Guest Post

Sustaining the future of indoor vertical farming with microgrids

Schneider Electric’s Don Wingate discusses how microgrids can help the indoor vertical farming movement realize its full potential.

What options will emerge to replace tax equity financing for solar?

With the scope of global turmoil caused by Covid-19, tax equity, the predominant vehicle for solar project financing will slow down considerably. What options will arise to replace tax equity, and how will they shape the different branches of development?

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Assessing the sustainability of existing photovoltaic technologies

Solar PV technologies are expected to play a massive role in the world’s battle against climate change; headed for a global deployment of 7.5 TW by the year 2050. However, a number of PV chemistries exist in the market and PV modules get better in performance and durability by the year. This analysis looks at various PV technologies and develops a technological and ecological rationale for the best PV technology mix to combat global warming

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Americans want renewables and are willing to pay for them

U.S. renewable energy use has grown significantly in the last decade, yet data from a new survey suggests many Americans may not fully understand the importance of solar and wind.

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Is California trying to kill the community-scale generation market?

The community-scale market segment has been plagued by ongoing policy neglect, and otherwise poor policy choices. Will policymakers heed the track record of demonstrated failure and finally create new programs that address previous problems?

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A solar racking system that’s easier to install from Jurchen Technologies

Jurchen Technology’s response to traditional solar module racking, the PEG, reduces the racking material needed, while cost-effectively simplifying the installation process and maximizing land utilization.

Patterns are emerging in community solar subscriptions: how does your offer compare?

David Ganske, founder of DG+Design finds that when it comes to community solar, buyers are more educated than ever before and won’t settle for unreasonable terms, especially when the status quo of staying with their existing utility provider is so easy.

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The Hawaii Solarcoaster got back on track in 2019 after two lackluster years

Solar industry veteran Marco Mangelsdorf of ProVision Solar, headquarted in Hilo, Hawaii, compiles the solar permit data for the last few years and finds some cause for hope in Hawaii’s volatile solar market. Marco has the numbers.

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SunCast Episode 219: An Inconvenient Truth, Installation Quality Roundtable Royale! [SPI 2019]

For this flashback episode of SunCast, Nico does a deep dive on installations with Aaron Adams, Dean Solon, Ben Macias and Brandon Mathis

SunCast Episode 217: German market strategies for the US solar market with Gordon Baier of GoSolar

In a another special taped at SPI 2019, Nico sits down with Gordon Baier of GoSolar to discuss the use of German solar market strategies successfully in the United States.

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