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Renewable Energy Is Beginning To Power Africa

According to the International Energy Agency, sub-Saharan Africa will require more than $300 billion in investment to achieve universal electricity access by 2030. Committing more than $7 billion in U.S. government support and attracting nearly three-times that in private sector funding, Power Africa, which launched...
Biofuels

Who Is Weathering the $50 Oil Storm in Biofuels, and How?

A period of lower-cost oil has, famously, descended on the market, reminding us that business models should always take into account “black swan” economic events such as the battle between OPEC and unconventional oil producers over some 10 percent of global market share, which has tumbled oil prices some 20 percent ...

First Anniversary of The Balkan Floods Highlights Renewable Energy Market Opportunities

One year ago this month, severe flooding in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia killed 79 people, displaced about half a million and caused economic paralysis of the region. In the wake of these the catastrophic events, a renewed focus has emerged on how to repair infrastructure sustainably and harmonize the regi...
Renewable Energy Stocks

What Drives Alternative Energy Stocks?

Alternative energy became a serious market player after the turn of the millennium. Since that time, solar, wind, smart grid and other alternative energy stocks have experienced both strong up and down trends. The forces at work driving these markets are complex, counterintuitive, and sometimes mysterious. This arti...
Japan Microgrid

Born from Disaster: Japan Establishes First Microgrid Community

Although Japan's Fukushima prefecture is most commonly associated with the 2011 disaster due to the nuclear power melt-down, Miyazaki prefecture, located north of Fukushima, suffered from the largest death toll, close to 10,000, and the largest flood damage in the nation.

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Yingli Seeks to Reassure Investors After Stock Plunge

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., the second-largest panel maker said it’s con...

Biomass Plant Generates Electricity and Opportunity for UK Community

The Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant, a straw-fired combined heat and power plant in pre...

First Anniversary of The Balkan Floods Highlights Renewable Energy Marke...

One year ago this month, severe flooding in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia kill...

What's In A Name? That Which We Call A Solar Microgrid Is By Any Other N...

A few years ago in a solar marketing department near you an enterprising executive had ...

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Beach sand

Italian Company Uses Sun-Heated Sand to Produce Energy

Flavia Rotondi and Alessandra Migliaccio, Bloomberg May 21, 2015

Italy’s well-known sun and sand form the basis of many beach holidays. An Italian company has also found another purpose for the combination: energy production.

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Panasonic Ramps Up Japanese Solar Manufacturing to Meet Domestic Rooftop Demand

Junko Movellan, Correspondent May 21, 2015 Panasonic Corp, a Japanese electronics company, announced that it will expand its domestic solar cell and module production to meet the rooftop solar demand in Japan. The company will invest a total of 9.5 billion yen (US$...
“Ebola-free” Liberia resumes US$230 million rehabilitation project at 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric facility

“Ebola-free” Liberia resumes US$230 million rehabilitation project at 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric facility

Greg B Poindexter May 21, 2015 Rehabilitation and upgrade work was suspended at the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric facility near Monrovia, Liberia, on the Saint Paul River in early August 2014, following the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 4,600 ...

Renewable Energy Is Beginning To Power Africa

Andrew Burger, Contributor May 21, 2015 According to the International Energy Agency, sub-Saharan Africa will require more than $300 billion in investment to achieve universal electricity access by 2030. Committing more than $7 billion in U.S. government support...
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GE Introduces Digital Wind Farm that Could Boost Production 20 Percent, Re-ignites Alstom Buyout Talk

Meg Cichon, Associate Editor May 20, 2015 General Electric (GE) is pushing its wind farms to join the big data revolution with its new Digital Wind Farm, announced this week at Windpower 2015 in Orlando, Fla. amidst talk that its $15 billion offer to buy Alstom’s ...
Wind turbine

Bigger Wind Turbine Towers = Bigger US Development Opportunity

Meg Cichon, Associate Editor May 20, 2015 Wind energy already accounts for about 5 percent of U.S. electricity generation, which crowned the nation as the global leader in wind production late last year. There is now more than 65 gigawatts (GW) of capaci...
Wind turbines

Wind Energy Is Crucial in the Fight Against Climate Change, Says US Energy Secretary

Meg Cichon, Associate Editor May 20, 2015

The opening general session at Windpower 2015 marked the first appearance by an U.S. energy secretary at the show, “which is surprising,” said current energy secretary Ernest Moniz, “but better late than never.”

Yingli Solar's New Debt Deadline, Hanergy's Plunging Value

Doug Young This week has been a volatile time for solar company stocks, which have taken a beating after Yingli (NYSE: YGE) warned about its ability to stay in business due to its heavy debt load. Now Yingli has put out a new sta...

An Economic Case To Prevent Solar Power’s Sunset In North Carolina

Jesse Grossman Solar energy is an economic boom for North Carolina. Only California installed more solar in 2014, pushing the Tar Heel State to fourth overall in America with 953 megawatts installed capacity – roughly the electricit...

Yingli Solar Struggles with Debt, Moves Closer to Default

Doug Young 05/20/2015 After sending out a steady series of distress signals over the last few weeks, solar panel maker Yingli (NYSE: YGE) has sent out its strongest trouble sign yet as it  struggles under a huge debt load. The most recent s...

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