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All About Installing Solar Panels

April 15 -- Do solar panels really work in Washington? Yes, they do! While the output is lower in cloudy or rainy weather, solar cells still generate useful power under these conditions. How do they work, exactly? View Article >>

Tesla S Is A Dreamy Electric Vehicle

April 15 -- My affair with the Tesla Model S began innocently enough, as a chance meeting brought on by unforeseen circumstances. The recent New York Times towing incident prompted a radio station request for me to talk about the all-electric S — an invitation I initially declined because I hadn't met the car. >>View Article

Solar Power Shines In March

April 12 -- Now, for the first time, solar energy accounted for all new utility electricity generation capacity added to the U.S. grid in March, the Solar Energy Industries Association is announcing. >>View Article

Union Station Switches To Wind Power

April 12 -- The historic train depot signed a contract with Herndon, Va.-based Washington Gas Energy Services that will see it purchase renewable energy credits from a network of wind farms in order to offset its annual energy consumption. >>View Article

RPS Attacks Go Against The March Of History

April 11 -- Last month in Phoenix, I watched the very conservative governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, deliver a brief keynote speech to open the second day of the CleanTech Future conference put on by CleanTech Connections and the Arizona Commerce Authority. Nineteen floors above the impressive solar PV arrays at Arizona State University's downtown campus across the street, Brewer extolled the virtues of solar and other clean energy as a business boon for her state. >>View Article

Four Charts That Show The U.S. Spends Too Little On Energy Research

April 11 -- At his confirmation hearing this morning, Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz told the Senate that the United States spends far too little on energy R&D. “We are underinvesting by a factor of three,” he said. Is that accurate? Many energy experts have, indeed, argued over the years that the U.S. government should do a lot more to invest in innovative new energy technologies — particularly if we want to address global warming. >>View Article

Renewable Energy: Filling The Megawatt Void

April 11 -- If any sector would seem unlikely to be singled out for its robust dealmaking outlook, renewable energy might seem to be it. After a surge in investment and in installations over the past decade, renewable energy seemed to run out of road in 2012, undermined by extreme competition, low natural gas prices and limits on government assistance in a budget-constrained environment. >>View Article 

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