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Squirrels Are Driving Me And The Utilities Nuts

So I've never really thought of squirrels as being a major nuisance (some out there do, see N.A.D.S.: North American Defense against Squirrels) but this summer, my neighborhood squirrels seemed to have it…

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The Alabama I Used to Know: Is the Southeast Getting Climate- and Water-Smarter?

This blog by John Rogers, senior energy analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists' Clean Energy program, originally appeared on The Equation on August 8, 2013. It is part of a series…

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Volunteers Flock to Water Mission International to Help Install 100kW Solar System

This post was originally written by George Greene III, Chief Executive Officer of Water Missions International, and posted in March 2013 on SolarWorld's blog here. Work has begun on one of the…

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Sharp Manufacturing Jobs at Solar Facility in Memphis

Last week I had the pleasure of touring the Sharp Manufacturing Company of America’s Memphis, TN facility with a few members of SACE staff.  Having used Sharp solar panels for both our…

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The Crazy True Story Of How A Handful Of Climate Advocates Painted A Red Town Green

This post, by Zack Beauchamp, originally appeared on Think Progress' Climate Progress blog here on July 31, 2013. Knoxville, Tennessee. (Credit: Flickr user Alex Banakas) You might be surprised that the same…

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More solar and what else? A breakdown of the approved Georgia Power IRP

SACE Renewable Energy Manager Charlie Coggeshall and Energy Efficiency Director Natalie Mims contributed to this post. You've probably heard the news by now: Georgia is going to get a whole lot more…

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North Carolina Celebrates Solar Energy Month

Last week, Governor Pat McCrory proclaimed June 2013 as Solar Energy Month in North Carolina. During the announcement, held in front of Strata Solar’s 6.4 megawatt (MW) Fuquay Solar Farm, McCrory stressed…

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Utilities and the Distributed Energy Paradigm Shift

This is the second blog in a series on the growth of distributed energy in the U.S. The first, "The Calm before the Solar Storm," was posted May 29. In a move…

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The Calm Before the Solar Storm

This blog by Rocky Mountain Institute’s Senior Electricity Consultant, Virginia Lacy, originally appeared on the RMI Outlet, here. This is also the first blog in a series on the growth of distributed…

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Enlisting the Sun: A Solar Powered Military in the 21st Century

With Memorial Day celebrations in full swing, it seems a good time to highlight some rather sunny developments for our nation's military. A new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association -…