Reports suggest changes to the utility business model are imminent, as power generation shifts from massive to medium scale and from remote to local.
Community renewable energy has significant political and economic benefits, but is often hindered by five major barriers.
There are two kinds of solar parity with electricity prices: subsidised and unsubsidised. And the difference between the two is significant.
The implications of ‘solar grid parity’ are enormous, offering consumers a cost-competitive, widespread energy source for developing off-grid power supply.
US analysis shows that streamlining solar permitting rules could cut the cost of installing residential solar systems by as much as 40%.
Hoping to broaden ownership in proposed rural wind farm, four local groups joined South Dakota Wind Partners to bring local investors to the mix.
Hawai’an solar advocates are celebrating after the island state’s largest utility, Hawai’ian Electric filed a plan with the public utility commission..
A Wisconsin farmer has converted a soybean field into a community-owned energy harvest, with 80 PV panels generating power for over 125 homes.
Community solar and crowdfunding are in their infancy, but for Americans they represent two powerful tools to take charge of their energy future.
Germany has announced a new plan to let ordinary citizens invest in transmission lines, allowing them to reap the economic benefits of the ‘energy change.’