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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...

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Reality Check: Maybe Energy Storage Isn't Ready for Prime Time

Highlighting the growth of the energy storage market at the at the 2015 Energy Storage ...

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...

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Is Japan the Next Boom Market for the Geothermal Energy Industry?

Meg Cichon, Associate Editor May 29, 2015 As Japan continues to bounce back from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, it has focused on renewable energy to lessen its reliance on nuclear and carbon-heavy fossil fuels. In just two years, Japan installed more tha...

EU Considers Extending Tariffs on Chinese Panels To Taiwan and Malaysia

Jonathan Stearns, Bloomberg May 29, 2015 The European Union threatened to extend tariffs on solar panels from China to Taiwan and Malaysia, saying Chinese exporters may be using the two countries to evade the levies. The European Commission, the 28-nation EU’s tr...
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Reality Check: Maybe Energy Storage Isn't Ready for Prime Time

Meg Cichon, Associate Editor May 28, 2015 Highlighting the growth of the energy storage market at the at the 2015 Energy Storage Association Conference in Dallas, Texas, Oncor’s  VP of Transmission Operations Wes Speed compared the industry to the Texas rain:...

Hong Kong Regulator Confirms Thin-film Solar Company Hanergy Is Under Probe

Jasmine Wang and Frederik Balfour, Bloomberg News May 28, 2015 Hong Kong’s markets regulator confirmed it’s investigating Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd., brushing aside a denial from the chairman of the solar company that a probe was underway. “A formal investigation into the affa...
Risk and reward

Managing the Risks of Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries

Jeffrey Karp, Jim Wrathall and Morgan Gerard, Sullivan & Worcester May 28, 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...

Morocco's 2GW Solar Plan One Step Closer

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg May 27, 2015 Sener Grupo de Ingenieria SA won a 500 million-euro ($542 million) contract to build one of the world’s biggest solar-thermal power plant complexes in Morocco. Sener will begin constructing the 200-megawatt Noor II and 150...
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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 ...
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 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...
Investment theme

Yieldcos' Weird Trick: Raising Dividends Without Retained Earnings

Tom Konrad, Contributor May 26, 2015 High yield companies generally grow slowly, while high growth companies have low dividend yields. Normal companies grow by investing some profits in new business opportunities.  Early stage growth companies typically ...
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...

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

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