The World's #1 Renewable Energy Network for News, Information, and Companies.

Solar Energy News & Information

FEATURED ARTICLE

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...

PRESS RELEASES

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.

EDITOR'S PICKS

The Future of Renewable Power in Mexico

The abundance of diverse renewable energy resources, growing demand for power, macroeco...

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...

ALL ARTICLES

6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan

6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan

August 3, 2015

Investors Bet Against China Solar Manufacturers

Belinda Cao, Bloomberg August 3, 2015 U.S. investors are keying in on Chinese solar manufacturers as a way to profit from the slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy. Traders have sold short 22 percent of JinkoSolar Holding Co.’s American depositary rec...

Duke Renewables Acquires 50-MW of California Solar Projects

Andrew Burger August 3, 2015 Duke Energy Renewables is expanding its investment portfolio, on July 28 announcing the acquisition of two utility-scale PV projects in California. Acquisition of the 20-MW Seville I and 30-MW Seville II power plants from ...

The Future of Renewable Power in Mexico

Daniel Chavez August 3, 2015 The abundance of diverse renewable energy resources, growing demand for power, macroeconomic stability, and historically high electricity prices continue to position Mexico as one of the most attractive destinations for in...

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.

German onshore wind growth slows

Tildy Bayar July 30, 2015

Germany has installed about one-third less onshore wind power capacity so far this year than during the same period in 2014, new analysis shows.

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 ...

Is the White House’s Solar Commitment on Target?

Kat Friedrich When the White House announced a multipronged solar commitment that benefits low-to-moderate-income communities, the decision did not take place in a vacuum. Although most news coverage has simply focused on the federal sta...

Solar is Driving America Toward Its Clean Energy Future

Rhone Resch Only exceeded by China, the United States is the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gases, with the largest source of emissions coming from electricity generation. America is changing its course and the U.S...

Value-of-Solar Study Proposed for Massachusetts

Kat Friedrich At a public event in Boston on June 11 called “Designing Solar’s Value: A Stakeholder’s Forum,” speakers outlined an ambitious proposal to shift the entire framework of solar financing in Massachuset...

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: Finance 101 For Renewable Energy Professionals

Take this free course to gain a basic and deeper understanding of how to evaluate and c...

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

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

PRODUCTS

PV MODULES - IM60 SERIES

See why you should select MOTECH Modules on YouTube! MOTECH Modules YouTube VideoMotec...

Enphase Energy M215 Inverter

The Enphase M215 Microinverter is connected to individual PV modules, and performs maxi...

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...

REPORTS

2014 Annual and Q4 Smart Grid, Battery/Storage and Efficiency Funding an...

Mercom Capital Group’s Annual and Q4 Smart Grid, Battery/Storage and Efficiency Funding...

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...

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...

CURRENT MAGAZINE ISSUE

Volume 18, Issue 4
1507REW_C11

STAY CONNECTED

To register for our free
e-Newsletters, subscribe today:

FEATURED PARTNERS



EVENTS

Grid-connected and Off-grid Photovoltaics

This training covers all aspects of planning, installation, maintenance,...

2015 Green Energy Expo

Stop by and visit Canadian Solar at the Green Energy Expo in Mexico City!

2015 Intersolar-South America

Canadian Solar will be exhibiting @ Intersolar-South America. Stop by an...

COMPANY BLOGS

Prevailing At A Premium

As efficiency sales professionals, we’re often faced with situatio...

LSX rises with sustainable wine making in Mexico

his custom LSX solar canopy shades the upper deck organic gard...

Do Your Goals Match Your Values?

Before you set goals for your company or your personal work performance ...

SOCIAL ACTIVITY

Tweet the Editors! @megcichon @jennrunyon

NEWSLETTERS

Renewable Energy: Subscribe Now

Solar Energy: Subscribe Now

Wind Energy: Subscribe Now

Geothermal Energy: Subscribe Now

Bioenergy: Subscribe Now  

 

FEATURED PARTNERS