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Diarmaid Williams - April 24, 2015

Represent Renewables: One Week Left to Enter PEI's EMEA Project of the Year Awards

Power Engineering International has launched the EMEA Projects of the Year, which will seek to highlight the best in power plant construction across Europe, the Middle East and Africa....

Rhone Resch - April 22, 2015

Growth of Solar Energy Another Reason to Celebrate Earth Day

In 1970, the first ever Earth Day was held to demonstrate broad global support for environmental protection. At the time, the world’s population stood at 3.63 billion. Today, that number...

Sol Systems - April 15, 2015

Prepaid PPAs: Nice, but “Nichey”

For commercial and small utility-scale solar, the prepaid PPA is a great idea — in theory. By prepaying for expected generation over the contract term, the long term price that the...

Sol Systems - April 13, 2015

Stall on Takeoff: NYSERDA Program Re-Emerges, Still Lacks Rooftop Opportunities

When NYSERDA announced on March 26 that they were withdrawing their >200-kW Megawatt Block program from launch for significant revision, we confess that we were optimistic.  Reportedly,...

Rhone Resch - April 09, 2015

Almost Unnoticed, Solar Energy Starting to Make Big Strides Across Midwest

With more than 8,000 companies now operating nationwide, solar energy has become one of the fastest-growing industries in America — thanks, in large part, to remarkable growth on both...

Sol Systems - April 08, 2015

Making Residual Value Real: Where is Solar's Emilio Estevez?

It is no secret that costs of capital must decrease to make distributed generation a massively scaling resource. And, as costs of capital steadily decrease, the “residual value” — what...

Energy and Mines - March 31, 2015

Renewables Are Customizing PPAs for Mining Industry, But More Dialogue Necessary

Goldcorp’s Chilean operations has dedicated time and effort to exploring renewable energy for its 200 MW El Morro project, which has encountered delays because the company’s environmental...

Rhone Resch - March 30, 2015

Solar, Wind Industries Release ‘How-To’ Handbook for Cutting Carbon Emissions

For states looking to meet new obligations under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) have jointly published...

UnThink Solar - March 19, 2015

What If Your Solar Company’s Design Engineers Could Be Known for This?

Solar power may be best known for powering rooftops and pole mounted arrays, but we’re starting to hear about some creative new applications. I’m not just talking about the solar planes, yachts, bike...

Nigel Morris - March 17, 2015

Dear Government of Australia: The Energy Prosperity Future Mega Super Plan

Dear Prime Minister Abbott, Is it okay I if call you Tony? Tony, mate, I was thinking about you this morning as I read the paper and since its been a while since I’ve written to you,...

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