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Listen Up: The Solar Maintenance Myth

Why are rooftop solar systems so reliable? First, because the solar panels themselves have zero moving parts, use tempered glass and anodized aluminum (better than most windows and skylights), and are covered by a 25 year manufacturer’s warranty. Second, because top quality microinverters carry a 25 year warranty an...
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A 9-Minute Guide To Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change

Pope Francis issued Laudato si’ (Praise Be to YouOn the care for our common home, his second encyclical, concerning Catholic doctrine with respect to climate change, consumerism, and development.

Battery Second Use Offsets Electric Vehicle Expenses, Improves Grid Stability

Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have the potential to dramatically drive down consumption of carbon-based fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the relatively high price of these vehicles — due in large part to the cost of batteries — has presented a major impediment to widespread market penetration. Resea...
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Meet China's Clean Energy Wildcatters Who Are $9 Billion Richer

Chinese clean energy entrepreneurs worth $9.13 billion in 2015 are starting to turn heads — the wildcatters of solar energy. To some extent, they’re riding the froth of Chinese equity markets. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index is up about 40 percent since Jan. 1, compared with an increase of about 3 percen...
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Solar Thermal Desalination Now Underway in Water-hungry California

Regional droughts are being exacerbated by climate change, which is mostly caused by what is tasked with bailing them out — fossil fuels. Israel, Australia, and now southern California have all turned to expensive energy-guzzling seawater desalination projects after historic droughts.

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Geothermal power plants, that now service over 3 million American households, can provi...

Legislation Would Enhance Reliability, Spur Oil, Gas and Renewable Jobs,...

The Geothermal Energy Association today applauded a bi-partisan set of legislation befo...

Solectria Strengthens California Support with Experienced Applications E...

Solectria – A Yaskawa Company, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today...

Snapshot of the Global Geothermal Market Released

The Geothermal Energy Association today released a new publication highlighting the con...

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‘Snail’s Pace’ in Climate Talks, Weak Pledges Frustrate UN Chief

The secretary general of the United Nations is frustrated with the pace of negotiations...

New Tool Helps Utilities Manage the Rapidly Growing Community Solar Market

Community solar projects are among the fastest growing solar segments in the U.S with s...

Scotland Establishes Fund to Explore Five Geothermal Project Sites

The Scottish government awarded £234,000 to conduct feasibility studies at five geother...

Securing Offshore Wind Energy Finance Is Just One Step

Securing finance is a vital step for any project, but it is just one step. We were remi...

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What Is the Value of Solar Energy + Storage?

Andrew Burger, Contributor June 29, 2015 What's the true, overall value of combined “behind the meter” energy storage plus solar PV deployment to U.S. power utilities and their customers? That's the big question facing stakeholders in Hawaii and other U.S. states...

‘Snail’s Pace’ in Climate Talks, Weak Pledges Frustrate UN Chief

Alex Nussbaum, Bloomberg June 29, 2015 The secretary general of the United Nations is frustrated with the pace of negotiations for what’s intended to be a crucial agreement limiting global warming. Climate change pledges submitted so far from the world’s leadin...

Listen Up: The Solar Maintenance Myth

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World June 29, 2015 Why are rooftop solar systems so reliable? First, because the solar panels themselves have zero moving parts, use tempered glass and anodized aluminum (better than most windows and skylights), and are covered by a 25 year ...

Sunrun IPO Expected Soon

Justin Doom, Bloomberg June 26, 2015 Sunrun Inc., a developer of rooftop solar systems, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq. The San Francisco-based company is seeking to raise as much as $100 million, according to a filing Thursday wit...
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New Tool Helps Utilities Manage the Rapidly Growing Community Solar Market

Vince Font, Contributing Editor June 26, 2015 Community solar projects are among the fastest growing solar segments in the U.S with some estimates forecasting that community solar initiatives will be responsible for the addition of 500 MW (megawatts) of annual capacit...
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A 9-Minute Guide To Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change

Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest June 25, 2015 Pope Francis issued Laudato si’ (Praise Be to You) On the care for our common home, his second encyclical, concerning Catholic doctrine with respect to climate change, consumerism, and development.

Australian Renewable Energy Law Paves Way for $11 Billion in Projects

James Paton, Bloomberg June 25, 2015

Long-frustrated wind and solar developers in Australia can now get to work on more than A$14 billion ($11 billion) in projects after a new renewable energy target passed parliament.

Solar Net Metering a Subsidy to Utilities?

John Farrell When Robert Nohavec of Park City, Utah; Jabbar Graham from Cherry Hill, New Jersey; and Don Born, of Waldoboro, Maine installed solar on their homes, they had something unexpected in common. They were all giving back ...

5 Solar Fred Tips for Solar Industry Email Marketing, Regardless of Sector

Tor 'Solar Fred' Valenza 06/25/2015 Whatever solar sector you’re in, email marketing with relevant content marketing should be a key instrument in your marketing toolbox, and it’s not just me saying that, but other marketers in other industries su...

Valuing Customer-Sited Solar and Storage: Is Adding Batteries Worth It?

Jason Keyes 06/24/2015 The concept of adding batteries alongside a utility customer’s solar array intrigues utility customers, solar developers and utility planners on several levels, but the underlying question for everyone is whether addi...

RESOURCES

Electrical Energy Storage to Make Wind and Solar PV Resources Disptatchable

The transitioning to a lower carbon emissions path in most regions of the world has dri...

Free Lecture: Finance 101 For Renewable Energy Professionals

Take this free course to gain a basic and deeper understanding of how to evaluate and c...

Free Lecture: What Business Are Elective Utilities In? Opportunities fro...

The traditional mission of an electric utility – providing affordable, reliable, resili...

Free Lecture: Photovoltaic Project Development Using RETScreen 4

This is a free opportunity for you to use RETScreen to model a solar PV project from st...

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Simple Seal System for metal roofing

The Simple Seal System was designed to be installed on through fastened new or existing...

Tile Top Slide Compression Bracket

The Tile Top Slide Compression Bracket from EcoFasten Solar can be positioned within a ...

Eco-44R-NDD for SIPs panels

Eco-44R-NDD is the ideal solar roof mount solution when installing solar panels on Stru...

EcoFasten Solar Bracket Guide

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REPORTS

2014 Annual and Q4 Smart Grid, Battery/Storage and Efficiency Funding an...

Mercom Capital Group’s Annual and Q4 Smart Grid, Battery/Storage and Efficiency Funding...

Wind Q1 2014 Funding and M&A Report

Mercom Capital Group’s Wind Funding and M&A Reports are comprehensive hig...

Wind Q2 2014 Funding and M&A Report

Mercom Capital Group’s Wind Funding and M&A Reports are comprehensive hig...

WEBCASTS

Doing Business in South Africa – in partnership with GWEC, the Global Wi...

Wind Energy in South Africa has been expanding dramatically, growing from 10 MW install...

Solar + Storage: Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges

The convergence of solar and energy storage applications is under way. The combined app...

Storage Enters the Global Stage: What’s the value proposition for your ...

For electricity storage, the events of the last two years have shown that the skepticis...

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