggest trends in home solar, interesting new angles on the state of solar in North America and snapshots of the future of solar.
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What Does Trina Solar’s Carbon Footprint Say About the Industry?

Trina has become the latest solar company to get a carbon footprint of its modules. Does this show the industry is getting more sustainable?
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When TUSK Comes to Town

Launched in Arizona in 2013, conservative pro-solar group TUSK has since expanded to nearly a dozen other red and purple states where solar is under attack.
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Arizona Solar Takes Another Hit as Salt River Project Seeks Fees

Another utility is hoping to levy a huge fee on Arizona solar customers as the Salt River Project proposes a $50 per month solar charge in Phoenix.
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