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Turning a Corner: Shifts in Asset Ownership Strategies Are Concentrating the Commercial Solar Market

December 4, 2017

Commercial solar is a tough business to dominate. Compared to residential solar, commercial solar is much more fragmented — no single company commands a massive share of the market like some of the larger residential solar installers. Furthermore, the commercial […]


AI, machine learning and robots could overhaul solar supply chains, DNV GL says

November 22, 2017

Solar PV and other renewables will increasingly benefit from artificial intelligence (AI) and could completely overhaul the design, development and deployment of the technologies, a new report has claimed. The ‘Making Renewables Smarter: The benefits, risks, and future of artificial […]


The Rise of Renewables Creates Uncertainty in US Power Markets

November 8, 2017

Renewables have grown powerful enough to alter the workings of power markets, which will in turn affect the future growth of wind and solar. This unprecedented collision course creates uncertainty for the markets, but also opportunity, according to the combined […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Goldman’s Green Inspiration? The Marketplace

December 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

When Goldman Sachs decided in 2012 to begin developing a 68-megawatt wind project in Pennsylvania to cut 200,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its annual energy use, it was part of a plan the 148-year old investment bank devised […]


News and Policies, State

California’s Biggest Solar Project Will Be Located at an Oil Field

December 11, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

A newly announced project at California’s Belridge oilfield will bring solar and fossil fuels together in the state’s biggest solar project. The partnership, between Belridge field operator Aera Energy and solar thermal power company GlassPoint, will feature a 26.5-megawatt photovoltaic […]


News and Policies, World

Growing Opportunity For China-US Collaboration On Reducing Oil & Gas Methane Emissions

December 11, 2017

Via: Forbes

Every November, the International Energy Agency publishes its annual World Energy Outlook – a comprehensive assessment of the economic, technological and geopolitical trends shaping world energy markets. That makes it essential reading for anyone interested in preserving the Earth’s climate. […]


News and Policies, State

Want More Solar in Virginia? Here’s How to Get It

December 8, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

If there is an energy issue that Republicans and Democrats can agree on, it is support for solar energy. It’s homegrown and clean, it provides local jobs, it lowers our carbon footprint, and it brings important national security and emergency […]


Chemical, Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

How resilient has US shale become?

December 8, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

Genuine gains have been made, but the industry will need further technological breakthroughs to overcome the geology Discussions about the US shale industry’s resilience through the oil price downturn and swift recovery inevitably turn to drillers’ ability to innovate their […]


News and Policies, World

Why Mergers and Acquisitions Will Define the Distributed Energy Boom

December 7, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

We’re in the middle of a boom in utility mergers and acquisitions. The biggest power companies in the world are scrambling to buy up new startups in order to stay at the forefront of the distributed energy transition — and […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US Energy Storage Deployments Up 46 Percent Annually in Q3 2017

December 7, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), 41.8 megawatts of energystoragewere deployed across the U.S. in the third quarter of 2017. This represents 46 percent year-over-year growth and 10 percent […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Nearly Half of All U.S. Electricity Customers Have Smart Meters

December 6, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Installations of smart meters have more than doubled since 2010—almost half of all U.S. electricity customer accounts now have smart meters. By the end of 2016, U.S. electric utilities had installed about 71 million advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) smart meters, […]