Opinion

Freedom photons because solar power is July 4

Solar power represents the idea of individualism within a broader society unlike few others things, and this is one reason it polls so high, sells so much, and will dominate our future energy ecosystems while shaping our political systems.

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From the editor: Mandates or open markets?

There is a stark partisan division over clean/renewable energy mandates in the United States. Are they necessary to achieve rapid decarbonization?

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Tom Fanning defends Southern Company’s low- to no-carbon goal in misleading interview

In this op-ed, Energy and Policy Institute looks at fact versus fiction in Southern CEO Tom Fanning’s public statements about the power company’s “low- to no-carbon” goals.

State regulators: The next lobbying front in the solar revolution

In this op-ed for pv magazine Tony Clifford explains the key role that state public service commissions have in shaping policy for solar, and why it is necessary for the solar industry to have an effective presence there.

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From the editor: SEIA’s solar+ plan falls short on ambition

The organization’s “ambitious goal” of solar supplying 20% of the nation’s electricity in 2030 looks more like a forecast, and vision for rapid decarbonization is coming from the climate movement and the American Left, not SEIA.

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Quality and profit are not mutually exclusive

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Vivint Solar CEO David Bywater discusses the commitment needed by solar installers to think of quality and profits in an ‘and’ relationship, rather than an ‘or’ one.

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You can’t kill the solar industry — and all attempts just make us stronger

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Tony Clifford of Standard Solar highlights the indomitable spirit of the solar industry, passing and thriving in the face of all hurdles with Olympic effectivity.

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Bifacial adoption and uncertainty: A call to action

In this op-ed for pv magazine, PVEL CEO Jenya Meydbray looks at challenges in the process of adopting new technologies as they relate to the deployment of bifacial modules.

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Coming together to resolve tensions in capacity markets

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Dick Brooks of Reliable Energy Analytics takes a look at transmission capacity constraints, and tools grid operators can use to deal with new problems arising from the pressure on these resources.

From the editor: Entergy’s New Orleans gas plant shows our regulatory model is failing

The approval of a gas plant for which Entergy hired actors to fake support is just the latest demonstration of the failure of government bodies to meaningfully regulate utilities, a failure which is playing out across the nation.

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