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File Your Clean Renewable Energy Bond Applications by April 26

File Your Clean Renewable Energy Bond Applications by April 26

Clean renewable energy bonds are a type of bond that municipal utilities, electric cooperatives and Indian tribes can use to borrow money for wind farms and other power plants that use renewable fuels. The borrower does not have to pay any interest on the bonds. Rather, the lender is allowed to claim tax credits.
Dumb as We Wanna Be

Dumb as We Wanna Be

[The New York Times] It is great to see that we finally have some national unity on energy policy. Unfortunately, the unifying idea is so ridiculous, so unworthy of the people aspiring to lead our nation, it takes your breath away. Hillary Clinton has decided to line up with John McCain in pushing to suspend the federal excise tax on […]
PACE: Boon for Solar Developers or Boondoggle for Lenders?

PACE: Boon for Solar Developers or Boondoggle for Lenders?

Hailed by some as a way to reduce the financial burden homeowners face when going solar, Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs allow property owners to borrow money to pay for renewable energy or energy-efficiency improvements. Unlike traditional power purchase agreements or other solar loan programs, the amount borrowed is typically repaid over a period of years via a special assessment on the property.
Berkeley Solar Mapping Portal from CH2M Hill Released

Berkeley Solar Mapping Portal from CH2M Hill Released

CH2M HILL has completed Berkeley's Solar Mapping Portal, enabling residents and business owners to estimate the solar potential of their rooftops and view existing solar installations. CH2M HILL worked with Berkeley's Office of Energy and Sustainable Development (ESD) to identify all of the solar installations in the city and utilized its S.A.F.E. technology to map Berkeley rooftops for their solar energy potential.
Panel Discusses Options to Fund Worker Training, Ensure Standards

Panel Discusses Options to Fund Worker Training, Ensure Standards

A recent fire at a big-box retailer in California linked to a faulty solar installation highlights a key concern for the booming U.S. solar industry: how to develop a qualified workforce and finance worker training.
The Magma/Plutonic Merger

The Magma/Plutonic Merger

As a shareholder of Magma Energy Corp. (MGMXF.PK), I'm reading through the joint information circular [PDF] on the proposed merger of Plutonic Power Corp (PUOPF.PK) and Magma to form "Alterra Power Corp." I'm not thrilled with the merger, although I plan to vote for it, now that it's arranged.
The Effect of Natural Disasters on Electricity Prices

The Effect of Natural Disasters on Electricity Prices

Solar leasing promoters have long claimed that electricity costs will keep rising, but we haven’t see this happening – yet.  Actually, almost all of the standard generation sources are benefiting from lower costs – natural gas is low, coal is low, and nuclear is… well it’s not dramatically more expensive than it has been. There is no doubt in my mind, however, that prices are going to go up.
Photovoltaic Systems Share Characteristics of “Real Property”

Photovoltaic Systems Share Characteristics of “Real Property”

Photovoltaic (PV) systems may meet many of the important criteria to be considered real property — a status that could make them eligible for easier financing — a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, contends.
The Latest Sign That Coal Is Getting Killed

The Latest Sign That Coal Is Getting Killed

Coal is having a hard time lately. U.S. power plants are switching to natural gas, environmental restrictions are kicking in, and the industry is being derided as the world's No. 1 climate criminal. Prices have crashed, sure, but for a real sense of coal's diminishing prospects, check out what's happening in the bond market.
Sunrise in Pakistan as the Country Delves into Solar PV

Sunrise in Pakistan as the Country Delves into Solar PV

Pakistan has joined the list of countries that are exploring solar power as a means to bridge critical energy generation shortfalls.  The tariff that has been announced is priced to be attractive and interest is already high.  Of the two provinces currently ready to implement the program, Punjab is in the north, and Sindh in in the south.  The prices on a levelized basis for these regions are: Size of Project (in MW) North Region Price in US cents per kWh South Region Price in US cents per kWh 1-20 15.0270 14.4096 20-50 14.8953 14.2825 50-100 14.7588 14.1516 These are US dollar denominated tariffs for a 25-year PPA.  Regulators state that the tariff is designed to give sponsors a 17 percent return.  Each of the above tariff rates steps down at year 10, which is when the tariff assumes debt will be repaid. Electricity generators in Pakistan are also not subject to taxation and the import of equipment for construction benefits from exemptions from duties.