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GRID Alternatives brings solar energy to low-income households by using volunteers to cut labor costs. I joined the volunteer crew at VERGE 16.
September 20, 2016 by Barbara Grady
10Power, Sigora Haiti and Greenlight Planet offer lessons from bringing electricity to Haiti, India and sub-Saharan Africa.
September 19, 2016 by Barbara Grady
Risk-averse financiers including Aviva, BlackRock and State Street are pursuing renewable energy projects and seeing steady returns.
July 19, 2016 by Barbara Grady
A study of the 30 largest utilities' deployment of renewable energy can serve as a guide to where you should site facilities.
June 28, 2016 by Barbara Grady
What produces food also can produce energy. This paradise state of lush vegetation and sunshine is full of startups trying to cultivate both.
June 13, 2016 by Barbara Grady
A test case combining solar arrays, battery storage and distributed rooftop solar tied together with DER services is a new SolarCity offering.
May 23, 2016 by Barbara Grady
At the first US meeting of the G7's Alliance on Resource Efficiency, GM's 131 zero waste factories and Johnson Controls' recycling of batteries became lessons. Ford and 3M also shared practices.
March 29, 2016 by Barbara Grady
Revenues from renewables and advanced energy technologies jumped 8 percent last year but the biggest gainer was a behind-the-scenes player.
March 4, 2016 by Barbara Grady
Pushing reuse and deriving new value from the materials of production, Ellen MacArthur is branding a new economic model.
February 29, 2016 by Barbara Grady
3M shares its experiences in entering a 120 megawatt power purchase agreement with a wind farm in Texas and Kohl's talks about why its onsite solar investments save money.
February 11, 2016 by Barbara Grady
The EPA rule would enable states to decide how to comply and involve businesses in the planning — if it could only escape the courts.
February 10, 2016 by Barbara Grady
Mahindra is launching a $3,000 electric scooter in a city that wants credit for the cutting edge of sustainability.
January 19, 2016 by Barbara Grady
SunPower hopes its turnkey commercial solar product will reduce installation bottlenecks. Bed Bath & Beyond is an early customer.
October 28, 2015 by Barbara Grady
Engineers from SunPower, PrimoWind, All Power Labs, PG&E and Spirae built a renewably-powered microgrid to supply all the electricity the VERGE 2015 conference will need.
October 27, 2015 by Barbara Grady
We check in with startups who presented at our VERGE Accelerate pitch contest, including winners Strawberry Energy and XL Hybrids.
October 13, 2015 by Barbara Grady
Equitable Origin started out developing standards for responsible oil and gas exploration. Now, the organization is turning its attention to renewable energy developers.
August 13, 2015 by Barbara Grady
New financing options from Property Assessed Clean Energy loans make the solar craze something maybe small or medium businesses should consider. SolarCity thinks so.
July 28, 2015 by Barbara Grady
Citigroup, GRID Alternatives, SunEdison and NRG are just some companies partnering with the White House to open up solar to low income residents.
July 15, 2015 by Barbara Grady
The world's biggest Internet host announces a deal to soften its 'dirty' reputation. But don't give Greenpeace all the credit.
June 12, 2015 by Barbara Grady
If we thought about material reuse during the product design stage, we'd realize more value, say advocates of circular economy thinking.
May 19, 2015 by Barbara Grady
As Credit Suisse jumps into SolarCity's big new fund, investors are taking note.
April 23, 2015 by Barbara Grady
The economics of renewable energy are quickly changing the math on power delivery, foreshadowing the next phase in the much-heralded 'utility death spiral' debate.
April 7, 2015 by Barbara Grady