Opinion

Florida municipal utilities should look to Florida Power & Light for guidance

Daren Goldin, CEO of Goldin Solar, describes the flaws in reasoning behind fixed-rate increase proposals and suggests that utilities instead focus on creating value for customers and exploring business models to benefit customers and their bottom lines.

The future of the solar-plus-storage industry will look like the air conditioning business

The solar industry will evolve from component brands to system brands and service, according to Barry Cinnamon in this industry perspective.

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The business case for gender equality in solar

Despite the growth and success of solar generation, the industry is still operating in an antiquated way when it comes to its workforce, according to Lara Anton of Samuel Knight International. Women are still severely underrepresented in the sector, even though studies prove it’s smart business to have a diverse workplace.

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Can New York build renewables fast enough to comply with renewable targets? Not without reform.

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Skylar Drennen of Energy Ventures Analysis assess the neccessary steps for New York to reach its renewable energy goals, as well as what Article 10 of laws of 2011 means for development.

MIT responds: batteries are critical to the future electric grid, but they have their limits

Recognizing their critical role in the future grid, MIT still sees limits to batteries in an intermittent renewable-dominated power sector. In this op-ed, John Reilly, co-director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, explains why.

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Solar potential in most of the U.S. is greater than it appears

In this op-ed, journalist William Driscoll notes that land across the U.S. generally has at least 70% of the solar potential of land in the desert Southwest, according to data from a federal map. Yet that map needs a different color scheme to better reflect the data, he says.

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California load-serving entities experience increasing challenges in procuring resource adequacy capacity

In this op-ed for pv magazine , Seth Hilton of Stoel Rives LLP dives into the difficulties California is having meeting its resource adequacy obligations.

Corporate solar purchase agreements could yield a fixed rate of return

In this op-ed, journalist William Driscoll proposes that corporations could earn a fixed rate of return from a corporate solar purchase, at reduced risk, if a financial firm offered a new type of solar purchase agreement.

In the future there will be batteries, lots of batteries

The world is witnessing a global shift. A shift to clean mobility, to renewable energy. And this is where batteries come in.

Utility barriers to rooftop solar in Georgia

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Cesar Prieto and Seth Gunning of Creative Solar USA explore the barriers to rooftop solar put up by utilities in Georgia, a state with top-15 solar capacity, but a lagging residential market.

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