Solar Energy News

Paul Hockenos - 39 minutes ago

German Experts Lock Horns over Storage

Until recently, the going orthodoxy among supporters of Germany’s Energiewende, or clean energy transition, was that storage capacity for electricity was vital to expanding renewables...

Bloomberg News Editors - October 29, 2014

Are Environmental Regulations Causing US Utility Bills to Surge?

U.S. electricity markets face years of higher prices as clean-air regulations shut more coal-fired power plants than earlier forecast, cutting supply and forcing producers to rely more...

Bloomberg News Editors - October 29, 2014

Poor Nations Go for Solar, Wind at Twice the Pace of Rich Ones

Emerging markets are installing renewable energy projects at almost twice the rate of developed nations, a report concluded.

Jennifer Runyon - October 28, 2014

From Ashes to Energy: $1 Billion Alevo Battery Factory Surges On the Scene

Having worked in stealth mode for the past 10 years, German researchers and serial entrepreneur Jostein Eikeland have developed a new battery chemistry that they claim is non-combustible...

Bloomberg News Editors - October 28, 2014

US Solar Boom Boosts European Manufacturers REC and Solarworld

Solarworld AG and REC Solar ASA are benefiting from a boom in solar-energy installations in the U.S. that outweigh a decline in their European home markets.

Bloomberg News Editors - October 27, 2014

EU Leaders Agree To Tough Carbon Regulations to Spur Renewable Energy Development and Fight Climate Change

European Union leaders backed the most-ambitious carbon emissions goals of any major economy, in a bid to crank up pressure on the U.S. and China ahead of climate talks in December...

Jennifer Runyon - October 27, 2014

SolarWorld To US Solar Developers: “We Want the Same Things”

When Rhone Resch opened Solar Power International 2014 by telling the industry that it needs to fight for solar the same way that the Koch Brothers fight for coal, he probably wasn’t...

Meg Cichon - October 24, 2014

SolarCity Broadens Its Financial Reach in the Barely Tapped Residential Market

Residential solar has soared in the past several years, with installation demand expected to soon surpass 1 GW of capacity. Much of this growth is due to the introduction of solar leasing....

Bloomberg News Editors - October 24, 2014

Australia Seeks to Reduce Renewable Energy Target to ‘Real’ 20 Percent

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government will negotiate with the opposition to cut Australia’s renewable energy target and exempt industries such as aluminum and copper smelting.

Bloomberg News Editors - October 24, 2014

Viable Battery Backup for Rooftop Solar Still Years Away

Using batteries to retain energy from rooftop solar systems will be too expensive for at least two years, according to industry executives.

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