Opinion

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.

From the editor: Pruitt’s departure is a win for clean energy

The resignation of Scott Pruitt is welcome news to renewable energy advocates. And while his replacement is a coal lobbyist who could be more effective, the momentum of change may be the most important factor.

From the editor: Energy independence

This July 4, it is more important – and possible – than ever to gain our independence from the conventional power industry, and to a degree, the utilities.

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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.

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.

Why a utility front organization is wrong about solar incentives

Consumers Energy Alliance recently published a document alleging that 75% of the costs of residential owned solar power systems came back to the owners via incentives, tax credit and net metering included.

China may have plunged the U.S. solar market into prosperity

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Tony Clifford looks at the upside of recent Chinese policy decisions for the U.S. market.

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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.

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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.

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