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In recent years the use of renewable technologies to generate power has increased at an exponential rate. This growing focus on new sources of energy has seen increased investment in renewable technologies across the globe.
About the only thing we know that twists in more gut-wrenching ways than global oil prices — or, even, the twisting Alpengeist rollercoaster at Williamsburg’s Busch Gardens — has to be the global bioenergy mood.
Most people go to SPI to see the latest and greatest solar products. As a solar marketing pro, I go to see the latest and greatest in solar event marketing trends. How are people grabbing people’s attention? What are people doing at their booths? Are booths bigger? Smaller? More interactive? I gained a lot of insights from what I observed this year
Ohio’s renewable energy initiative, set in 2008, has been an economic and clean energy driver, lowering prices, creating local jobs and spurring investment. But the state senate is considering a bill, SB 58, that would dramatically lower the renewable energy requirements and seems to make compliance virtually optional. Renewable energy requirement
Dusting off its agenda after the weeks-long U.S. government federal shutdown, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) last week held its first competitive auction for public lands in designated Solar Energy Zones (SEZ) in Colorado — but nobody offered to buy.
During this month’s U.S. government shutdown, an astonishing 1.3 GW of CSP began commercial operation, thanks to the Department of Energy’s former loan guarantee program for clean energy. Another several gigawatts is in construction.
Two weeks ago, I listened — incredulously — to Minnesota’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, suggest that solar energy offers its ratepayers no value as an environmental hedge against carbon emissions or as a price hedge against natural gas fuel price fluctuations. (See and share the infographic related to this post.) But just three days later, Xcel wa
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.