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UCS “Dwindling Role for Coal” Report: Wind and Solar Could Help Replace Coal in the Southeast

A recording of our October 24, 2017 webinar with UCS report authors is posted here. The past decade or so has seen a dramatic shift away from coal for producing electricity in…

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Georgia is whupping Tennessee in more than just football this year

Let's talk about the ridiculously lopsided football game at Neyland Stadium last week. The University of Georgia (UGA) pummeled the University of Tennessee (UT) 41-0...in UT's own backyard. This annual match is…

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How expensive is solar power? You're going to be SHOCKED!

The National Renewable Energy Lab recently published their annual solar power cost benchmark study, U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2017. The results are shocking. In some southern states, like North Carolina…

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#NationalVoterRegistrationDay - Recruiting Clean Energy Voters Across the South

How do we make clean energy a top priority in the South? We have to start by boosting voter turnout in local and statewide elections among all Southerns that want to build a…

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Florida Utility Gulf Power & Department of Defense Go Solar with Coronal

Tucked in the far northwest corner of the Florida panhandle, many people forget about the Navy and Air Force bases located there, out of sight, out of mind. These somewhat remote locations…

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Solar Power International: A Wrap-Up

Co-authored by Bryan Jacob, Simon Mahan and Alissa Jean Schafer All of the things we mentioned in our blog after the opening session did come up again throughout Solar Power International (#SPIcon). …

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Wind and Solar Power: Complementary Energy Resources

Here at Solar Power International, a number of attendees have openly wondered: how can wind power and solar power work better, together? Perhaps unsurprisingly, the two resources pair together quite nicely, naturally.…

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Welcome to Solar Power International in Las Vegas

As a newcomer to SPI (Solar Power International), I can admit that I’m truly overwhelmed.  It’s a good thing they offer a First-Time Attendee Orientation, which I attended yesterday afternoon to get…

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Hurricane Irma Leads to Solar Questions

Living in south Florida, hurricanes and tropical storms are a frequent topic of conversation every year, and this week, with Harvey’s devastation fresh in our memories and Hurricane Irma swirling in the…

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I’m super excited about Solar in the Southeast

Today is my first day full-time with SACE, but I’ve been transitioning into this Solar Program Director role part-time since June.  In the whirlwind world of the solar industry and policy, I…