(Today’s post is co-authored with Alex Chun, who just received his MBA at Haas and is an alumnus of our Cleantech to Market class. Alex is the Business Intelligence Manager … Continue Reading A Deeper Look into the Fragmented Residential Solar Market
California leads the nation in residential solar photovoltaic installations. In fact, nearly half of all systems installed have been in the Golden State. So why is California the leader? Sure, … Continue Reading What Put California at the Top of Residential Solar?
Sometimes, we write blog posts that pose rhetorical questions in the title. This time, I have real questions. I lay out several possible answers below and would love input from … Continue Reading Why Did Apple Pay so Much for 130 MW of Solar? Is Google Part of the Answer?
I have seen a number of blog posts, panel discussions and news articles that extol the idea of energy leapfrogging. A recent Business Week column on India described, “leapfrogging the … Continue Reading Why the Phrase “Energy Leapfrogging” Is Misleading
The power grid is getting greener. The graph below summarizes EIA projections of U.S. non-hydro electricity generation under different assumptions about greenhouse gas regulations, fuel prices, and technology costs: Source: … Continue Reading Renewable integration challenges create demand response opportunities
NPR ran a story a couple months ago about a seemingly clever device. It’s called the Soccket. The name – and the device – combines soccer with electricity. The Soccket … Continue Reading Identifying the Best Ways to Increase Energy Access
The fights over net energy metering have gotten loud and heated. For those of you who have missed the drama, here, in a nutshell, is what “net metering” means. Say … Continue Reading Why Aren’t We Talking About Net Energy Metering for LEDs?