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Making a Match: How Solar Companies and Banks Hook Up

Jennifer Runyon The announcements are fairly frequent: SunPower Partners with Admirals Bank for $200 Million Solar Loan Program, Deutsche Bank to Lend $1 Billion for Japanese Solar Projects, Financing Partnerships Drive North Carolina's Solar Boom. The reasons fo...

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CLIMATE EXPERT MIXES HOPE WITH FEAR IN ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHALLENGES

Jacob Scherr is the Senior Advisor of Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Intern...

New travel grants to study renewable energy and energy efficiency in Ger...

The Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the Renewables Academy (RENAC), co-...

American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI) Announces Startup Green Innov...

Startup Green is an innovation and accelerator program of the American Renewable Energ...

Canadian Solar Schedules Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call

Canadian Solar will hold an earnings conference call on Tuesday, August 18 at 5 pm EST.

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Making a Match: How Solar Companies and Banks Hook Up

The announcements are fairly frequent: SunPower Partners with Admirals Bank for $200 Mi...

California Approves Distributed Energy Resource Providers To Aggregate R...

If you live in California, there’s a chance that a neighbor with rooftop solar panels w...

Tesla CTO: Bulk Energy Storage Will Grow Much Faster Than People Expect

At the standing-room-only opening keynote at Intersolar 2015, all the talk was on the f...

Is the Spanish Government Putting the Brakes on Solar PV?

Spain's Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Transport announced this spring that it would...

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Hybrid solar minigrid to power Tanzanian island village

Tildy Bayar July 31, 2015

A hybrid solar photovoltaic-battery energy storage-diesel minigrid project aims to provide power for around 400 households in the remote island village of Lake Victoria (pictured) in Tanzania. 

World Moves Toward 100 Percent Renewable Energy – First Electricity, Then Heating/Cooling, and Finally Transportation

Junko Movellan, Correspondent July 31, 2015 The exclusive use of energy from renewable resources in at least one sector has now become a feasible goal for 8 countries. Diane Moss, Founding Director of Renewables 100 Policy Institute, discussed this remarkable develo...

Solar power growth impacting UK electricity sector

Diarmaid Williams July 30, 2015

Q2 of 2015 saw a large increase in the generation of electricity from solar PV in the UK, with the growth having a significant impact on electricity market prices and other supply factors.

PACE Finance Opening Doors for C&I Solar In California

Susan Kraemer, Correspondent July 30, 2015 With its excellent renewable policy, California leads the nation in solar. Over the years both the Renewable Portfolio Standard and the California Solar Initiative drove utility scale and residential solar deployment. But ...

US Clean Power Plan Could Include Carbon Trading

Mark Drajem, Bloomberg July 30, 2015 Some businesses that back President Barack Obama’s plan to curb greenhouse gases are making a late lobbying push to add an element similar to a cap-and-trade program. With the administration set this week or next to unveil...

Why the Future of the Yieldco Is at Risk

Haresh Patel July 29, 2015 In the past two years, the proliferation of YieldCos, and their ability to open new sources of capital for renewable energy projects, has captured the attention of the energy industry. While a YieldCo’s potential to cataly...

Schneider Electric and Saft Partner on Corsican Solar-Energy Storage Project

Andrew Burger July 29, 2015 Lithium-ion batteries will be used to store PV energy produced by two new solar energy installations and dispatch it to the grid on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. Supplied by Saft, each 1-MWh advanced battery ...

Listen Up: Vampires Sucking Power from your House

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World July 29, 2015 Here’s a nightmare for you: at night, when you’re asleep and you think things are quiet, there are vampires sucking power out of your house and increasing your electric bill. The fact of the matter is that every plugged in...

Hawaiian PV Solar Developers Anxious over PUC Decision on 220 MW of Solar Power for the State

Andrew Burger July 28, 2015 Project developers in Hawai'i eagerly anticipate a Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decision on seven utility-scale solar PV installations with a total capacity of some 220 MWac. Though unconfirmed, word is that the Hawai...

Floridians Seek To Let the Sunshine In Via Solar Power PPAs

Mike Antheil July 28, 2015 Florida, the Sunshine State, is infamously unfriendly to the solar market. Despite the abundance of prime sunshine, which ranks the state third in the nation for solar potential, less that 1/10th of 1 percent of Florida’s ...

Welspun Commissions 52-MW Solar Power Plant in India

Vince Font July 27, 2015 Leading Indian solar developer Welspun Renewables has commissioned the construction of a massive solar plant in the state of Maharashtra. The planned 52-megawatt (MW) solar plant will be located in the city of Baramati. Th...

Major US Corporations Pledge To Increase Renewable Energy Usage, Decrease Carbon Footprint

Justin Sink, Bloomberg July 27, 2015 Executives from 13 major U.S. corporations are announcing at least $140 billion in new investments to decrease their carbon footprints as part of a White House initiative to recruit private commitments ahead of a United Na...

Should Utilities Own Energy Storage?

Seth Mullendore Energy storage is a difficult resource to pin down. When it’s charging, it can be an electrical load. When it’s discharging, it can be a generator. Energy storage can be a demand response resource. It can provid...

Harnessing Africa’s Renewable Energy Potential for Sustainable Development

Zev Rosenzweig Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, with a GDP growth averaging between 3.1 percent and 6.6 percent over the past ten years (African Economic Outlook 2014). Its population is expected to reach 1.9 bil...

SolarCity MyPower Review - Part 1

Chris Blevins Being one of the most popular loan packages in the solar market today, it’s remarkable that SolarCity’s MyPower option has not yet received a thorough industry review. The media generally touts it as being the s...

RESOURCES

Making the Right Call – How the Wireless World can Cut Costs with Smart ...

For wireless carriers, controlling energy and operating costs has always been a signifi...

Electrical Energy Storage to Make Wind and Solar PV Resources Disptatchable

The transitioning to a lower carbon emissions path in most regions of the world has dri...

Free Lecture: What Business Are Elective Utilities In? Opportunities fro...

The traditional mission of an electric utility – providing affordable, reliable, resili...

Free Lecture: Photovoltaic Project Development Using RETScreen 4

This is a free opportunity for you to use RETScreen to model a solar PV project from st...

PRODUCTS

MONOCRYSTALLINE X-CELLS

WHY MOTECH CELLS?Motech has been in the PV industry for over 10 years, backed by over 3...

Enlighten Monitoring

The Enlighten software platform provides solar professionals and system owners with ong...

MULTICRYSTALLINE I-CELLS

WHY MOTECH CELLS?Motech has been in the PV industry for over 10 years, backed by over 3...

Enlighten Monitoring Service

The Enlighten service provides an unprecedented level of intelligence to solar system o...

REPORTS

Wind Q1 2014 Funding and M&A Report

Mercom Capital Group’s Wind Funding and M&A Reports are comprehensive hig...

Wind Q2 2014 Funding and M&A Report

Mercom Capital Group’s Wind Funding and M&A Reports are comprehensive hig...

Solar Q4 and Annual 2014 Funding and M&A report

Mercom Capital Group’s Q4 and Annual Solar Funding and M&A Report is a comprehensiv...

WEBCASTS

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

Wind Energy in South Africa has been expanding dramatically, growing from 10 MW install...

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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