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Smart Investments: Ditch Your CD for Renewable Energy Yieldco Dividends

Susan Kraemer, Correspondent Renewable energy yieldcos have gain traction in the past few years, and are certainly making it easier to develop projects. But many don’t realize that yieldcos also offer solid financial benefits for the average person whose only brush with inves...

PRESS RELEASES

Solectria Introduces the PVI 36TL Transformerless Three-Phase String Inv...

Solectria – A Yaskawa Company, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced the i...

DuraTrack HZ v3 Tracking System Commissioned in Northern New Mexico

Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), the global standard for single-axis trackers, has commi...

Intersolar AWARD: Finalists announced for the solar industry innovation ...

The finalists for the Intersolar AWARD have been chosen with just under a month to go b...

"Luminex Corporation (LMNX) Product Pipeline Analysis 2015 Update Size,T...

Research Report on "Luminex Corporation (LMNX) Product Pipeline Analysis 2015 Update ...

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Quantifying Returns: Does Energy Storage Coupled with PV Offer Big Savings?

Still in their infancy, battery-based intelligent storage systems haven't built up the ...

Yingli Seeks to Reassure Investors After Stock Plunge

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., the second-largest panel maker said it’s con...

First Anniversary of The Balkan Floods Highlights Renewable Energy Marke...

One year ago this month, severe flooding in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia kill...

What's In A Name? That Which We Call A Solar Microgrid Is By Any Other N...

A few years ago in a solar marketing department near you an enterprising executive had ...

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Risk and reward

Managing the Risks of Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries

Jeffrey Karp, Jim Wrathall and Morgan Gerard, Sullivan & Worcester May 29, 2015 Driven by rapid expansion in developing countries, renewables are becoming a significant source of the world’s power.  According to the United Nations Environmental Programme’s (UNEP) 9th “Global Trends in Renewable E...
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US Companies Invest Millions in Ukraine Bioenergy Despite Turbulent Policy

Vladislav Vorotnikov, International Correspondent May 27, 2015 Massachusetts-based Briggs Capital plans to invest US$250 million in the Ukraine bioenergy sector within the next several years, according to its CEO Rhode Robertson. The announcement was made amid significant problems in ...
Solar panels

The A-to-Z of PPAs, And How a New Boom in Solar Is Just Beginning

Megan Birney, Wiser Capital May 27, 2015 A new solar industry boom is upon us, and this one is here to stay. Finally widespread, mid-scale commercial solar projects are becoming a reality and the catalyst is third-party ownership, accelerated by innovation in pow...
Mining

Powering African Mines: What Role Will Renewables Play in Addressing Mining’s Current Power Crisis?

Elizabeth Judd, Correspondent May 27, 2015 Anglo American Platinum is stepping up its investigation of renewables now that South Africa’s main energy utility, Eskom, is experiencing energy shortfalls. “This is a very big challenge for us,” says Gerhard van den Berg...
Solar energy and wind energy

Wind and Solar Account for 100 Percent of New US Generating Capacity in April

Kenneth Bossong, Sun Day Campaign May 26, 2015 In what is becoming a frequent occurrence, if not predictable pattern, renewable energy sources once again dominate in the latest federal monthly update on new electrical generating capacity brought into service in the Uni...
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Listen Up: Affordable Solar Panels Made in the USA

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World May 26, 2015 Most of my rooftop solar customers express a preference for buying "Made in the U.S.A.” solar panels. And they were willing to pay a premium for domestically manufactured panels. But because there were very few U.S. m...

Quantifying Returns: Does Energy Storage Coupled with PV Offer Big Savings?

Andrew Burger, Contributor May 24, 2015

Still in their infancy, battery-based intelligent storage systems haven't built up the performance track record most banks and investors like to see when committing capital to a new technology, project or company.

Renewable energy jobs

Global Renewable Energy Employment Surges 18 Percent to 7.7 Million

Andrew Burger, Correspondent May 22, 2015 Ongoing growth in renewable energy investment and deployment is creating jobs worldwide — and lots of them. This job growth is helping governments address a fundamental economic problem plaguing developed and developing co...
Beach sand

Italian Company Uses Sun-Heated Sand to Produce Energy

Flavia Rotondi and Alessandra Migliaccio, Bloomberg May 21, 2015

Italy’s well-known sun and sand form the basis of many beach holidays. An Italian company has also found another purpose for the combination: energy production.

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Panasonic Ramps Up Japanese Solar Manufacturing to Meet Domestic Rooftop Demand

Junko Movellan, Correspondent May 21, 2015 Panasonic Corp, a Japanese electronics company, announced that it will expand its domestic solar cell and module production to meet the rooftop solar demand in Japan. The company will invest a total of 9.5 billion yen (US$...

Renewable Energy Is Beginning To Power Africa

Andrew Burger, Contributor May 21, 2015 According to the International Energy Agency, sub-Saharan Africa will require more than $300 billion in investment to achieve universal electricity access by 2030. Committing more than $7 billion in U.S. government support...

Renewable Power Can Now Flow All Over Europe

Rachel Morison and Weixin Zha May 20, 2015 After almost two years of delays, Germany, France and their neighbors in central-western Europe connected their electricity markets on Wednesday under a system that lets prices dictate where power flows between countries. ...

Make Mom Care: A Solar Industry Commencement Speech for 2015

Tor 'Solar Fred' Valenza Friends, faculty, parents, and graduates of 2015. I’m honored not to be standing in front of you today, 'cause let's face it. I'm no Elon Musk, and you're online and anxious to get on with finding a job that pays eno...

Electric Utility Industry Created Their Own Air Pollution Permits, Held Private Meetings With Texas Regulators

Matt Kasper Emails obtained and released today by the Environmental Integrity Project show that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) worked behind closed doors with the state’s electric power trade association and...

Riding the Winds of Change

Natasha Juhasz After the 2015 American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Windpower Conference, fiber optics and wind power are particularly timely topics. People often fail to realize that the many uses of optical fiber include industrial n...

RESOURCES

Solar + Storage: Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges

The convergence of solar and energy storage applications is under way. The combined app...

Storage Enters the Global Stage: What’s the value proposition for your ...

For electricity storage, the events of the last two years have shown that the skepticis...

Doing Business in Brazil – in partnership with GWEC, the Global Wind Ene...

Brazil is one of the most promising markets for wind energy.  Ranked 10th globally...

Solar 2015 Funding and M&A Reports Bundle

Mercom Capital Group’s Solar Funding and M&A Reports are comprehensive high-qu...

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DuraTrack™ HZLA solar tracker

Get up to 25% more power from your PV system by using the DuraTrack™ HZLA*. This single...

DuraTrack™ HZ single-axis solar tracker

Array Technologies’ DuraTrack™ HZ Solar Tracker optimally balances performance with hig...

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SPI 2015 - EcoFasten Solar will be at booth #6320

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Training: Meeting NEC 2014 Code Compliance - Installer Challenges a...

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Spring marks the beginning of solar installation season across much of t...

Sales Professional As Symphony Conductor

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