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Testing Heats Up at Sandia's Solar Tower

Rebecca Brock, Sandia National Lab Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles. This month, engineers lifted Sandia’s continuously recirculating fallin...

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Testing Heats Up at Sandia's Solar Tower

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar ener...

Behavioral Economics and the Solar PV Industry

Behavioral economic theory holds that human interactions are complex and that economic ...

‘Snail’s Pace’ in Climate Talks, Weak Pledges Frustrate UN Chief

The secretary general of the United Nations is frustrated with the pace of negotiations...

New Tool Helps Utilities Manage the Rapidly Growing Community Solar Market

Community solar projects are among the fastest growing solar segments in the U.S with s...

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California Power Bill Overhaul Threatens Home Solar Growth

Mark Chediak, Bloomberg July 2, 2015

California is poised to overhaul the way consumers pay for power in a move that could slow the growth of solar in the state.

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Germany Gives Dirtiest Coal Plants Six Years for Phase Out

Stefan Nicola and Tino Andresen, Bloomberg July 2, 2015 German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said 13 percent of power stations burning lignite, a cheap form of coal, would be phased out by 2021 under a program to cut power industry pollution. The government abandoned talks on...

The Rapid Rise of Residential Energy Storage

Markus Elsässer, Solar Promotion International (Intersolar) July 2, 2015 Energy storage is heralded as the critical technology that will make widespread adoption of renewable energy possible. Storage bottles sunlight, addressing a key drawback to solar energy — that it can’t provide electricity...

Clean Energy Companies Beat the Stock Market

Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg View July 1, 2015 Stocks of clean-energy companies are proving to be better investments than those of companies that produce most of the Western Hemisphere's power, and are outperforming the rest of the stock market as well. The evidence is...

Testing Heats Up at Sandia's Solar Tower

Rebecca Brock, Sandia National Lab July 1, 2015 Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles. This month, engineers lifted Sandia’s continuo...

India Seeks International Developers To Build Its 100-GW Solar Market

Anindya Upadhyay and Rajesh Kumar Singh, Bloomberg June 30, 2015 India will soon invite bids for its first dollar-linked solar power contracts, seeking to cut costs and woo investment as Prime Minister Narendra Modi targets an unprecedented expansion in clean energy. State-owned NTPC Lt...

Advanced Energy Retreats from Solar Inverter Market

Cormac Gilligan, IHS Technology June 30, 2015 US inverter supplier Advanced Energy yesterday announced it would wind down its solar inverter business having failed to attract a buyer for this part of its business. This follows intense competition and price pressure du...

Behavioral Economics and the Solar PV Industry

Paula Mints June 30, 2015 Behavioral economic theory holds that human interactions are complex and that economic motivations include nuance beyond that of maximizing utility. This is certainly true of the global solar industry as throughout its his...

What Is the Value of Solar Energy + Storage?

Andrew Burger, Contributor June 29, 2015 What's the true, overall value of combined “behind the meter” energy storage plus solar PV deployment to U.S. power utilities and their customers? That's the big question facing stakeholders in Hawaii and other U.S. states...

‘Snail’s Pace’ in Climate Talks, Weak Pledges Frustrate UN Chief

Alex Nussbaum, Bloomberg June 29, 2015 The secretary general of the United Nations is frustrated with the pace of negotiations for what’s intended to be a crucial agreement limiting global warming. Climate change pledges submitted so far from the world’s leadin...

Listen Up: The Solar Maintenance Myth

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World June 29, 2015 Why are rooftop solar systems so reliable? First, because the solar panels themselves have zero moving parts, use tempered glass and anodized aluminum (better than most windows and skylights), and are covered by a 25 year ...

Sunrun IPO Expected Soon

Justin Doom, Bloomberg June 26, 2015 Sunrun Inc., a developer of rooftop solar systems, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq. The San Francisco-based company is seeking to raise as much as $100 million, according to a filing Thursday wit...

Solar Overcapacity Remains in China as Yingli Turns to Crowdfunding Projects

Doug Young Two solar energy stories are showing how overcapacity continues to haunt the sector two years after it began to emerge from a major downturn. The first involves a desperate-looking fund-raising plan from the struggling Ying...

Is Solar+Storage Worth it in Hawaii? Yes, and in California and Pennsylvania and Virginia…

Seth Mullendore 07/01/2015 The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) recently enlisted Clean Power Research (CPR) to create a methodology for valuing customer-sited behind-the-meter solar+storage systems in the state of Hawaii. The report detail...

Solar Net Metering a Subsidy to Utilities?

John Farrell When Robert Nohavec of Park City, Utah; Jabbar Graham from Cherry Hill, New Jersey; and Don Born, of Waldoboro, Maine installed solar on their homes, they had something unexpected in common. They were all giving back ...

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Electrical Energy Storage to Make Wind and Solar PV Resources Disptatchable

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Doing Business in South Africa – in partnership with GWEC, the Global Wi...

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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...

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