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Electricity Deregulation

Japan Electricity Deregulation: Birth of Municipally Owned Electric Utilities

The upcoming retail electricity deregulation in Japan will create a way for Japanese municipal governments to produce and supply locally generated renewable electricity. The Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 became a strong source of motivation for local governments to take energy matters into their own hands.

Clean energy

Digging Deeper into DOE's $1B of New Clean Energy Loan Guarantees

Addressing participants at the National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 in Las Vegas on Aug. 24, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office is making an additional $1 billion of loan guarantees available for distributed clean energy projects.

solar net metering

Lithuanian Net Metering Hits Snag from Outset

The much anticipated net metering in Lithuania has hit a major snag from the very start – the introduced network operator service fee of 0.031 euros ($0.035) per 1 kWh is too high and can snuff out any solar gleam.

Integrated Renewable Energy for Communities

Thanks to cost-effective rooftop solar electricity, new neighborhoods in California are generating their own electricity from the start. Likewise, local grids serving settled communities are being strengthened by deployment of local sources, smarter end use, and electricity storage. Regulators are considering new gr...

7 Cool Summer Solar Innovations for 2015

The renewable energy industry never ceases to amaze us here at RenewableEnergyWorld.com. Each week we receive hundreds of press releases about interesting new developments and innovations that serve to make the world a little greener, cleaner and smarter. Since we can’t report on them all - although we would like to...
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Canadian Solar Wins Five Solar Power Projects Totaling 185 MW in Brazil

These power projects were won under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the B...

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Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd talks politics of fear vs. p...

Rudd, who led the Australian parliament from 2007 to 2010, told the Summit audience tha...

Intersolar AWARD „Solar Projects in India“ – Applications being accepted...

The Intersolar AWARD in the category Solar Projects in India honors projects in the fie...

OFS Announces Commercial Availability of InvisiLight® MDU Optical Soluti...

OFS, a leading-edge designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic netwo...

EDITORS' PICKS

Renewable Energy Gains Greater Opportunity in US Clean Power Plan

After a year of being pummeled by opponents, Obama’s final carbon reduction plan emerge...

The Future of Renewable Power in Mexico

The abundance of diverse renewable energy resources, growing demand for power, macroeco...

Making a Match: How Solar Companies and Banks Hook Up

The announcements are fairly frequent: SunPower Partners with Admirals Bank for $200 Mi...

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Electricity Deregulation

Japan Electricity Deregulation: Birth of Municipally Owned Electric Utilities

Junko Movellan, Correspondent September 4, 2015 The upcoming retail electricity deregulation in Japan will create a way for Japanese municipal governments to produce...
Solar panel

REC Joins O Capital in Egypt to Tap Solar Panel Market in Middle East, Africa

Anna Hirtenstein, Bloomberg September 4, 2015 REC Solar ASA has signed a deal with O Capital, the renewable energy arm of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Hold...
battery

Panasonic and Tesla Poised for Battery Fight in Europe

Amy Thomson, Bloomberg September 4, 2015 Panasonic Corp., which makes the lithium-ion batteries for Tesla Motors Inc.’s cars, will begin selling batteries tha...
Solar PV

OneEnergy Seeks Authority to Build 6 MW Solar PV Facility in Southern Maryland

Jennifer Delony September 4, 2015 OneEnergy Renewables is seeking regulatory approval in Maryland to build a 6 MW solar PV facility in Somerset County,...
Solar water heating

California Regulators Propose Expansion of Eligibility Requirements for Solar Water Heating Program

Jennifer Delony September 3, 2015 The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed expanding the eligibility requirements for customers seeking ...
Clean energy

Digging Deeper into DOE's $1B of New Clean Energy Loan Guarantees

Andrew Burger September 3, 2015 Addressing participants at the National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 in Las Vegas on Aug. 24, President Barack Obama annou...
Solar

Florida Supreme Court Takes Up Solar Question

Wayne Barber September 3, 2015 Because Florida remains one of only four states where current laws expressly deny citizens and businesses the freedom...

FEATURED BLOGS

Washington, DC Bridges the Solar Gap

Warren Leon The District of Columbia has enjoyed 15 years of strong economic growth. But prosperity is spread unevenly across the nation’s capital. Calling Washington “an increasingly two...

Cronimet / THEnergy study: In solar for mines size does not always matter - Reducing CAPEX with energy efficiency and load shifting

Dr. Thomas Hillig Munich, September 2015. Mining companies are constantly gaining interest in solar solutions because frequently solar energy is more cost competitive than conventional energy solutions &nd...

Shedding Some Light on a Taxing Situation for Community-Shared Solar

Nate Hausman For renters and for property owners with inadequate roof space, the many benefits of solar electricity may seem out of reach. About half of all households and businesses in the U.S. are n...

Transitioning to Net-Zero Living

Sarah Lozanova Judith and Jeffrey adore living in Belfast, Maine – a quaint harbor town of Belfast, Maine. They previously resided in a large seaside home on Penobscot Bay, where Little River form...

FINANCIAL NEWS

RESOURCES

Spotlight on Energy and Utilities: Featuring Research from Gartner

Read this issue of Spotlight on Energy & Utilities from IBM featuring research from...

The future of energy and utilities: An IBM point of view

Read this white paper for insight into the trends and factors driving the future of ene...

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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Service and Maintenance

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Hydro Bookstore

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REPORTS

Wind Q2 2014 Funding and M&A Report

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

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...

WEBCASTS

Successfully Integrating Solar: A Proactive Approach

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Improving Safety, Reducing Fuel Costs Through Effective Fleet Management

Effective fleet management helps to improve driver safety, reduce fuel spend, and impro...

Doing Business in Europe – in partnership with GWEC, the Global Wind Ene...

There is now 128.8 GW of installed wind energy capacity in the EU (approximately 120.6 ...

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