Neighborhood Solar Cooperatives, GRID Alternatives, Solar Lease vs Solar Finance… (Clean Electricity Link Drop)

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Warning: the following link drop is only for the cleantech obsessed. There are a lot of stories here. Nonetheless, there are really a lot of great ones, imho, so I encourage you to carefully scan through and click on what interests you! (As always, don’t forget to check out our own clean electricity stories.)



  1. GRID Alternatives Brings Solar Power To More Families
  2. SunEdison Teams Up With GRID Alternatives For Solar Power Training
  3. Neighborhood Solar Cooperative Proposed In Illinois
  4. NRG Home Solar Expanding To North Carolina
  5. AES Buys Main Street Power
  6. Finance Or Lease Your Home Solar System?
  7. Solar Power Installers Are In Demand
  8. Civil War Between Pro-Solar and Anti-Solar Right
  9. You Can Now Invest In Solar Bonds Through Your Retirement Account
  10. Hanergy Working With ‘Unproven’ Solar Technology, BNEF Says
  11. JinkoSolar Signs Five-Year RMB3 Billion Strategic Financing Agreement with China Minsheng Bank
  12. Community Solar Garden Concept Growing Strong Across US
  13. Xcel Seeks To Put A Brake On Large Community Solar Gardens
  14. Shares Set To Be Offered In Pioneering Sydney Community Solar Plant
  15. And The Winner Is….. Distributed Solar Generation
  16. Louisiana Solar Industry Responds to Unorthodox Solar Net Metering Study
  17. Import Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels Could Hurt Canadian Renewables Industry
  18. New York’s New Solar Plan Sets A High Bar
  19. SolarCity Expanding Into New Mexico
  20. SolarCity Opens 2nd Nevada Operations Center in North Las Vegas
  21. Solar Frontier to Acquire 280 MW Solar Project Pipeline in the US
  22. A Major Eclipse Hits Europe This Month — And It’s A Big Test For Solar Power
  23. Azuri Launches New Generation Solar Home Systems with HomeSmart Technology
  24. Canadian Solar Introduces the CS6K All-Black Solar Module Line into the Americas Market
  25. Solar Eclipse On March 20, 2015 — Deepest Eclipse In UK In Last 16 Years
  26. EVs Plus Solar Equals Disruption

Renewables (In General)

  1. Here Comes the Sun: How California is Bringing More Renewables to the Grid
  2. Communities Take Lead On Renewable Energy As Big Projects Stall
  3. NSW Allocates Funds For Community Renewable Energy Projects
  4. Top 10 Technologies To Double Energy Efficiency, Deliver Zero Emissions
  5. Interview Johannes Teyssen, CEO Eon: ‘Future energy world has drifted far apart from the classical one”
  6. “Seasonal Storage Not Needed For Now”
  7. Developers To Use Storage To Keep New Housing Estates Off Grid


  1. Supreme Leader Of Iran Calls For Attention To Environmental Challenges
  2. Will The Real EEA Study Please Stand Up?
  3. Energy Efficiency #1 On Almost Every Homeowner’s List
  4. Panic In Denierville: Google May Start Ranking For FACTS!
  5. Better Air Quality Helps Lungs Grow, Science Shows For First Time
  6. Green Bonds Poised To Be $1 Trillion Market By 2020
  7. viEUws VIDEO: Brussels Briefing on Environment – All you need to know for March 2015
  8. Climate Change Is Altering Everything About The Way Water Is Provided In Salt Lake City
  9. Florida Officials Ban The Term ‘Climate Change’
  10. Biden – Denying Climate Change ‘Like Denying Gravity’
  11. UK Carbon Emissions Fell 9% In 2014
  12. February Carbon Dioxide Levels Average 400Ppm For First Time
  13. China To Cut Coal Consumption To Reduce Pollution: Ministry
  14. How Does The Focus Of Climate Activism In The Us Differ From That In Germany?
  15. Here’s What German Climate Activists Should Do In 2015
  16. Our Epic Future: Which Energy Future Will You Choose?
  17. Japan’s Nuclear Crisis
  18. Melbourne Puts Zero Waste Restaurant Out Of Business

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