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The Big Question: Do Domestic Content Rules Help or Hurt Renewables?

Over the past few years the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been called upon to investigate cases of domestic content rules (DCR, also known as local content rules or LCR) in renewable...

James Montgomery - July 18, 2013

The Case for Distributed Energy Storage

There's a fundamental dichotomy in U.S. energy infrastructure. Power is mostly produced from resources inland, but most of the consumption is in the major population centers along the...

Meg Cichon - July 16, 2013

Is Fracking for Enhanced Geothermal Systems the Same as Fracking for Natural Gas?

The U.S. geothermal industry recently scored a big win when its first enhanced geothermal system (EGS) project went online in April. ORMAT was able to stimulate a previously unproductive...

David Appleyard - July 15, 2013

Financing India's Small Hydro Capacity

India's scope for hydropower development is vast. Close to 150 GW of theoretical potential exists in the country today, with an estimated 84 GW of economically exploitable capacity,...

Elisa Wood - July 12, 2013

Doing Good by Doing Solar

For those of us who live in communities traversed by power lines, it's hard to imagine life without electricity. But large swaths of the globe remain without this modern necessity....

Bruce Dorminey - July 10, 2013

Are Beer and Cigarettes the New Bioenergy?

Don Draper and fellow “Mad Men” would likely be horrified, but alcohol and tobacco — long joined at the hip by chain smokers and heavy drinkers — are countering the U.S.’ current aversion...

Jennifer Runyon - July 05, 2013

Could Utility-Scale Solar Financing with Bonds Be the New Normal?

In late April, concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) manufacturer and solar project developer Soitec announced that it had finalised a bond that will be used to finance a portion of its 44...

Jennifer Runyon - June 24, 2013

From Debt Equity to Tax Equity: How To Entice New U.S. Solar Investors

At this year's PV America conference, Jennifer Runyon spoke with Conor McKenna from Reznick Capital Market Securities, Tim Short, Capital Dynamics and Laura Jones of Hunton and Williams....

Tildy Bayar - June 14, 2013

Trendspotting in Renewables Investment: Who Is (and Who Isn't) Investing, and Why?

Investment in renewable energy is changing, with those who were once the backbone of the market pulling out and new entrants increasingly taking up the slack.

James Montgomery - June 12, 2013

New PV Module Encapsulation Materials Led By New Cell Types

Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is a recipe of highly engineered materials and components, sandwiched with specific functions and working together to harness sunlight and convert...

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