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What Is the Value of Solar Energy + Storage?

Andrew Burger, Contributor June 29, 2015 What's the true, overall value of combined “behind the meter” energy storage plus solar PV deployment to U.S. power utilities and their customers? That's the big question facing stakehold...

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

Alex Nussbaum, Bloomberg June 29, 2015 The secretary general of the United Nations is frustrated with the pace of negotiations for what’s intended to be a crucial agreement limiting global warming. Climate change pledges submi...

Listen Up: The Solar Maintenance Myth

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World June 29, 2015 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 skylig...

Sunrun IPO Expected Soon

Justin Doom, Bloomberg June 26, 2015 Sunrun Inc., a developer of rooftop solar systems, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq. The San Francisco-based company is seeking to raise as much as $100 million,...
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New Tool Helps Utilities Manage the Rapidly Growing Community Solar Market

Vince Font, Contributing Editor June 26, 2015 Community solar projects are among the fastest growing solar segments in the U.S with some estimates forecasting that community solar initiatives will be responsible for the addition of 5...
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A 9-Minute Guide To Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change

Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest June 25, 2015 Pope Francis issued Laudato si’ (Praise Be to You) On the care for our common home, his second encyclical, concerning Catholic doctrine with respect to climate change,...

Australian Renewable Energy Law Paves Way for $11 Billion in Projects

James Paton, Bloomberg June 25, 2015

Long-frustrated wind and solar developers in Australia can now get to work on more than A$14 billion ($11 billion) in projects after a new renewable energy target passed parliament.

Battery Second Use Offsets Electric Vehicle Expenses, Improves Grid Stability

Anya Breitenbach, NREL June 25, 2015 Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have the potential to dramatically drive down consumption of carbon-based fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the relatively high price of thes...
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Republicans and Democrats Back Bill to Level the Playing Field for Renewable Energy

Vince Font, Contributing Editor June 24, 2015 U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Jerry Moran are leading a bipartisan effort to reintroduce tax code legislation aimed at leveling the playing field for renewable energy investment. The Mast...

US Department of Energy To Fund Bioenergy Technologies Incubators

Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest June 24, 2015 In Washington, the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy said that it intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled “Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2" ...

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