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Countries Vow to Form Africa Clean Energy Corridor

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 15:43

Nineteen countries have pledged to create an Africa Clean Energy Corridor to exploit the continent’s vast renewables potential.

New Solar Job Statistics Released, But Other Renewables Are Growing, Too

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 14:58

Washngton, D.C. non-profit The Solar Foundation just released its National Solar Jobs Census 2013, whichis the fourth annual update of current employment and projected growth in the United States solar industry. Their data for Census 2013 is derived from a statistically valid sampling and comprehensive survey of 15,437 employers throughout the nation.

Creating a Magma-enhanced Geothermal System in Iceland

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 09:05

In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2100 meters depth, with a temperature of 900-1000 C. The borehole, IDDP-1, was the first in a series of wells being drilled by the IDDP in Iceland in the search for high-temperature geothermal resources.

Who's Your Energy Daddy?

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 09:04

For now the Energy Daddy remains large, investor-owned utilities, and ostensibly locally-focused rural cooperatives and municipal utilities. But the energy landscape of today gives me uncomfortable reminders of the Athenian tragedy by Sophocles — the Oedipus tale. John Farrell, ILSR’s Director of Democratic Energy, gave this panel presentation at t

Tesla Revs Up China Electric Vehicle Engine

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 09:01

U.S. electric car maker Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) is setting some tough goals for itself during its first year in China, aiming to take advantage of government incentives and its high-end brand image to quickly take a big share of the market. I did a little math based on the company’s latest remarks, and its ambitious target for this year would represen

India to Make Offshore Wind Plan with EU Help, Trade Group Says

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 07:54

India is seeking advice from the European Union on how to develop its potential for generating electricity from offshore wind turbines.

Hydropower 2014 Outlook: Hydro Industry To Expand Its Global Reach

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 07:00

For decades large-scale hydropower developments have been viewed as something of a pariah within the renewable energy sector. Indeed, despite an acknowledged contribution to sustainable energy development — hydropower’s global kWh contribution dwarfs all other renewable technologies — it has largely been excluded from considerations that benefit other forms of renewable power generation and has weathered widespread criticism over projects deemed unsustainable.

Germany First in Europe to Tax Consumer Use of Clean Energy

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 06:58

Germany is set to become the first nation in Europe to charge owners of renewable energy plants for their own use of electricity, part of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s effort to contain rising power bills.

SolarWorld’s Actions Are Damaging the US Solar Industry

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:00

As someone who has played an active role in the development and growth of the U.S. solar industry over the last 15 years, I view the actions by German-based SolarWorld to obtain costly government-imposed tariffs on imports of solar cells and panels to be a grave threat to our industry’s growing success. Driving down the costs of solar, not raising them, should be our primary goal.

Renewable Energy Provides 37% of All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2013

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:08

According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for 37.16 percent of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed during calendar-year 2013 for a total of 5,279 MW.

US Solar Jobs Growing Ten Times Faster than National Average Employment Growth

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:00

Today The Solar Foundation (TSF), a non-profit organization that seeks to further the understanding of solar energy through research and public education, released its 4th National Jobs Census report, which shows remarkable growth in the U.S. labor market as it pertains to solar energy employment.

Wind Energy Joint Ventures: A Sign of the Times?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 09:38

Henry Ford was, of course, a man who knew a few things about working together. He pioneered cooperation with Giovanni Agnelli of Fiat in 1912, when the Ford Motor Company was only nine years old. This enabled Ford to establish a foothold in the European markets and challenge other early manufacturers.

Asia Report: India's Vastly Oversubscribed Solar Allocations

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 08:39

Last week India finally held its national solar auction, the first in two years, seen as the least risky of several national and state-level solar auctions held over the past few years.

The Right Risk Partner Makes the Difference in Renewable Energy

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 08:00

As renewable sources play an increasingly important role in producing sustainable energy, the need to recognize, define and manage the risks associated with these technologies is an emerging priority. New risks are arising even from renewable technologies that have been used for years, as solar, wind and other projects are pursued on an industrial scale, in new environments and in novel ways. These new exposures underscore the importance of selecting the right risk partner to mitigate operational risks and de-risk with regard to certain financial or regulatory exposures.

Today’s Top 10 Must-Have Solar Content Marketing Channels

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 07:52

As I mentioned in a post from a few weeks ago, 64 percent of non-solar marketers said they’re increasing their budgets for content marketing in 2014. Wow. That’s a significant trend, so let’s focus on what “Content Marketing” means in relation to the solar industry. What Is Content Marketing? Content marketing has many definitions, but I like this

Solar Mergers Will Quicken Pace as Projects Proliferate, Says Trina

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 07:47

The pace of consolidation in the solar manufacturing industry will accelerate in the next three years as the cost of the technology declines and installations surge, the founder of the fourth-biggest solar-panel maker said.

Citi Sees Capital Markets Reviving Renewables as Banks Bow Out

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 07:42

Renewable energy companies will derive more of their funding from bond markets as banks curb lending to the industry, Citigroup Inc.’s head of environmental finance said.

China's Solar Dragon Awakens

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 07:41

Even if you've been paying attention to China's growing appetite for renewable energy, and especially solar energy, these latest statistics deserve emphasis.

China's Solar Dragon Awakens

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 07:41

Even if you've been paying attention to China's growing appetite for renewable energy, and especially solar energy, these latest statistics deserve emphasis.

Energy Storage Roundup: Xtreme Power, Rhubarb, Compressed Air, DOE's Grid-Scale Push

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 13:50

Grid-scale battery storage continues to be a tough place to do business.