Energy Self-Reliant States Weekly: A Local Solar Energy Standard for Minnesota

Here’s a short presentation about a Minnesota 10% solar energy standard coming up soon for discussion in the state legislature, with a financing mechanism that looks a lot like a CLEAN Program.  Greentechmedia also has an article about the proposed legislation (I was the primary source). Sincerely, John A Local Solar Energy Standard for …

Can Areva’s Solar CSP Be Integrated With a Fossil Fuel Plant?

GTM SOLAR WEEKLY | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Can Areva’s Solar CSP Be Integrated With a Fossil Fuel Plant? Solar thermal hybrids create the chimera of a solar-augmented coal or natural gas plant. Does it make sense? Clean Power Finance Moves Big Numbers Into PV With Vivint Solar Deal CPF?s …

ThinkEco Thinks Beyond the Smart Plug

ThinkEco Thinks Beyond the Smart Plug The Modlet is a media darling, but ThinkEco has far bigger plans for its software. The Home Energy Doctor Goes Mobile and Connected Ecova and Aclara promise technology that connects home energy auditors to the smart grid while they’re at your house—and afterwards. Greentech …