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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Conservatives Move into Colorado to Protect Home Solar Against Xcel

The conservative-led, pro-solar group is stepping up its efforts to protect home solar in Colorado against utility attacks to slash net metering benefits.
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What the SVTC’s Solar Scorecard Says About the State of Solar in 2014

The fifth annual Solar Scorecard ranks solar firms on their environmental impacts, and finds a big gap between the best companies and the rest.
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The Cost of Solar Dropped 15% in 2013, Prices Will Fall More by 2016

A new report from NREL finds that the ongoing price drops that have brought the cost of solar down by 30 percent since 2010 will continue until at least 2016.
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How Does Solar Stack Up Among the World’s Top Cleantech Companies?

For the sixth year in a row, the Cleantech Group has just published its list of the Global Cleantech 100, recongizing the most innovative for-profit firms working toward a low-carbon ...
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Home Solar Projects You Can Do with Your Kids

Over at PURE Energies — our parent company’s website — I’ve got a new post looking at how to get your kids excited about solar energy. Here’s how my post ...
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Solar and Hydro Still Lead the West for Renewables, ACORE Finds

The 12 states in the western United States are the nation's goldmine for green energy, creating two-thirds of the country's solar power, according to the latest regional report from ACORE.
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When the Electric Vehicle Boom Takes Off, Home Solar Will Too

We’re only at the beginning. It seems like this is peak boom time, but we’ve only just started. Ten years from now, the landscape will be nearly unrecognizable from today. ...
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Infographic: The Solar Revolution, in Three Acts

We spend our days digging into the many facets of the solar revolution here in the U.S., from the benefits of solar to the policies that drive the solar boom ...
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Infographic: The Top Solar Countries in the World — and How they Got There

As a companion piece to Garrett Hering’s exploration of the countries that are leading the solar revolution, we created three interactive graphics to help explain not just which countries can ...
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15 Million Solar Homes Could Provide Half of Calif.’s Energy by 2050

The Golden State is by far the largest state in the U.S. – with an estimated population of 38.3 million as of July 2013, it’s nearly 50 percent larger than ...
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