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  • NRG Targets SolarCity: ‘We’d Love to Give These Guys a Run for Their Money’

    18 April 2014, 12:20 pm by: Stephen Lacey

    When NRG Energy acquired the eighth-largest U.S. residential solar installer last month, it had a very specific goal in mind: to start challenging big solar service providers like SolarCity.…
  • Tollgrade’s Super-Accurate, Self-Powered Grid Sensor

    18 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Jeff St. John

    When it comes to grid sensors, the more accurate a device is, the costlier and more complicated it is to install and maintain. One example of this is line post sensors, the industry-standard technology used to get voltage readings with less than 1 percent…
  • Texas Launches Draft of ‘PACE in a Box’ Toolkit

    18 April 2014, 9:00 am by: Katherine Tweed

    Texas is not the first state to adopt commercial property-assessed clean energy financing, but it wants to be the biggest -- and to get there quickly.…
  • Will Utilities Control Behind-the-Meter Solar Batteries?

    17 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Jeff St. John

    Ken Munson, CEO of Stockton, Calif.-based startup Sunverge Energy, doesn’t want you to think of his company’s product as a “battery in a box,” backing up a roof full of solar panels -- even if that’s one very accurate way to describe what it packages…
  • Green Jobs: Executive Moves at Schneider, KACO, Vivint, OneRoof, Hanwha, Greensmith, JA Solar

    17 April 2014, 10:30 am by: Eric Wesoff

    Schneider Electric appointed Laurent Vernerey as president and CEO of its North America operations. Vernerey has been with Schneider for 28 years and worked his way up from plant manager to lead the company’s $8 billion North American line of business.…
  • Slideshow: How to Really Disrupt the Retail Energy Market With Solar

    17 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Eric Wesoff

    Shayle Kann, SVP of Research at GTM, presented on solar's disruption of the wholesale energy market in Germany and the U.S. at the kickoff of the GTM Solar Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. It's an important presentation, and you can view it here.…
  • Loan Guarantees Are Back: DOE Targets ‘Catalytic’ Grid Integration Technology

    16 April 2014, 6:18 pm by: Stephen Lacey

    Three years after the Department of Energy issued its last loan guarantee to a renewable energy project, the program is officially back in action.…
  • Pulse Energy Scores a New Contract for Commercial Behavioral Efficiency

    16 April 2014, 1:59 pm by: Katherine Tweed

    British Gas has chosen Canadian startup Pulse Energy to provide energy efficiency reports to its 900,000 commercial customers in a three-year, multi-million-dollar deal.…
  • California to Utilities: Connect Battery-Solar Systems to the Grid

    16 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Jeff St. John

    California regulators have just issued a rebuke to utilities, and a thumbs-up to customers and companies that want to connect hundreds of now-stalled battery-backed solar PV projects across the state.…
  • Desperately Seeking Stability: Wind Industry Looks Ahead After Topsy-Turvy 2013

    16 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Breaking Energy, Pete Danko

    Long known for its boom-or-bust tendencies, the U.S. wind energy industry outdid itself in 2013. Capacity additions fell off a cliff, dropping more than 90 percent from 2012 and hitting their lowest level in a decade -- but by the end of the year, new projects…

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