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Listen Up: Pope Calls for the Replacement of Fossil Fuels, Renewable Energy and Solar Subsidies

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World We’re talking about religion this week. Did I get your attention? How about if we talk about climate change, more renewable energy, dirty fossil fuels and solar subsidies? Okay, we’ve already covered these topics. But now the Pope has chimed ...

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The SAP for Utilities Program is LIVE

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Intersolar South America Connects Latin American Solar Professionals

Intersolar South America, the largest solar exhibition in Brazil and the South American...

Free day of Training: SolarEdge Roadshow hosted by ImagineSolar

ImagineSolar will host the SolarEdge Roadshow at our solar training center in Austin, T...

INTERSOLAR INDIA 2015: NEW SIGNALS COMING FROM THE INDIAN SOLAR MARKET

India has ambitious objectives for expanding solar energy. The government plans to incr...

EDITOR'S PICKS

What Americans Think About Climate Change in Seven Maps

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...

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The Lessons Coal and Electricity Markets of the Past Can Offer Solar+Storage Markets Today

Lewis Milford, President, Clean Energy Group July 8, 2015 The path to scaling up clean energy technologies like solar+storage sometimes can seem like unchartered territory. It can be challenging to figure out the best strategies to develop large, mainstream markets for clean ener...

Competition in Booming Energy Storage Market Continues To Heat Up

James Paton, Bloomberg News July 7, 2015 Australia, the sunniest continent, is luring solar battery suppliers from Tesla Motors Inc. to LG Corp. as the global roll out of the technology for home and business power storage gathers pace. At stake is a domestic mark...
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Listen Up: Pope Calls for the Replacement of Fossil Fuels, Renewable Energy and Solar Subsidies

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World July 7, 2015 We’re talking about religion this week. Did I get your attention? How about if we talk about climate change, more renewable energy, dirty fossil fuels and solar subsidies? Okay, we’ve already covered these topics. But now ...
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Fastest Solar Energy Growth Occurring in Northeast US, According to New Tracking Data

Vince Font, Contributing Editor July 7, 2015 Historically, the growth of the solar power industry has been tracked by information gleaned from government agencies and utility companies. But a new report released by BuildZoom has taken a decidedly different approach t...
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Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2015: Riding The Storm

Tom Konrad, Contributor July 6, 2015 The first half of 2015 saw a mild advance in the broad market, but concerns about rising interest rates and the ongoing Greek debt drama sent income stocks, clean energy, and most non-US currencies down decisively.  M...
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US Solar Production Is Being Vastly Underreported

Vince Font, Contributing Editor July 6, 2015 Good news abounds in the solar energy industry. Recently, California became the first state to source more than five percent of its electricity from solar power. But according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SE...
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Corporate Speed Dating: Coupling India's Smart Cities with Smart Investment for Sustainability

Philip Killeen, Contributor July 6, 2015 Building off nearly 10 months of extensive public and private sector consultation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began in April to green-light initial projects under the country’s Smart Cities Initiative (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...
What Americans Think About Climate Change in Seven Maps

What Americans Think About Climate Change in Seven Maps

July 1, 2015

Skype Chat with Cisco DeVries, PACE Funding's Godfather

Philippe Hartley Cisco DeVries compares his envisioning of PACE financing in 2008 to the excitement of the first peanut butter sandwich:  the ingredients were all there, and he had a Eureka! moment.  Easier sai...

There IS Commercial Solar Financing, If You Know Where To Look

07/06/2015 If I have to hear one more “analyst” tell me the commercial solar sector is struggling, my head might explode. I’d single out the perpetrators of this myth, but that would take up all the space I... Standard Solar Inc

Small Hydro Power Report Showcases Huge SHP Potential; Seeks Case Studies

Cecilia Ledesma As countries increasingly turn to renewable energies to meet electricity needs and address climate change concerns, small hydro power (SHP) plays a growing and important role. A report by the World Small Hydropower Develop...

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...

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Solectria's ARCCOM (Advanced String Combiners)

Solectria’s ARCCOM offers its customers the best quality, ease-of-installation, mountin...

Solectria's Utilty Scale Inverters - MSS 0.5/1.0MW-XT (Megawatt Solar St...

0.5MW or 1MW Medium Voltage Smartgrid StationsThe Megawatt Solar Stations (MSS) provide...

Solectria's SGI 500/750XTM-1000 Utility-Scale Inverters

The only 1000VDC inverter available that is compliant with NEC 2014 690.11 & 690.12 arc...

Solectria's Utility-Scale Inverters - (SGI 500XT)

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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...

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