Community Power Gains Momentum

July 11, 2011 by Rosana Francescato

You may or may not have noticed, but a grassroots movement in community power is picking up speed around the country. What's community power, you may ask, and why does it matter?The community power movement aims to decentralize electricity generation, which provides benefits to communities beyond local, clean, and more...[read more]

Video: U.S. Solar Industry Business Model Innovations

May 25, 2011 by Silvio Marcacci

Forbes Environment Editor Todd Woody says the U.S. solar industry has been changing its business models to remain competitive with foreign firms in a down economy. In this interview, he discusses their strategies and analyzes how they're working.[read more]

Debate: American Energy Innovators

May 20, 2011 by Silvio Marcacci

energyNOW! anchor Thalia Assuras joins Frank Sesno, creator and host of Planet Forward, a website and television show dedicated to clean energy and sustainability. They highlight Planet Forward’s recent nationwide contest to identify and promote America’s top energy innovators. The contest’s winner, Sungevity founder Danny Kennedy, also joins the discussion to talk about his company’s solar leasing program.[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]

(Solar) power to the people

October 9, 2009 by Marc Gunther

Some things have changed since Danny Kennedy left Greenpeace to become president of Sungevity, a startup company that sells rooftop solar power to homeowners. Others have not. Kennedy now talks easily about ROI and IRR – that’s return on investment and internal rate of return, for the corporate-impaired – and he says tbuying solar panels...[read more]