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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...

PRESS RELEASES

SMA Aligns North American Sales under New Leadership

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has tapped Marko Wittich, the company’s current executive...

Standard Solar Updates its Commitment to Innovation in Solar Photovoltaics

Standard Solar, a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and fina...

Canadian Solar Supplies Commercial Three-Phase Inverters to Agricultural...

Canadian Solar supplies 1.25 MW AC of 28 kW three-phase inverters to Renewable Solar En...

CLIMATE EXPERT MIXES HOPE WITH FEAR IN ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHALLENGES

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

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Renewable Energy Gains Greater Opportunity in US Clean Power Plan

After a year of being pummeled by opponents, Obama’s final carbon reduction plan emerge...

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...

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Solar Fluff: Investigating “PV and ME”

William Hirshman, Contributor August 4, 2015 Since its inception, the PV and ME blog — with its mandate to explore “The Soul of Solar” — has been vilified by some of the most respected solar professionals for its lack of useful content. The critics have been scathing...

India’s Largest Solar Power Auction Reflects Further Drop in Solar Energy Costs

Anindya Upadhyay, Bloomberg August 4, 2015 India’s biggest auction for solar energy yet brought a further reduction in prices, with companies such as SkyPower Ltd. of Canada and SunEdison Inc. of the U.S. competing with local firms. Acme Cleantech Solutions Ltd. an...

Renewable Energy Gains Greater Opportunity in US Clean Power Plan

Elisa Wood August 4, 2015 After a year of being pummeled by opponents, Obama’s final carbon reduction plan emerged this week with an even stronger push for renewable energy. Wind and solar energy are centerpieces of the Clean Power Plan, the United...
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 President Obama unveiled the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan—a historic step to cut the carbon pollution driving climate change. Here are six key things every American should know.

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.

Can an Old Utility Learn New Tricks?

John Farrell American electric utilities are creations of the 20th century, depending heavily on their protected monopolies to deliver economical electricity. But the growth in energy efficiency, cost-effective distributed energy like s...

State Advisory Council Increases Confidence in Small Wind Turbines

Val Stori The year 2011 was a bad one for manufacturers of small wind turbines. Incidents across the United States raised questions about the quality of these systems. For example, at one site in New Jersey, a 10-kilowatt Xzeres turb...

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...

RESOURCES

Spotlight on Energy and Utilities: Featuring Research from Gartner

Read this issue of Spotlight on Energy & Utilities from IBM featuring research from...

The future of energy and utilities: An IBM point of view

Read this white paper for insight into the trends and factors driving the future of ene...

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...

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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...

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...

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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