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The Future of Energy Storage: Perspectives from the Copper Industry

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:00

As director of the Copper Development Association’s Sustainable Energy Division, I am often tasked with examining emerging trends for copper in U.S. electricity generation and infrastructure, as well as in other important energy markets.

China's Shunfeng Continues Grand Solar Plans, Buys 30% Stake in US Energy Storage Company

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:23

Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., a Hong Kong-based maker of solar products, said its unit SF Suntech Inc. will buy a 30 percent stake in U.S. energy storage company Powin Energy Corp. for $25 million.

MA Action Significantly Improves Interconnection

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:16

Last week, Massachusetts formally adopted improvements to its interconnection procedures that make it easier for small renewable energy systems to connect to the distribution grid, without compromising safety or power quality. MA joins a handful of other leading states, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), adopting use of a 100 perc

Chill from Ohio RPS Freeze Extends to Neighboring Solar Markets

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:12

On June 13, Ohio made history by becoming the first state to “freeze” its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The passage of SB310 was a major setback for the renewable industry in Ohio, but who knew what happened in the Buckeye State could affect solar in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and even Kentucky? Ohio’s legislative change froze not only the RPS,

Avoiding Explosive Consequences: Five Lessons from the Offshore Wind Sector

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:27

The emergence of a U.S. offshore wind sector presents a great opportunity for would-be project developers looking to exploit 4,000 GW of generation potential off the East and West coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico. If and when the sector can overcome regulatory, financial and political hurdles, early project lease winners on the East Coast will soon be joined by countless others in building North America’s first offshore wind farms.

U.S. Solar Industry Waiting for SolarWorld to ‘Show Its Hand’

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:19

As the old proverb goes, “you can’t have your cake and eat it, too.”  But convincing some people of that isn't easy.  In hopes of ending the long-running and costly U.S.-China solar trade dispute, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has urged SolarWorld Americas LLC to step forward and offer a specific proposal that could serve as the ba