Rachel Barron

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SfunCube’s Emily Kirsch on Building a Solar Startup Haven in Oakland

The CEO of the solar startup incubator and accelerator discusses growing solar from the ground up, and how to make the solar industry more diverse.
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Sheila Davis Sheds Light on Solar’s Dirty Secrets

The director of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition explains her group’s work in getting solar companies to prove their green credentials – and step up their efforts to make solar even cleaner ...
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Luminalt’s Jeanine Cotter: How Solar Loses Without a Diverse Workforce

The CEO of the San Francisco-based solar installer explains her company’s success with putting a high priority on building a diverse workforce.
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CESA’s Janice Lin: Using Energy Storage Makes the Most of Electricity

The executive director of the Clean Energy Storage Association explains how her group is at the forefront of the energy storage revolution, and how solar and storage are like chocolate and peanut ...
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Claudia Wentworth’s Personal Charge: Bring Down the Price of Solar

The CEO of Quick Mount PV is in the midst of reimagining the entire installation process as a way to bring the price of solar down to $1 per watt or less.
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Grid Alternatives Grabs $5M to Build a More Diverse Solar Workforce

In order to boost diversity and equality in the solar workforce, SunEdison announced Friday that it is giving a $5 million contribution to Grid Alternatives.
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The Solar Foundation’s Andrea Luecke Holds the Statistical Key to Solar Jobs

When everyone is talking about the incredible growth of solar jobs in recent years, they're using the data that Luecke and her staff have painstakingly collected.
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How Erica Mackie Leads Grid Alternatives’ Push for Low-Income Solar

The CEO of Oakland, Calif.-based Grid Alternatives explains why solar for low-income families can be a life-changing experience.
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US Solar Jobs Grow at an Amazing Rate, But How Long Will it Last?

The Solar Foundation's 2014 census counted nearly 174,000 people in solar jobs — and new jobs are coming almost 20 times faster than any other sector.
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Bernadette Del Chiaro Wants to Make California Solar a Force of Nature

As the head of CALSEIA, Del Chiaro is working to push policymakers and fight back against utilities to make 2015 the best year yet for California solar.
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