Acting on racial injustice is our collective responsibility

In this op-ed for pv magazine, GRID Alternatives’ Erica Mackie argues that a recent high-profile racial harassment suit is indicative of larger problems, and that the solar industry is not immune to the structural racism within American society.

Setting the stage for solar + storage

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Camron Barati explores the trend towards what increasing state-level renewable power and storage targets mean for the U.S. market. The company projects 73 GW of solar PV systems will be installed in the United States from 2018 to 2022.

Vintage hiring and training solutions for a better solar workforce

In this op-ed for pv magazine, The Solar Foundation’s Chris Walker explores issues of aligning solar training programs with workforce needs.

Michigan could create 69,000 job-years on a path to 30% renewables by 2027

Adding solar and wind would yield 1600 direct job-years per gigawatt in construction, 1200 direct job-years per gigawatt in O&M, and many more indirect and induced job-years.

With more solar and wind, North America’s grid is getting more reliable

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Will Driscoll examines the findings of a NERC report which show that the reliability factor known as frequency response—once seen as potentially challenged by added solar and wind power—is improving.

Seven U.S. cities to power municipal operations with renewables

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Will Driscoll outlines the plans of several large U.S. cities to power government buildings entirely with renewable energy.

Lobbying blitz by FirstEnergy as Trump mulled bailouts for coal and nuke plants

This article by Energy and Policy Institute looks into the activity of Washington DC’s top-earning law firm in lobbying the Trump Administration to secure the bailouts that are currently being attempted.


Michigan integrated resource plans pivotal to hold utilities accountable after clean energy compromise

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Matt Kasper of Energy and Policy Institute lays out the five things to look for in upcoming filings.

35 to 70 GW of solar + wind could power a long-distance electric truck fleet

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Will Driscoll explains how electric freight trucks could gradually displace diesel-fueled trucks, presenting an opportunity for solar farms (and wind farms) to power them.


Why big bets on transmission and distribution infrastructure are no longer necessary

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Taylor Sloane of Fluence outlines how system planners can use energy storage to predict load growth when developing transmission and distribution infrastructure.

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