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Volta: A Start-Up Company Powering West Africa

As the solar and clean energy industry grows, it’s no surprise that the target market for renewable energy technologies is now expanding to include developing communities and countries.
In fact, a host of new start-ups and innovative business models are emerging to fill this niche. One such start-up is Volta, a company currently working in Ghana […]

QuickSolar: Because Buying Solar Leads Doesn’t Have to Suck

We spoke to QuickSolar Marketplace CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Landau, about his journey into solar, his experience finding solar leads, the QuickSolar difference for homeowners and installers, and much more!
What’s your background? To what extent have you been involved in solar?
During my fourth year of school at Tulane’s Architecture program, my studio class was involved with […]

Blowing Emissions Away: Building a 6MW Wind Farm

The Kingston Wind Project, a 6MW farm, has produced 48,360,370 kWh to-date, eliminating 35 metric tons of CO2 that would have been produced by a coal mine and equivalent to planting 33,263 acres of forest or taking 7,422 cars off the road each year. Mary O’Donnell, Founder and President of No Fossil Fuel, discusses details about the […]

Eradicating Energy Poverty: 80 Microgrids by 2020

The EarthSpark team spent 5 years developing their first microgrid in Haiti. Inaugurated in June 2015, it is currently serving 449 homes and businesses with affordable, reliable electricity 24/7. The grid contains 93 kW of PV panels, a 30 kVa generator back up and 410 kWh of battery storage. Learn more about the technical details […]

Explaining the Value of Solar to Customers

With such a long list of benefits, you’d think solar panels would sell themselves. But many potential customers still need convincing before they can make the jump to green living. As beneficial as solar panels are for reducing a household’s carbon footprint and increasing its energy efficiency, the cold, hard facts about the benefits of […]