I found yesterday’s NY Times article on the shifting politics of renewable energy morbidly fascinating on both a political and economic level. Basically the article pieces together anecdotes of odd-couple … Continue Reading The Politics of Renewable Energy
Imagine walking into your supermarket with a bag of zucchini from your garden and saying that you’d like to trade them straight up for an equal quantity of zucchini next … Continue Reading Rate design wars are the sound of utilities taking residential PV seriously
Last week, the Washington Post reported that solar panels are being installed on the White House roof. Or, more accurately, re-installed. Jimmy Carter installed a solar thermal system on this roof … Continue Reading Solar panels (and energy efficiency) at the White House
Nearly all the money has been spent, and the California Solar Initiative is winding down. The direct CSI subsidy for installing PV panels on your house, which started at $2.50 … Continue Reading The California Solar Initiative is ending. What has it left behind?
Several weeks ago I blogged about a solar quote my family received. The quote suggested that we could spend $12,400 to save $39,500 on our future electricity bills. My post … Continue Reading Marketing Solar, Part Two
Last month, my husband opened the door to a solicitor from a solar company and eventually agreed to let the polite young gentleman on our porch order a quote for … Continue Reading Marketing Solar: Bring in Elizabeth Warren?
Last week’s op-ed by the seemingly unlikely duo of David Crane (CEO of NRG) and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., repeats a point highlighted in several places recently about the degree … Continue Reading Solar Panels, or Low Permitting Costs, for Every Home?