Scott Thill

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What Are America’s Best Solar Cities?

While California boasts the biggest solar cities in the States, some of the other leaders from this new report are big surprises.
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What Would It Take to Bring Los Angeles Solar Into the Mainstream?

Researchers at UCLA have some ideas for using Los Angeles solar to eliminate the county's reliance on coal-fired energy and create new economic opportunities.
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Will Apple’s Massive Buy-In Grow Companies’ Solar Commitments?

Sure, the world's most valuable company just dropped almost a billion dollars on solar energy — but will it mark a new day for other solar commitments?
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Grading 10 Companies’ Commitments to Solar

From Apple to Walmart, some of the world's biggest companies are making big (and not so big) commitments to solar. Here's how they stack up.
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California’s Solar Boom Puts PG&E at the Top of the Solar Utility Heap

The utility company announced it just finished its 150,000th solar installation -- and says it's connecting 4,000 new solar customers every month.
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Why Arizona Utilities’ New Solar Taxes are A Bad Idea for Everyone

Two more Arizona utilities plan to raise solar taxes on ratepayers -- a move revealing the state's shady politics and a serious lack of long-term planning.
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What’s the Problem with Louisiana Solar Incentives?

More accurately, we should ask what is the problem with the people who are attacking Louisiana solar incentives...
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The SolarCity Microgrid Service Moves It More Into Utility Business

GridLogic, the new SolarCity microgrid service, gives customers a way to be free of the electric grid during an emergency -- or forever.
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6 Steps that Will Bring Energy Storage into Prime Time

A new report from IREC finds that regulations for energy storage are slowing adoption even more than the state of technology -- and offers ideas to fix it.
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First Solar and SunPower’s New Solar YieldCo is Like a Solar Justice League

Combine 432 megawatts of solar assets, industry expertise and contracts with Apple and Google, and this is a solar yieldco with power to go the distance.
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