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The Rapid Rise of Residential Energy Storage

Markus Elsässer, Solar Promotion International (Intersolar) July 2, 2015 Energy storage is heralded as the critical technology that will make widespread adoption of renewable energy possible. Storage bottles sunlight, addressing a key drawback to solar energy ...

Behavioral Economics and the Solar PV Industry

Paula Mints June 30, 2015 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 s...

Intersolar Europe 2015: Spirits Up, Stats Down

William P. Hirshman, Contributor June 25, 2015 Intersolar Europe, billed at the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry, is indeed big. But Intersolar Europe 2015, one of five Intersolar-branded gatherings around the globe e...
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IRS Issues Solar Tax Equity Memo Stating the Obvious

David Burton and Richard Page, Akin Gump June 23, 2015 On Friday, the IRS issued a heavily redacted Chief Counsel Advice (“CCA”) memorandum, that addresses the intersection of solar investment tax credit partnership flip transactions and...
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The Common Goals of the Pope and Clean Energy

Paul Stinson, EDF June 22, 2015 Pope Francis turned a keen eye toward the environment and the problem of climate change with his encyclical,“Laudato Si” (“Praised Be”). As a clean energy advocate, I’m heartened tha...
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Listen Up: Does Solar Increase the Value of my House?

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World June 19, 2015 I bet you don’t know that there is a home improvement investment that you can make that will increase the value of your house more than the investment cost. It’s not remodeling your bathr...
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Deeper Capital Markets for Renewable Energy

Tomas Gardfors and Ann Vesely, Norton Rose Fulbright June 18, 2015 Following the global financial crisis, a more diversified funding market is developing in Europe. Institutional investors are helping to fill the funding gap left by the contraction in ba...
Offshore wind farm

Securing Offshore Wind Energy Finance Is Just One Step

Richard Heap, A Word About Wind June 16, 2015 Securing finance is a vital step for any project, but it is just one step. We were reminded of this last month when utility E.On announced it had reached financial close on the £1.3 ...
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Is Utility-Scale Solar Growth Economically Viable?

Philip Wolfe, Wiki-Solar June 16, 2015 The recent growth in utility-scale solar has been explosive in relative terms. Because the start point was so low however, this still represents a small proportion of global electricity g...

Listen Up: Charging Your Electric Vehicle

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World June 12, 2015 Electric vehicles are great: they’re affordable, great for the environment and low maintenance. And where electric rates are low — or if you have rooftop solar power — EVs are cheaper to ...

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