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21Nov, 2014

Win a $10,000 Zero Net Energy Building Award!

Think your house is the best Zero Net Energy building in the Northeast? 
 
You could win $10,000! The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), a membership organization with a mission to advance the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the Built Environment, is on the search for this year’s […]

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19Nov, 2014

“Cover of the Solar Pro” = Amazing Solar Marketing Video

If you’re in the solar industry, or a fan of renewable energy and small business, it’s impossible to watch this video and not smile:

I don’t have any deep insights or tips to share on this, I just wanted more people to see the video and […]

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3Nov, 2014

Get All the Tools and Advice You Need to Start a Solar Business

We’re launching the first online solar startup accelerator in the winter of 2015 so you can get all of the tools and advice you need to start your solar business. Here’s why:

The solar industry grew 36% in 2014, creating tons of opportunity and opportunity gaps. Yes, […]

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2Nov, 2014

New Course: Data Center Essentials for Executives

This week we’ve launched our first data center course, offered through Datacenter Dynamics. Jon Koomey is the instructor, and we’re all really excited to have him teaching. I asked Jon to talk about his inspiration for the course. Here’s what he said:

My name is Jonathan […]

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30Oct, 2014

New Course: Land Boundary Master Class

We recently launched the “Land Boundary Master Class” in partnership with BNP Media and Jeff Lucas. I’ve come to learn that Jeff is highly regarded for his honesty, humor, and vision for where the industry of land surveying is going in the 21st century. We […]

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28Oct, 2014

Building Microgrids? Four Economic Factors to Consider

Microgrids are poised to alter the economics and topology of the electricity grid, ultimately transforming the electricity industry as we know it. In this article, we discuss the four economic factors to consider before and during microgrid development and provide an opportunity for designers, policymakers, […]

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28Oct, 2014

What Commercial Solar Developers Need to Know about Yieldcos

If you’d like to listen the interview, please scroll to the middle of the article. 

There’s been a huge amount of buzz about yieldcos and their potential impact on financing more commercial solar projects by providing cheaper capital. There have been 8 IPOs in 2013 and 2014 […]

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21Oct, 2014

How Massachusett’s Alternative Energy Credit Prices Will Impact Heat Pump and Biomass Operating Costs

We passed the Massachusetts “Clean Heat Bill” in July 2014. The final bill number is S. 2214. 

The bill created a production-based incentive, similar to solar PV renewable energy credits (SRECs), for renewable thermal technologies including solar thermal, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, solid […]

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13Oct, 2014

Community Solar 101

There’s been a lot of buzz about community solar lately. While the amount of investment in community solar projects is a fraction of the investment of the entire solar industry, there are a few leaders who recognize the incredible potential of community solar.

Over the next […]

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8Oct, 2014

Air Barriers vs. Vapor Retarders vs. Drainage Planes: Learn Essential Building Science Specifics in 60-Minutes

Building science is complex. It takes time and experience to understand and integrate physics, chemistry, climatology, and ecology into building enclosures. Understanding the complex interplay of heat, air, and moisture flows within and across building enclosures— while paying attention to the conditions that occupants impose on […]

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