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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 and supply locally generated renewable electricity. The Fukushima nuc...
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 Holding SAE, forming a partnership to sell solar panels and related servic...
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 that power homes in Europe, starting in Germany, where people are given g...
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, Md. The Seattle-based company on Aug. 18 submitted to the Maryland Pu...
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 to participate in the California Solar Initiative thermal low-income p...
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 announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office is maki...
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 to buy solar power electricity directly from someone other than an el...
energy storage

Energy Storage Surging as More U.S. States Look to Batteries

Mark Chediak, Bloomberg September 3, 2015 The use of energy-storage systems is surging in the U.S. as power companies show increasing interest in the technology designed to backstop wind and solar farms and smooth out electricity...
offshore wind

Hitachi Plans to Add Production Line for Offshore Wind Parts

Chisaki Watanabe, Bloomberg September 2, 2015 Hitachi Ltd. plans to expand its reach into the market for offshore wind projects by adding a production line to make the parts of a turbine that house key components such as the gear box...
solar net metering

Lithuanian Net Metering Hits Snag from Outset

Linas Jegelevicius September 2, 2015 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...

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