Solar news: Blockchain, microgrids, solar insurance, and jobs on the rise

How Blockchain Is Threatening to Kill the Traditional Utility

Chris Martin | April 10, 2018
If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them.

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Rural Electrification Minigrids to Become Investors’ New Darling

Dr. Thomas Hillig | April 12, 2018
Globally, around 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity. Cost erosion in solar, wind, and energy storage technology is creating new opportunities for the electrification of rural areas.

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Mexico Grows as World Leader on Energy Reform and Renewables

Mary DeFilippe | April 11, 2018
Mexico’s liberalized energy markets present huge potential for wind and solar. But how do Mexico’s reforms fit into the wider energy picture?

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Introducing Solar Farm Insurance for Cloudy Days

Will Wade and Brian Eckhouse | April 11, 2018
Insurance giants like Swiss Re AG, with the help of a San Francisco firm, now have a way of guaranteeing production from solar farms.

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Solar Jobs Are Rising, Despite Trump’s Tariffs

Brian Eckhouse | April 11, 2018
After all the dire warnings that Donald Trump’s solar tariffs would be a job killer, it’s possible that employment may tick up this year.

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Illinois Blazes New Trail for Private Microgrids Using Utility Wires

Christie Hicks | April 11, 2018
Imagine you and your neighbors have solar panels on your roofs. You want to create a mini-power grid so that your neighborhood can operate solely on your panels’ electricity…

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Notes from the Solar Underground: Marketing Basics Price, Place, Product, Promotion

Paula Mints | April 10, 2018
Price, place, product, promotion are the four Ps of marketing are drummed into every marketing and business school student as the basics of market strategy.

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