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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?

ABB Announces Power-One Inverter Rebranding Amidst Apparent Stop-Shipment

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:20

Power technology group ABB made a $1 billion solar commitment with its purchase of the number-two solar PV inverter manufacturer Power-One in April 2013. Last week, the Swiss company announced that it finalized the integration, and all Power-One components will now display ABB branding. However in the same week, RenewableEnergyWorld.com caught wind of a supposed global stop-ship on all Power-One Trio string inverters.

Largest Hydro Event in the World Announces Conference Program

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:35

The Preliminary Event Guide is now available for HydroVision International 2014. OPEN AND FIND 20 Reasons to Attend 73 Conference Session Details Technical Tour Details Networking Opportunities Co-Located Event Opportunities Event-At-A-Glance List of Exhibitors Keynote Announcement What's Happening in the Exhibit Hall

BrightSource's 500-MW Hidden Hills CSP Project Delayed — Again

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 08:30

The California Energy Commission has agreed to extend, until April 3, 2015, its suspension of a review proceeding for the 500-MW Hidden Hills Solar Electric Generating project.

The High Cost of the Solar Middleman

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 07:55

If there’s no such thing as a free lunch, then how can Americans get solar on their roof with “zero money down” and lower their electric bill?  Solar leasing, as it’s often called, is a clever market solution to poor federal and state policy design that otherwise requires Americans to do financial acrobatics to power their home or business with sol

$11 Billion Will Be Invested in Indian Solar Energy by 2017

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 07:53

Hindustan Powerprojects Pvt., an Indian generator backed by Blackstone Group LP, plans to sell shares in its solar unit as it prepares to double investment in photovoltaic projects to $2 billion by 2016.

Solar Success: Students Develop Award-winning Solar Tracker Technology Solution

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 07:32

Engineering ingenuity and entrepreneurial smarts proved a winning combination for a team of UNH seniors whose project took a top prize at a recent national environmental design competition. The team — three business entrepreneurship majors from the Paul College of Business and Economics and two mechanical engineering majors from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, led by Paul College professor Jeff Sohl — won the INTEL Innovation award for the top project in the 24th annual Environmental Design Contest at New Mexico State University earlier this month.

Thank You Mr. President: More Support for Training Programs at Community Colleges Will Ready More Workers for Solar Jobs

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 05:26

May 9 was a momentous day for solar energy with one giant announcement kicking off a new set of promising and proven actions.  President Obama publicized more than 300 private and public sector commitments to create jobs and cut carbon pollution by advancing solar deployment and energy efficiency. Some of these headline initiatives included innovat

Tapping Underserved Solar Markets: Can We Extend Solar into Customer Sectors with Lower or No Credit?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 05:04

Distributed solar deployment is often a game of off-taker credit. That is, behind-the-meter project success depends largely on whether the end-use customer has credit sufficient to support a long-term power contract or lease.