James Montgomery's Articles

- March 05, 2014

US Solar Celebrates Records in 2013, Big Trends Coming in 2014

Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the U.S. topped 4.78 GW in 2013, an increase of 41 percent over 2012, according to the annual market review and outlook published today by the...

- March 03, 2014

Five Lessons That US Offshore Wind Must Learn from Europe

The nascent U.S. offshore wind industry has some big hurdles to jump, from more broadly raising support and awareness of its benefits to simply getting first steel in the water to prove...

- March 03, 2014

Guessing Game: Tesla's Gigafactory and Energy Storage Aims

Tesla made a splash last week with its proposed $5 billion "Gigafactory" and its eye-popping numbers: a 10 million square foot facility on an entire land area of 500-1,000 acres, with...

- February 27, 2014

Charting Offshore Wind's Next Course

A conference this week in Boston packed some deep discussions about the U.S. offshore wind industry's progress, and opportunities and challenges ahead, from coordinating state and federal...

- February 26, 2014

Solar Financing Models: Swimming Around the Sharks in the Water

A panel presentation last Friday at the MIT Energy Conference explored the evolution of financing sources for solar energy, particularly distributed generation, that are bringing new...

- February 24, 2014

Powering the US with Renewables: A State-By-State Roadmap

What does it take to convert a city, a state, a nation, to 100 percent renewable energy? Many countries are giving it a go with very ambitious goals to be 100-percent powered by renewable...

- February 19, 2014

SunEdison Launches Yieldco to Unearth, Leverage Solar Asset Values

Six weeks into the new year and we're already seeing another example of anticipated innovations in renewable energy finance: SunEdison's planned "yieldco" IPO aimed at unlocking the...

- February 13, 2014

Wind Energy 2014 Outlook: Major Markets Recover, Battling Policy and Grid Concerns

Preliminary estimates suggest worldwide wind energy installations were 34-35 GW in 2013, "a substantial dropoff" from a record-setting 2012, according to Steve Sawyer, Secretary General...

- February 12, 2014

Go-Time for Solar CSP: Ivanpah, Crescent Dunes Switch On

It's a utility-scale concentrating solar (CSP) two-fer this week: Crescent Dunes kicks off its commissioning process, while Ivanpah's official dedication follows a month of on-again/off-again...

- February 11, 2014

US Appeals to WTO: Stop India's Solar Domestic Content Provisions

Almost exactly one year to the day after launching an initial probe into India's solar energy policies, the U.S. yesterday officially followed through by filing a petition with the...

James Montgomery

James Montgomery

Jim is Associate Editor for RenewableEnergyWorld.com, covering the solar and wind beats. He previously was news editor for Solid State Technology and Photovoltaics World, and has covered semiconductor manufacturing and related industries,...

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