NRG leading business model sea change for generators

NRG leading business model sea change for generators

NRG Energy, one of the country’s largest power generators and electricity retailers, purchased one of the country’s biggest residential solar companies last week, making the utility a leader in adapting its business model to the changing energy landscape.

Storing Solar Makes Energy Sense… But Not Wind?

Storing Solar Makes Energy Sense… But Not Wind?

Storing excess energy from wind farms in batteries would use more energy than would be wasted if the excess electricity were not stored. But storing excess power from solar PV makes energy sense, according to a recent study from Stanford University.

Rooftop solar battles raging in 2014

Rooftop solar battles raging in 2014

Rooftop solar has a lot of momentum and the support of a massive populous behind it. But will it be enough to storm the sturdy castle gates of long-established utility institutions?

Rooftop solar credited for 20% solar industry job growth

Rooftop solar credited for 20% solar industry job growth

Thanks in large part to the increasing attractiveness of rooftop solar installations, the solar industry added one of every 142 new jobs created in the United States last year, according to the annual National Solar Jobs Census released this week by nonprofit The Solar Foundation.