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Corporate Speed Dating: Coupling India's Smart Cities with Smart Investment for Sustainability

Building off nearly 10 months of extensive public and private sector consultation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began in April to green-light initial projects under the country’s Smart Cities Initiative (SCI). The SCI benchmarks, formulated in response to rapid urban population growth, aim to m...

Global Geothermal Alliance Concept One Step Further

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) convened roughly 60 stakeholders in June in Nairobi to finalize the concept of the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) and exchange views on the best way forward. GEA's Executive Director Karl Gawell participated as a U.S. NGO representative with support from Power Afri...

Testing Heats Up at Sandia's Solar Tower

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles. This month, engineers lifted Sandia’s continuously recirculating falling particle receiver to the top of the tower at theNational Solar Therm...

Behavioral Economics and the Solar PV Industry

Behavioral economic theory holds that human interactions are complex and that economic motivations include nuance beyond that of maximizing utility. This is certainly true of the global solar industry as throughout its history it has interacted within a context of here-one-day-gone-the-next incentives and subsidies,...

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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Testing Heats Up at Sandia's Solar Tower

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar ener...

Behavioral Economics and the Solar PV Industry

Behavioral economic theory holds that human interactions are complex and that economic ...

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

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Biofuel Leaders Urge Congress to Reject Legislative Changes to the RFS

Renewable Energy World Editors July 6, 2015 A consortium of biofuel companies sent a letter to members of Congress, urging them to reject proposals that would repeal or “reform” the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The were particularly concerned with the amendment pu...
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Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2015: Riding The Storm

Tom Konrad, Contributor July 6, 2015 The first half of 2015 saw a mild advance in the broad market, but concerns about rising interest rates and the ongoing Greek debt drama sent income stocks, clean energy, and most non-US currencies down decisively.  M...
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US Solar Production Is Being Vastly Underreported

Vince Font, Contributing Editor July 6, 2015 Good news abounds in the solar energy industry. Recently, California became the first state to source more than five percent of its electricity from solar power. But according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SE...
Mumbai, India

Corporate Speed Dating: Coupling India's Smart Cities with Smart Investment for Sustainability

Philip Killeen, Contributor July 6, 2015 Building off nearly 10 months of extensive public and private sector consultation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began in April to green-light initial projects under the country’s Smart Cities Initiative (S...
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German Wind-to-Hydrogen Plant Takes Car-Fuel Battle to Tesla

Alex Webb, Bloomberg July 6, 2015

After decades of research, Linde AG says the elements needed to make hydrogen-fuelled cars a viable challenger to Tesla Inc’s battery-driven vehicles are finally falling into place.

Wave Energy Week Will Mix Marine Energy Developers with Traditional Hydropower

Gregory Poindexter, HydroWorld.com July 2, 2015

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Democrat, has proclaimed “July 13-17, 2015 to be Oregon Wave Week in Oregon and encourages all Oregonians to join in this observance.”

 

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California Power Bill Overhaul Threatens Home Solar Growth

Mark Chediak, Bloomberg July 2, 2015

California is poised to overhaul the way consumers pay for power in a move that could slow the growth of solar in the state.

There IS Commercial Solar Financing, If You Know Where To Look

07/06/2015 If I have to hear one more “analyst” tell me the commercial solar sector is struggling, my head might explode. I’d single out the perpetrators of this myth, but that would take up all the space I... Standard Solar Inc

Small Hydro Power Report Showcases Huge SHP Potential; Seeks Case Studies

Cecilia Ledesma As countries increasingly turn to renewable energies to meet electricity needs and address climate change concerns, small hydro power (SHP) plays a growing and important role. A report by the World Small Hydropower Develop...

Solar Overcapacity Remains in China as Yingli Turns to Crowdfunding Projects

Doug Young Two solar energy stories are showing how overcapacity continues to haunt the sector two years after it began to emerge from a major downturn. The first involves a desperate-looking fund-raising plan from the struggling Ying...

RESOURCES

Making the Right Call – How the Wireless World can Cut Costs with Smart ...

For wireless carriers, controlling energy and operating costs has always been a signifi...

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...

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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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