Bloomberg News Editors's Articles

- July 30, 2014

SMA Solar to Cut 600 More Jobs and Lower Full-Year Forecast Citing Weak Demand

SMA Solar Technology AG, Germany’s biggest solar company, said it may lose as much as 45 million euros ($60 million) this year because of “stagnating” demand in the solar industry....

- July 30, 2014

France Spurs Efficiency, Renewables with $13.4 Billion Energy Plan

France’s planned energy law will mobilize about €10 billion (US $13.4 billion) in investment through tax credits and low-interest loans to spur efficiency and renewable power, Environment...

- July 30, 2014

Brazil's First Solar-specific Power Auction Draws 10.8 GW of Interest

Solar energy developers in Brazil applied to sell power from 400 power plants in the country’s first national energy auction with a specific category for photovoltaic projects.

- July 29, 2014

BMW Offers Fast Battery Chargers to Help Electric Vehicle Sales

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, the world’s biggest maker of luxury vehicles, is offering drivers of the i3 city car speedier and smaller auto-battery chargers in an effort to make driving...

- July 28, 2014

China Solar Projects Poised to Fuel Rebound in Panel Prices

JA Solar Holdings Co. expects solar panel prices in China to recover as developers scale up projects and government measures encourage developments.

- July 25, 2014

German Utilities Paid to Stabilize Grid Due to Increased Wind and Solar

Germany’s push toward renewable energy is causing so many drops and surges from wind and solar power that more utilities than ever are receiving money from the grids to help stabilize...

- July 25, 2014

Orix Plans to Build as Many as 15 Small-scale Geothermal Plants in Japan

Orix Corp., a Tokyo-based finance and leasing company, plans to build as many as 15 geothermal power stations in Japan in the next five years.

- July 24, 2014

India Plans Its Biggest Solar Power Auction with 1,500 Megawatts

India plans to auction 1,500 megawatts of solar-power capacity in its biggest tender yet, saying photovoltaics may supply power as cheaply as coal five years earlier than it expected...

- July 24, 2014

UK Announces $340 Million Renewable Power Contract Auction

The U.K. said renewable-power projects will compete for guaranteed payments worth more than 200 million pounds ($340 million) a year as part of its first auction of contracts to spur...

- July 24, 2014

EU Approves UK Payments for Renewables, Capacity Guarantees

The European Commission approved the U.K. government’s renewable energy contracts and so-called capacity payments, saying the program that benefits power plants complies with state-aid...

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