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‘Solar Super Bowl’ Highlights Importance of Renewable Energy
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No matter who you’re rooting for in this weekend’s Super Bowl, solar energy is going to come out on the winning side. For the fourth time in just three years, a major professional sports championship will be decided on Sunday by teams which have invested significantly in clean, dependable solar energy, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis

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Efficiency Is Not Effectiveness: How the Cost Reduction Race Hurts the Value of Solar
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Australia boasts solar installations on at least 1.2 million homes and has on of the highest amount of installed residential solar per-capita in the world. According to recent figures, a new household PV system was installed every 2.8 minutes in 2014.

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Listen Up: Ten Predictions for Rooftop Solar in 2015
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We're in the middle of winter. But pretty soon the rain will stop, the snow will melt, the home and garden shows will gear up and solar customers will start to plan their investments for the year. At the same time, solar companies of all sizes will remind their customers that the tax credits are going away and they better "buy now" to lock in pricing at these low rates.

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Can Utility Regulators Provide Leadership on Distributed Renewable Energy?
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If you’re like most renewable energy advocates that have interacted with a Public Utilities Commission, you probably don’t think they’re a repository of progressive policy toward distributed renewable energy.* In general, you’re right. But it’s worth sharing a few, promising examples of Public Utilities Commissions around the U.S. that are actually

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NRG Energy to Build Community Solar Projects in Colorado
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NRG Energy Inc. will finance and build one of the nation’s largest community solar networks in Colorado as part of the company’s push into renewable energy.

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Distributed Bulk Storage: Is This the New Shape of the Grid?
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Central versus distributed storage has been an ongoing debate. Each has its pros and cons. There are instances where the advantage of one over the other is obvious — such as central bulk storage at geological sites where caverns or water reservoirs with different elevations are almost readily available. The real question is: which one would the mar

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Demand Response: A Valuable Tool that Can Help California Realize its Clean Energy Po
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A tool only has value if it’s used. For example, you could be the sort of person who’s set a goal of wanting to exercise more. If someone gives you a nifty little Fitbit to help you do that, and you never open the box, how useful, then, is this little device? The same is true about smart energy management solutions: good tools exist, but whether it’s calories or energy use that you want to cut, at some point those helpful devices need to be unpacked.

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Solar Outlook 2015: Still Growing, But No Longer Energy’s Young Kid
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As journalists we tend to be on high alert for danger signs. Based on what we write, readers might be under the impression that trouble is brewing for solar. Florida killed its rebate! Wisconsin is taxing solar! The federal investment tax credit is shrinking!

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Climate Change: The Need for a More Consistent Baseline and Immediate Action
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The UN climate conference in Lima set the stage for Paris in 2015. Next year’s accord is to provide a working, albeit not a final, answer to the question: Is it possible to keep global warming at or below the 2 degree Celsius limit? This limit is considered the boundary beyond which the negative climatic, economic and social consequences of climate change are thought to become intolerably severe and potentially irreversible.

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Brazilian Bank Raises $408 Million for Renewable Energy and Water Projects
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The Brazilian bank Itau Unibanco Holding SA raised 1.05 billion reais ($408 million) to finance renewable energy and water treatment projects.

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