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Biomass Plant Generates Electricity and Opportunity for UK Community

The Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant, a straw-fired combined heat and power plant in predominantly agricultural Lincolnshire, UK, provides environmental, financial, and social benefits to its community and to the country, strengthening the ties between the power industry and those it serves.

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...
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SMA Sunny Central 1850-US and 2200-US Inverters Earn UL Certification

SMA has received UL certification for two of its newest central inverter models: the Su...

Melwood Expands Sustainability Efforts; Installs One of the Largest Sola...

Maryland’s leading nonprofit organization serving people with differing abilities, Melw...

SunEdison Completes 2.5 Megawatt System For Cecil County School Of Techn...

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, ...

Pocomoke City Goes Solar With 2.1 Megawatt System From SunEdison

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, ...

EDITORS' PICKS

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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Renewable energy jobs

Global Renewable Energy Employment Surges 18 Percent to 7.7 Million

Andrew Burger, Correspondent May 22, 2015 Ongoing growth in renewable energy investment and deployment is creating jobs worldwide — and lots of them. This job growth is helping governments address a fundamental economic problem plaguing developed and developing co...
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.

Panasonic Japan solar module manufacturing

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 Rehabilitation Project at 64-MW Hydroelectric Facility

Greg B Poindexter, HydroWorld.com 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...
GE Digital Wind Farm

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...

Solarites or Solar-lites? The Revolution from A to Z

William Hirshman 05/22/2015 PV and ME presents the results of the first annual — and grossly incomplete — ABC’s of great and not-so great Solar Revolutionaries. Solar Revolutionary RankingLow  — 1   2   3&n...

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...

RESOURCES

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...

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

Brazil is one of the most promising markets for wind energy.  Ranked 10th globally...

Solar 2015 Funding and M&A Reports Bundle

Mercom Capital Group’s Solar Funding and M&A Reports are comprehensive high-qu...

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Eco-44R Solar Roof Mount Bracket System for Low Slope Roofing - Ferrules

The Eco-44R bracket system is designed to be installed with all known flat roofing mate...

Eco-65 Solar Roof Mount Bracket System for Low Slope Roofing - Wood Blocking

The Eco-65 bracket system is designed to be installed with all known flat roofing mater...

ASGU Clamps - the solution for mounting just about anything, to any standing seam roof

ASGU Clamps. manufactured by Sister company Alpine SnowGuards, are easy to install, ext...

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Solar + Storage: Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges

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

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

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

Doing Business in Brazil – in partnership with GWEC, the Global Win...

Brazil is one of the most promising markets for wind energy.  Ranke...

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Substrate Feeder for Biogas Facilities

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Can We Just Allow Florida To Be The Sunshine State?

We attended Solar Power Southeast, a regional solar show put on by&...

The Outlook for Midwest Solar

Our whirlwind solar conference tour continues! Yesterday we touched down...

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