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The Irregular Economics of Solar Panel Manufacturing

Siddarth Panir, ERS for Zondits, July 2, 2018 The “photovoltaic phenomenon” was first noted by the French physicist Edmond Becquerel in the scientific journal Le Comptes Rendus de l’Académie. His experiment involved irradiating two metallic plates, immersed in an acidic solution, with uneven levels of radiation. While the uneven radiation knocks out extra electrons from […]

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ISO-NE 2018 State of the Grid

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits In late February, ISO-New England’s Gordon van Welie gave the 2018 State of the Grid presentation. The presentation slides detail New England’s generation mix and the various electricity markets. van Welie’s discussion on reliability and the health of the grid is a great lay of the land for understanding where […]

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Hawaii Continues Unprecedented Growth in Energy Efficiency

Daniel Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits As most of us may guess, Hawaii leads the nation in solar panels per capita. But there is still a substantial percentage of the market that cannot participate in solar programs. To increase participation, the legislature passed a law mandating utilities to create community renewables programs. However, the utilities had […]

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Energy Investments Get Results

Clean Energy Investments Pay Off Big Time, New Study Shows NRDC, November 15, 2016 Some have contended that driving down climate-altering carbon pollution inevitably means hefty cost penalties for utility customers, as renewable energy and energy efficiency replace fossil-fueled power plants (many on the verge of extreme old age), but my former NRDC colleague Sierra […]