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Stem Inc., a provider of energy-storage technology, is offering battery systems to commercial and industrial customers with no upfront costs by adapting a financing model that’s accelerated the installation of rooftop solar panels.
Atlantic Grid Development LLC, the company planning an undersea power-transmission line backed by Google Inc. (GOOG), is shifting its goal to moving electricity across New Jersey instead of connecting offshore wind farms.
In a rational world, the sunniest places would have the warmest reception for solar technology and investment. While solar is having its day in the sun in Hawaii, state incentives make the economics of photovolatics equally attractive in Vermont, a state not known for its sunny skies. And while California is famous for its rapid deployment of solar, the economics are at least as good in Washington state, New York, New Hampshire, and chilly Maine.
Johannesburg Water SOC Ltd., which provides sanitation to South Africa’s biggest city, plans to expand power capacity from a biogas plant almost fourfold, cutting reliance on electricity from the state utility.
Cape Wind Associates LLC, the developer seeking to build the first U.S. offshore wind farm, expects to resolve by year-end the last lawsuits delaying the project, clearing the way for construction to begin before a key tax credit expires this year.
In a recent posting, John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self Reliance lays out three clear drivers for why Germans are going renewable at all costs. He lauds their focus on bills (rather than rates), a clear long term energy policy, and the widespread participation in the energy economy facilitated by feed-in tariffs. Another side of the coin
It's an exciting time for the solar industry. Deployment is up sharply — photovoltaics (PV) alone have seen 73 percent annual growth, on average, from 2000 through 2012, and costs are down dramatically over that same period. And now, storage technologies are poised for similar growth and cost-reduction trajectories as many new competitors enter the market. Lux Research, for example, projects that storage technologies integrated with solar will grow from a market of less than $100 million in 2013 to close to $2 billion by 2018.
Two new reports attest to the popularity of solar among homeowners across the U.S. While the two reports come from very different sources — The Center for American Progress (CAP) is a progressive advocacy organization and Market Strategies advises 20 of the U.S.’s largest utilities — their conclusions are roughly the same: U.S. homeowners are inter
A significant alternative energy investment theme with potential for growth over the next few years is offshore wind. This article looks at the promise of marine based wind, potential pitfalls, and names three investments that could benefit from large-scale offshore wind development that is likely coming.
The message rang out loud and clear: everyone in the U.S. solar industry, from manufacturers to stakeholders, need to get on the same page to figure out formal plans for end-of-life and take-back rules. And they need to figure out a process and plan starting now before it becomes a really pressing issue — or else regulators and governments will decide it for them.
More than 144 women gathered on Tuesday morning for networking and discussion at the Professional Women in Solar Breakfast. Speakers included Carol Neslund, VP of Sales, Enphase Energy; Zeina El Azzi, VP of Sales, SunEdison and?Caroline Venza, CEO, MissionCtrl Communications. Introductions were made by Dr. Isabelle Christensen, one of the founders of the Women in Solar Networking Group.
The recent announcement by Standard Solar and Solar Grid Storage of the completion of one of the first commercial-scale microgrids couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. It was just one year ago this week that Hurricane Sandy struck, wreaking havoc across 24 states and leaving widespread power outages in her wake — an occurrence that Standard Solar CEO Tony Clifford cites as one of the reasons why microgrids are dominating discussion among solar industry experts today.
NRG Energy Inc. and Exelon Corp.’s Constellation unit say interest in combining solar power with battery storage has soared in the year since Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to millions of homes and businesses on the East Coast.
If you've not been paying much attention to cleantech in the last little while, it's time to sit up and take notice — because post-Solyndra, cleantech has been quietly gaining momentum. We had the chance to take a close look at the fundamentals of cleantech over the last two months in co-authoring a new (and free!) 38-page research report in conjun
One of the problems with the increasingly contentious debates over net metering is that both sides often apply different calculations to compare the value vs. costs of distributed solar energy. Now a new report seeks to be a roadmap that everyone can use to lay out a framework for calculating costs and benefits of net metering, and hopefully get everyone starting from the same point.
Applications for close to 600 solar projects and more than 9,000 MW of capacity were submitted in June 2013 by those wanting to be part of the Turkish solar energy journey. Only 600 MW will be licensed in the first round; the bid date is still unclear but is expected to be held by early 2014.
Solar Power International served as a perfect stage for several organizations to honor industry professionals for their hard work and dedication to the solar industry.
In early 2013, a group of women, dubbed the Women in Power committee, assembled in Orlando, Florida to figure out how to honor women who have dedicated their careers to the power industry. The industry is male-dominated with men making up more than 75 percent of the workforce, according to some estimates. The Women in Power committee believed that it was time to give recognition to the pioneering women who have worked to advance the power industry. To do this, the committee decided to allow anyone in the industry to nominate a woman for a Woman of the Year Award, which would be given out at POWER-GEN International in November. To judge the nominees, the committee came up with four focus areas.
Building on President Obama’s broad-based plan to cut carbon pollution and support clean energy innovation across the country, Energy Secretary Moniz announced on Tuesday that he would be releasing about $60 million in funding to support innovative solar energy research and development. As part of the Department’s SunShot Initiative, these awards will help lower the cost of solar electricity, advance seamless grid integration and support a growing U.S. solar workforce.
City and state government leaders stepped up to the podium at Solar Power International's official opening session Monday night, proclaiming their progress and ongoing support of solar energy.