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Published on August 25th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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Off-Grid Solar Naive, Says SunPower CEO; Net Metering Needs To Go, Says Warren Buffet’s Energy Co…. (Solar News)

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Time for another solar news roundup. Enjoy! Drop other hot stories that we haven’t covered in the comments!

tomwerner-2-20b9fSunPower’s CEO, Tom Werner, has voiced his opinion that off-grid solar is naive. Simply put: the grid is helpful and even needed. (Solar Love)

California has hit a new solar output record. (Planetsave)

Warren Buffet’s energy company, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, thinks net metering should go. Why? Probably because it invests a lot in utilities. (Greentech Media)

Solar power will dominate by 2025, says Thomson Reuters. It’s for the masses. (SolarEnergy.net)

How much wind and solar does Germany actually need? Thomas Gerke explores. (Renewables International)

An Alabama steel plant has gone solar. Up to 98% of electricity is going to be created by 1,088 Suntech solar panels. (Solar Love
 
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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the CEO of Important Media. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he offers no investment advice and does not recommend investing in Tesla or any other company.



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