Five Microgrid Powerhouses (Part 2)

  Last week, we wrote about the advantages and growth potential of microgrids—particularly the solar variety. In today’s post, we’ll dig into what five leading states are doing to promote microgrids. California California has always been a leader in electricity innovation, and that’s true in the world of microgrids too. With 39 operational and planned […]

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Solar Microgrids: the Next Big Thing in Energy Resiliency (Part 1)

There’s nothing like a natural disaster to signal that our electricity grid needs a major overhaul. Take Hurricane Sandy: after it ravaged the Eastern Coastline, New York regulators developed the innovative Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiative, which seeks to change the way the state’s electricity is procured, distributed, and regulated. One key component of […]

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The Vice President Stole My Show (Not Really)

When I finished my Solar Power International (SPI) panel discussing what future opportunities the panelists saw in solar as it related to utilities, I was pretty pleased with myself. I had filled the convention-center ballroom with thousands of people, and they hung on my every word (Four ovations. Four. That was more than any other […]

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SPI Brings Out The Best In Solar

  By Tony Clifford, CEO of Standard Solar Phew……those cross-country flights sure take a lot out of a guy. But I don’t regret for even a second attending the Solar Power International show in Anaheim, Calif. The gathering of thousands of solar professionals always leaves me invigorated about the future of the industry. Innovative minds […]

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California Policy: the Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain

The spotlight’s on California this week, as many of us gather in Anaheim for the annual Solar Power International (SPI) Conference. If you’re in town, we hope you’ll check out Wednesday’s General Session, “Executive Perspectives: Opportunities for Growth” featuring Standard Solar CEO Tony Clifford, along with a trio of industry thought leaders. Clifford will also […]

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