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Siemens Inks $2.1 Billion Deal for 600-MW Dutch Offshore Wind Project

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 07:46

Siemens AG won a 1.5 billion-euro ($2.1 billion) contract for a Dutch offshore wind park that will also give Europe’s largest engineering company its biggest-ever energy service contract.

The Solar PV Shipment Shell Game

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 05:16

Outsourcing has been a common practice in the photovoltaic industry since…always. Ignoring it in favor of reporting higher shipment numbers has been a common practice since…always. There is more outsourcing now than there was ten years ago because the industry is bigger. When the PV industry was at megawatt levels, outsourcing was at megawatt levels. Now that the industry is at gigawatt levels, outsourcing is at gigawatt levels. Today’s outsourcing is also more acceptable — in the past everyone did it quietly, today it is out in the open. Yet despite this openness and acceptability, double counting continues and the industry continues to be oversized.

Reflections on Launching a Green Bank and Animating Markets in New York

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 03:57

On April 14, the Clean Energy Finance Forum spoke with Richard Kauffman, chairman of energy and finance in New York and chairman of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). This conversation offers a close-up look at the process of creating the NY Green Bank (NYGB) and the broader initiative to transform energy policy and markets to achieve economic and environmental benefits.

Companies Eye Factory Rooftops for Solar Expansion in Japan

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 08:03

Panasonic Corp. is aiming to sell more solar panels specifically designed for the rooftops of factories and warehouses, a market it sees ripe with potential as Japan introduces rules that threaten to stymie the development of larger solar farms built on open land.

India May Impose Solar Tariffs After Probe Says US, China Dumped Panels

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:54

India may recommend duties on U.S. and Chinese solar imports after finding evidence of dumping, broadening a global trade dispute in the $130 billion market.

80 Percent of Brits Support Renewable Energy

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:42

If you are a follower of the press and politics in the U.K. you might be forgiven for thinking that the country is against wind energy — but a new survey proves exactly the opposite. The survey — carried out by the U.K. government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in March 2014 — showed that 70 percent of respondents supported onshor

Researchers Find New Material for Flat Semiconductors

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 05:04

Researchers around the world have been working to harness the unusual properties of graphene, a two-dimensional sheet of carbon atoms. But graphene lacks one important characteristic that would make it even more useful: a property called a bandgap, which is essential for making devices such as computer chips and solar cells.

On its 60th Birthday, Solar PV Has Become a Major Contender

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:20

On April 25, 1954 in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, technicians at AT&T’s legendary Bell Labs publicly demonstrated a solar photovoltaic panel for the first time, capturing light to power the rotation of a miniature Ferris wheel. The New York Times called it “the beginning of a new era, eventually leading to the realization of one of mankind’s most cherished dreams.”

Climate Change, Asia and Renewable Energy Infrastructure Investment

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:08

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns the world must triple its use of renewable energy AND develop nuclear power to avoid the worst ravages of climate change. OK. But what’s the optimal percentage of each to develop?