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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 gather...
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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 tak...
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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 Sola...
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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...

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 st...

Testing Heats Up at Sandia's Solar Tower

Rebecca Brock, Sandia National Lab July 1, 2015 Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles. This month,...

India Seeks International Developers To Build Its 100-GW Solar Market

Anindya Upadhyay and Rajesh Kumar Singh, Bloomberg June 30, 2015 India will soon invite bids for its first dollar-linked solar power contracts, seeking to cut costs and woo investment as Prime Minister Narendra Modi targets an unprecedented expansion i...

Advanced Energy Retreats from Solar Inverter Market

Cormac Gilligan, IHS Technology June 30, 2015 US inverter supplier Advanced Energy yesterday announced it would wind down its solar inverter business having failed to attract a buyer for this part of its business. This follows intens...

What Is the Value of Solar Energy + Storage?

Andrew Burger, Contributor June 29, 2015 What's the true, overall value of combined “behind the meter” energy storage plus solar PV deployment to U.S. power utilities and their customers? That's the big question facing stakehold...

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