Month: September 2017

September 22, 2017 Eric

The concept of setting a tariff on foreign solar infrastructure is making big news this month. But what does it mean for the solar industry?   Some are claiming that China and other Asian countries are flooding the U.S. market with cheap imports that are undercutting prices for U.S. manufacturers. However, a range of solar…

September 14, 2017 Eric

Big news came from the U.S. Department of Energy this week about important benchmarks that the country has met in terms of solar power, and news about ongoing efforts.   One of the big things that a September 12 press release mentions is the Sunshot Initiative, which was an Obama-era plan to decrease the cost…

September 6, 2017 Eric

Today’s energy landscape is confusing to a lot of people. The political landscape is Balkanized – some would like to “bring back coal” while others would prefer to move toward non-carbon-emitting renewables. But what’s really going on in business, on the ground where energy production happens?   Some recent 2017 reports by the U.S. Department…