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For the Birds: How Speculation Trumped Fact at Ivanpah

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 09:48

With its claim of 28,000 dead birds from Ivanpah, the Associated Press syndicated a story on every front page in America, spreading alarm about concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, which was not grounded in facts, but on one opponent's speculation.

Delhi, India Plans to Spur Rooftop Solar with Net Metering

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:59

India’s blackout-prone capital introduced a policy for households and businesses to earn credits for solar power produced on rooftops, planning to replicate a model that sparked booms in the U.S. and Japan.

Trina Thrives on Solar Financing

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:38

Investors were applauding a new announcement by Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL), after it disclosed a deal that would see it help to finance and build a massive solar power farm in southwest Yunnan province. The deal should indeed help Trina generate big sales for the near-term, as it involves construction of a farm with huge capacity of 300 megawatts of p

5 Lessons Solar Marketers Can Learn from the ALS Icebucket Challenge

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:15

I tried to avoid it, but after several call-outs by family and colleagues (and a quiet donation), I knew I had to finally respond to the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” when Henry Dziuba, president of SMA America called me out after this: It was creative, and I respected that, so I couldn’t ignore it and I couldn’t just toss a bucket of ice cold water o

A Rarely Tapped City Strategy for Boosting Local Renewable Energy

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:12

Many cities served by private utilities think they have little capacity to encourage local renewable energy development.  But a largely untapped tool — utility franchise contracts — may hold the key. There are two kinds of city energy systems: publicly owned or privately owned. Cities with municipal utilities already have the power to implement the

The Inevitability of Solar

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:46

Things are bad for those who breathe air these days, and things will probably get a lot worse before a change in behavior is forced upon humankind. This is because despite demonstrable evidence of climate change, despite the fact that natural gas is not a clean energy source and despite the fact that building more nuclear facilities takes longer than installing solar and costs more, governments are once again turning to the old polluting and expensive standbys to power our world.

Buffett’s Renewables Bet Emboldens Companies to Pursue Wind and Solar

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:53

Vaisala Oyj, a Finnish maker of meteorological equipment, plans to make the most of growing interest in renewables as investors including Warren Buffett put billions of dollars into the area.

Eco Wave to Raise $5 Million to Accelerate Ocean Energy Plans

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 03:59

Eco Wave Power, based in Israel, plans to raise $5 million by the end of the year to further develop its technology and projects that harness the power of the ocean to generate electricity.

Drillers Look for Geothermal in the Depths of Paris

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:34

In the midst of a suburban sprawl halfway between the Eiffel Tower and Paris’s busy Orly airport, a drilling crew works night and day burrowing deep into the Earth’s crust in search of underground heat.

Tesla Charges China's EV Industry with Mobile Carrier Partnership

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:16

Despite disappointing progress in China’s plan to put hundreds of thousands of new energy vehicles on its roads by next year, American electric car maker Tesla has made remarkable progress despite its late arrival to the market. The company has won its strong initial results though a smart combination of savvy marketing and initiatives to encourage

Listen Up: Let's Talk Solar Water Heating

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:06

Outdoor pools are great on hot summer days — the kids are occupied and the water is refreshing. And as the summer progresses, the water heats up to a comfortable level. But on chilly spring and fall days the cool water in that pool amounts to nothing more than a 30,000 gallon decoration in your back yard. Plus you still may need to run the electric pool pumps to keep the water clean.

China's Shunfeng Aims for 3 GW of Installations to Rival Biggest Solar Makers

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:09

Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., which plans to become one of the world’s biggest solar cell manufacturers this year, said it’s speaking with as many as five banks about finance for expanding installations.

Australia's Renewable Industry Imperiled Pending Policy Review

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:52

A government-appointed panel gave Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott two options to cut emissions more cheaply: either scrap or weaken its main clean energy program.

Sludge Treatment at U.K. Facility Turns Waste Into ‘Black Gold’

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:00

When the world’s largest working advanced digestion plant opened last month, it showed the power- hungry process of treating waste in the $360 billion water industry can be self-sufficient in terms of energy use.

EVs and Energy Storage Pave the Road to a Clean Energy Future

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 05:49

“The times they are a' changin'.” So goes Bob Dylan's classic song from the '60s, and that's certainly the case when it comes to how we generate, distribute, use and store electricity. Having made great strides in enhancing performance and reliability and reducing costs, growing government support and incentives for intelligent energy storage solutions adds significant impetus to the growing wave of change sweeping across the U.S. power sector.

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Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:01

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Solar Makers Set for Record 2014 Shipments on Strong Demand

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:13

Solar manufacturers are set to ship a record number of panels this year, with the largest makers expected to deliver 52 percent more panel between them than 2013.

The Fantasy of Distributed Generation, Efficiency, and Storage Raising Electric Rates

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:00

In 2012, the Virginia Governor proposed a tax for the sales of energy efficient cars because they use less gasoline, which means less money goes into the highway trust fund to repair roads. Hybrid and electric car owners, like myself, went nuts — why should those saving gasoline and significantly reducing pollution be penalized? By the end of 2013, a bipartisan coalition abolished the law.

SMA Sunny Bear Flash Dances the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:17

In accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from SolarEdge, SMA Sunny Bear took the donation drive to the next level by recreating the iconic water scene from the 1980’s move classic Flash Dance.  SMA employees will be donating to this deserving cause and encourage others to join in their support by visiting www.alsa.org and contributing as well. Who

Divesting from Fossil Fuels: Last One Out Loses

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:38

A new report written by Nathaniel Bullard at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) highlights the difficulties large institutional investors would have divesting from fossil fuels. What it does not specifically discuss is that these difficulties could lead to large financial losses for investors who see the difficulty of divesting as a reason to delay.