Category Archives: Solar and Renewable Energy

Solar power technologies, trends and innovations.

Historic First As Renewable Energy Exceeds Nuclear Power

2007 was a technology milestone year. It was the year that Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone. 2017 may be viewed as a similar milestone year. For the first time in history, renewable energy supplied more electricity into the U.S. grid … Continue reading

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Developing A Smart and Solar Medical Building

For too many American businesses, installing their own solar system is blocked by solar killing utility tariffs. Local permitting can also be a solar killer. For many permitting departments, a solar project gains extra attention despite being proven technologically with … Continue reading

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Two Keys To Successfully Installing Commercial Solar

Installing solar on your commercial building can make a lot of money. But it can also be a nightmare. What makes developing solar power such a hit or miss process? A key determining factor is how your utility prices electricity. … Continue reading

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Four Drivers Propelling Clean Tech’s Growth

PG&E is one of our nation’s largest electric utilities. It has recently proposed retiring its nuclear power plant that began commercial operations in 1985. PG&E’s stated reasons is that this plant “no longer fits the needed generation profile of the … Continue reading

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Four Keys to Growing Clean Tech Jobs and Your Economy

The best kept secret in America is that clean tech is a mega job creator. America has approximately 563,000 electric utility work associates. California alone has created over 500,000 “advanced energy” jobs. Nationally there are over 800,000 people employed in … Continue reading

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Will California TOU Pricing Create A Consumer Revolt or Technology Revolution

California is embarking on a disruptive strategy for growing consumer adoption of smart/clean electricity technologies. Starting in 2019 the state’s three investor owned utilities, serving 80% of the state’s electricity customers, will launch Time Of Use (TOU) pricing for residential … Continue reading

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Five Technologies Driving California’s Clean IoT Electricity Strategy

California is again driving the world toward technologies that will disrupt how we live and work. This time California’s focus is on commercializing clean tech. The state is pioneering technologies to achieve a 40% reduction in climate changing emissions by … Continue reading

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