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Six Reasons To Go Solar

July 29th, 2014 | by Sponsored Content

The sun is finally shining on solar energy. In the last few years, more and more households and establishments have [&hellip


Go Carbon Neutral (or Better) with Pear Energy: CEO Interview Series

March 20th, 2013 | by Scott Cooney

Businesses and families looking to cut their carbon emissions have a lot of options these days. One inexpensive and extremely effective way to cut carbon emissions and help fight climate change is to offset your company or household footprint with carbon offsets. Pear Energy is a company that provides carbon offsets for businesses and homes. For the cost of a couple of cups of coffee a week, most businesses can go carbon neutral with Pear Energy and help the company drive investment on a large scale into new renewable energy projects.


Helping the Environment With Business Upgrades

August 24th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

With the increased focus on climate change and other environmental problems, more and more people are interested in doing what they can to reduce their impacts on the environment. Companies are focusing on being as green as possible


Mexico’s Solar Energy Investment and Capacity Doubles

June 20th, 2012 | by Veronica French

According to solar and wind systems producer, Conermex, Mexico will reach a total of 12 MW of electricity generated by solar energy by the end of 2012, doubling its current potential. Mexico currently has 6 MW of solar energy capacity installed, but with a growth spurt in investments and new projects, Mexico will reach 12 MW of solar-powered electricity by the end of the year


Cheap Pay-As-You Go Solar for Developing Countries

June 14th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

When you switch on a light- you have power! Quite literally. The power to connect, to use modern technology, listen to music, run advance cooking appliances. But the same power also ends itself to some very basic needs like plain and simple light- to read, study, cook. More than half a billion in sub-saharain Africa lack grid power and spend more on fuel than most developed nations in terms of salary percentages. The issue with renewables: upfront costs and Eight19 is solving this problem through an innovative pay-as-you-go solar


OpenEI: Open Energy Information for Entrepreneurs, Scientists, and Community

May 31st, 2012 | by Graham Hill

Open Energy Information (OpenEI) is a knowledge sharing online community dedicated to connecting people with the latest information and data on energy resources from around the world. By providing access to energy-related information via geographic discovery, unique visualizations, and topic-oriented gateways, OpenEI can help you find the answers you need to make better, more informed decisions


Bill Gates Never Ran an Energy Company

April 15th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

Last year, Bill Gates noted in an interview with Alan Murray of the Wall Street Journal that technologies like solar photovoltaics and LED lights were "cute" but could never deal with the bigger issue of climate change and powering the developing world. And, this week, writer Marc Gunther wrote in his postthat "Germany, once the world's leading market for solar power, is pulling back its subsidies. Q Cells, once the world's largest solar company, just went bankrupt.' This isn't happy news." So, I am writing to point out three things


Can A Landfill Generate Renewable Energy in its Afterlife?

April 4th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

Landfills are eyesores but they present a harsh reality of our wasteful ways. Even though we all are recycling like never before, what happens to all those acres of land that are now- landfills. I came across a great video that talks about how landfill owners are now installing solar panels on the acres of barren land devoid of trees


Sun Devils Live Up to Their Name: ASU is First Higher-Ed Campus With 10 MW Solar Capacity

September 7th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

The Sun Devils surely started the season right this year but in even better news, Arizona State University (ASU) has become the only higher education institution in the United States to have a solar-energy capacity exceeding 10 megawatts (MW). This is enough energy to power 2,500 Arizona homes and represents roughly 20 percent of ASU’s peak load, reducing the university's carbon footprint between 5 to 10 percent


Learning the Wrong Lessons from the Solyndra Bankruptcy

September 1st, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

This article written by Aaron Fown was resposted from CleanTehnica, our sister site. Solyndra’s recent failure to thrive, despite half a billion dollars in federal loan guarantees and strong growth this year, could be taken as a lesson in the failure of government investment in clean energy technology. But it was, in fact, an example of a stunning success of this strategy. Unfortunately, it wasn’t our success. It was China’s


Clean Solar Energy Offers Promising Small Business Opportunities

August 24th, 2011 | by Glenn Croston

Our overall economy seems stuck in slow motion, particularly old industries like construction and real estate. Many are taking control of their lives though and starting businesses in new areas that are prospering even as old fields flounder. Green industries like solar energy are an excellent option for many reasons. Starting a solar installer business is one business opportunity in the solar market, although this route requires significant technical expertise and resources to get started. A new solar business opportunity is to start a sales business as a solar broker. Read on to understand how this ca become a promising business opportunity for many!


4 Tips for Starting a Solar Retail Business

August 1st, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

If you’re an entrepreneur looking stake your claim on the ground floor of what is poised to be an extremely profitable industry, now is the time to think about how you can become not only a supporter of solar but a retailer as well. Here are some tips for getting the training and support you need to start a successful business in the solar industry



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