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Powering African Mines: What Role Will Renewables Play in Addressing Mining’s Current Power Crisis?

Elizabeth Judd, Correspondent 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, the company’s principal...

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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 ...
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...
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 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...

Quantifying Returns: Does Energy Storage Coupled with PV Offer Big Savings?

Andrew Burger, Contributor May 24, 2015

Still in their infancy, battery-based intelligent storage systems haven't built up the performance track record most banks and investors like to see when committing capital to a new technology, project or company.

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Global Renewable Energy Employment Surges 18 Percent to 7.7 Million

Andrew Burger, Correspondent May 22, 2015 Ongoing growth in renewable energy investment and deployment is creating jobs worldwide — and lots of them. This job growth is helping governments address a fundamental economic problem plaguing developed and developing co...
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Italian Company Uses Sun-Heated Sand to Produce Energy

Flavia Rotondi and Alessandra Migliaccio, Bloomberg May 21, 2015

Italy’s well-known sun and sand form the basis of many beach holidays. An Italian company has also found another purpose for the combination: energy production.

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Panasonic Ramps Up Japanese Solar Manufacturing to Meet Domestic Rooftop Demand

Junko Movellan, Correspondent May 21, 2015 Panasonic Corp, a Japanese electronics company, announced that it will expand its domestic solar cell and module production to meet the rooftop solar demand in Japan. The company will invest a total of 9.5 billion yen (US$...

Renewable Energy Is Beginning To Power Africa

Andrew Burger, Contributor May 21, 2015 According to the International Energy Agency, sub-Saharan Africa will require more than $300 billion in investment to achieve universal electricity access by 2030. Committing more than $7 billion in U.S. government support...

Renewable Power Can Now Flow All Over Europe

Rachel Morison and Weixin Zha May 20, 2015 After almost two years of delays, Germany, France and their neighbors in central-western Europe connected their electricity markets on Wednesday under a system that lets prices dictate where power flows between countries. ...

Yingli Seeks to Reassure Investors After Stock Plunge

Louise Downing and Justin Doom May 20, 2015 Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., the second-largest panel maker said it’s confident it can keep making repayments on its debt and that it is taking steps to mitigate risks to its business. It blamed media reports...

"Lower Cost Solar" a Utility-Scale Fig Leaf for an Outdated Monopoly Model

John Farrell In his Sunday Wall Street Journal commentary on May 17, Brian Potts suggests that cost is the bottom line in the electric customer shift to solar, and that rooftop solar costs too much. But his defense of the utility's view...

Solar Power Grid Parity Coming Faster Than Expected

John Farrell Back in 2012, ILSR released a pair of reports on the solar Rooftop Revolution, noting that one-third of Americans would live in a metropolitan area where the cost of solar energy from their roof would be less than the cost ...

Solarites or Solar-lites? The Revolution from A to Z

William Hirshman 05/22/2015 PV and ME presents the results of the first annual — and grossly incomplete — ABC’s of great and not-so great Solar Revolutionaries. Solar Revolutionary RankingLow  — 1   2   3&n...

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Brazil is one of the most promising markets for wind energy.  Ranked 10th globally...

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