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Sol Voltaics, the Swedish startup that aims to apply nanowire materials to solar modules to dramatically hike their efficiency, has secured another $9.4 million in its current equity round, bringing the total to $15.6 million. This officially accomplishes funding goals for 2013 funding, and is enough to carry it to pilot production, according to the company.
The market is starting to notice that solar investing has been extremely profitable in 2013. As of the middle of September, the average solar stock is up over 50 percent in the past year, and over 15 percent in three months (that’s over 60 percent annualized!).
Last week, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visited the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo. where he launched a trio of new efforts to increase the amount of solar, wind and other clean energy in the U.S. He launched on Sept. 11 the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) — a new research facility focused
They use various aliases — naysayers, pessimists, The Party of No, doom-and-gloom’ers, realists, skeptics, and so on. For almost every aspect of a biobased supply chain or technology, there’s someone available with 15 reasons why it can’t work.
China, the world’s biggest maker of solar panels, will limit construction of new photovoltaic manufacturing plants to curb excess capacity, a move that may spur consolidation within the industry.
Mid-June saw Turkey open applications for its first ever solar support programme, with licenses for up to 600 MW of capacity set to be issued across 27 regions.
The Ontario microFIT program was launched in 2009 as part of Ontario’s provincial government’s efforts to increase the production of renewable energy. The program provides participants with the opportunity to develop a “micro” renewable electricity generation project on their privately owned property that uses solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, waterpower, or bioenergy (biogas, biomass, landfill gas). I have asked three families who navigated the process of microFIT solar installations to share their experience by answering some questions.
The European Union should adopt a binding renewable energy target for 2030, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Alstom SA and 59 other companies and associations said in a letter to the bloc’s policy makers.
It is no secret that many renewable energy advocates are not in favor of large hydropower. The methods that have been used in the past to create its enormous energy generating facilities were sometimes destructive to the environment, flooding forests, destroying animal habitats and harming ecosystems. The dams were often blamed for decreasing fish
While we in the energy sector are used to thinking of Germany as a global leader in the adoption of new energy technologies, recent analysis points to an area where this may not be the case — and it's mainly due to privacy issues.
Transmission lines hold much of the same challenge and promise of the interstate highway system a century ago. The transmission network – the high voltage, long distance power lines that carry electricity from power facilities and into communities – is currently a patchwork system, lacking centralized organization or planning. Assuming that America
On average, the sun shines in Sacramento, California, 265 days a year. Well, it looks like even more clear skies and sunny days ahead as the state wrapped up its legislative session on a high note. Four significant solar-related bills were approved by the State Senate and State Assembly — and all four are expected to be signed into law by Governor
Maine's offshore wind energy potential is considered among the most promising for the entire U.S. — and developing it has officially become a competition, with a second proposal now in play to tap the state's massive offshore resource.
Quick, what’s the biggest cause of brain damage for solar developers when structuring a PPA? Financing. Along with a shortage of tax equity in the post-1603 environment, arranging debt financing can be even more onerous — most lenders still view the solar asset class as exotic with a high risk profile due to a lack of industry standardization.
The use of technology in power plants to automatically monitor systems has become industry standard, which isn't a surprise in an industry working to cut the cost of every kilowatt-hour. Although wind power isn't unique in the use of technology, the value of that technology may be more central to efficiently operating a wind power project.
Five years ago India, the world’s fastest growing economy, bolstered its overseas foreign exchange reserves by $92 billion. In the space of just twelve months. That was — and remains — an impressive feat for the BRIC economy. Providing many overseas investors with a shot of confidence to deploy capital and invest.
Solar nonprofit and indie rock band join forces to fight crime in Los Angeles: sounds like a movie plot. But this month, clean energy groups Everybody Solar and GRID Alternatives and the band Trapdoor Social have teamed up to help Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit which stops recidivism among former gang members, to go solar. The band is donating all
Engineers at U.S.-based Sandia National Laboratories, along with partner institutions Georgia Tech, Bucknell University, King Saud University and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), are using a falling particle receiver to more efficiently convert the sun’s energy to electricity in large-scale, concentrating solar power plants.
Five months ago, one of the country's ten largest electric utilities told regulators in Minnesota that it needed three new natural gas power plants to handle peak energy demand. This week, the same company's Colorado division announced plans to use more solar power because it is cost competitive with gas. Maybe they need a memo to share the news:
In an effort to create its own renewably-powered utility, Boulder, Colo., is reaching out to the solar industry to explore how the city will transition from its current electric supply from Xcel Energy to renewables. Boulder’s efforts to create its own utility have drawn national attention from utilities and the renewables industries. At the heart