Tag: power purchase agreements


Introduction: Vote Solar’s Annie Carmichael recently sat down with Stan Greschner, Director of the Single-family Affordable Solar Homes Program (SASH) at GRID Alternatives. We learned some surprising facts about who’s going solar in California. Annie Carmichael, VS: Can you tell Read more…


From cutting costs in utility bills to being a prime steward of the land, it is no secret to why solar is gaining popularity. But for churches, going solar can prove to be much more valuable. Like all other non-profits, Read more…


How do we know when solar becomes a mainstream energy source? One tipoff: when mainstream energy companies get serious about solar. For example, take NRG, a Fortune 250 wholesale energy generator with about 26 GW of capacity in its


Recent solar industry bankruptcies like Solyndra and Evergreen Solar have some questioning government support for solar and the future of the solar industry as a whole.  Closer examination reveals though that the opportunities in the solar industry are not one Read more…


For those who love everything green simply because it’s green, solar power has always seemed like an obvious choice, but selling solar power takes strategy with most clients, just like selling anything else. Here are seven strategies to kick start your solar sales, marketing, and communications for solar success.


I’ve been researching going off the grid and looking into home solar systems. I’d love to get one for free, like this lucky Richmond mom. But somehow, my lucky stars aren’t aligned on this one. The two main questions you Read more…


The solar industry is gaining steam in both Asia and the U.S. This week, two large deals were signed that signal strategic growth for the solar energy industry. Suntech, the world’s largest producer of solar panels entered into an agreement Read more…


Wind power can now supply 10 million American homes, says a new report by the American Wind Power Association. The organization says the industry installed 1,100 MW of new wind power capacity in the first quarter of 2011 and entered Read more…


It recently became official news that solar power is cheaper than electricity from gas-fired power plants. I asked myself: if natural gas is below grid parity and solar is cheaper than gas, doesn’t that mean that solar is also below Read more…


Deere & Co., (NYSE: DE) the parent company of John Deere, said last week it would be selling off its energy division. Deere said it will sell its wind power division, called John Deere Renewables, including all of its farms Read more…


Southern California Edison has had a voluntary Renewable Standard Offer Program for the past several years–a fixed-price offer to buy renewable energy from systems under 20 MW in size, with the price set at the Market Price Referent (MPR). It’s Read more…


Ormat Technologies, Inc., announced today that its Israeli subsidiary, Ormat Systems Ltd., has signed a Joint Venture Agreement (“JVA”) with Sunday Energy Ltd. (“Sunday”), an Israeli solar integration company, to construct and operate solar-photovoltaic (“PV”) energy systems in Israel with Read more…

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