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Hero Worship of a Corporate Welfare King - Elon Musk

June 2, 2015 by Rod Adams

Government Subsidies and Clean Energy

Musk has been an enormous beneficiary of government largess and some of his enterprises would close their doors tomorrow if the subsidy spigot that supports them was turned down even a little bit.[read more]

Solar City Launches Microgrid Product with Energy Storage

March 17, 2015 by Jared Anderson

Solar City, Microgrids, and Storage

US solar giant SolarCity recently announced the launch of a microgrid product with built in energy storage capability. SolarCity is going after the commercial market, targeting municipalities, which is a segment the company views as underserved.[read more]

What Are the Best Solar Cities in America?

April 30, 2014 by Rosana Francescato

Best Solar Cities

Who’s the most solar of them all? When it comes to U.S. cities, more than one can lay claim to the title, depending on how you slice it. The release of a report on solar cities had several proudly proclaiming their solar contributions. The truth is, the more solar we install in our cities, the more we all win.[read more]

So You Want To Work In Solar?

April 12, 2011 by Marc Gunther

 To my surprise, I’ve become visible enough in the world of “green business” that students and young professionals  frequently approach me because they want to learn more about sustainability, corporate responsibility or clean energy. Unfortunately, I can’t take the time to speak with all of them, so we typically exchange a...[read more]

Rethinking Electricity Production: The Disruptive Smartgrid

January 24, 2011 by Christine Hertzog

The Smart Grid offers ample opportunities to introduce disruptive technologies and disruptive thinking into the electricity supply chain.  Indeed, disruptive technologies and services that enable electricity production at the point of consumption or close to the point of consumption are prime examples of how the entire value chain...[read more]

Solar City: making solar easy

October 17, 2010 by Marc Gunther

“Install solar. Save money from day one. No upfront investment. And you have a predictable forecast of what your power costs will be for the next 20 years.” That’s the selling proposition that Solar City, a Foster City, CA-based startup, offers homeowners, businesses and government interested in installing solar photovoltaic panels. It’s...[read more]


SunRun: The future looks bright

June 29, 2010 by Marc Gunther

It's been quite a month for SunRun, the San Francisco-based startup that's making it easier for people to get solar panels onto their rooftops.Last week, SunRun unveiling a $100-million financing deal with PG&E Corp., the big northern California utility, which established a fund to enable 3,500 people to go solar. (See Solar's...[read more]