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Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Report: Offshore Wind Would Bring Over $3.6 Billion in Economic Benefits to Atlantic Coast States

September 4, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Building and operating a new offshore wind farm would bring at least $600 million in economic benefits to the Eastern seaboard state where it’s constructed, according to a new analysis by BW Research on behalf of environmental advocacy group Environmental […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Top 4 Trends in the U.S. Wind Market

August 24, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Wind power capacity in the United States continued to experience strong growth in 2017 due to the production tax credit, various state-level policies, and improvements in the cost and performance of wind power technologies, yielding low-priced wind energy for utility, […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Shopping for Community Solar? Contract Terms Are Getting Friendlier

August 22, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Community solar is supposed to make investing in PV easier. But many contracts do exactly the opposite. Common contract terms put customers on the hook for cancellation fees or signup periods stretching into two decades. The lack of flexibility is […]


Commercialization

Solar Power Plants, NIMBY, And Why All Politics Is Local

July 25, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Massachusetts has enacted policies that seek to promote renewable energy projects within the state and in the waters off its shores. In total, it wants more than 3 gigawatts of solar power installed within its borders. It is also part […]


Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Tax Equity Financing For Utilities: Another Helping Of Renewable Energy, But Hold The Tax Credits

July 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Many consumers want more of their electricity to come from clean energy sour1ces like wind and solar. And many regulated utilities have responded, adding a record number of renewable energy projects to their portfolios, relying, in part, on federal tax […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Top Renewable Energy Financiers Reveal Pathway To $1 Trillion In U.S. Investment

July 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

Spurred by wind and solar sector growth, investment in America’s renewable energy industry exceeded $40 billion in 2017 according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and is tracking close to the same amount in 2018, showing surprising resilience despite policy headwinds. […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar Investment Down Nearly 20% From the First Half of 2017

July 9, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

New data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows a 19 percent reduction in solar financing in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period last year. Continued declines in project costs, along with a policy shakeup in China, […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

South Africa Open Again for Renewables After Auction Turmoil

July 5, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Lawmakers are aiming to get South Africa’s once-buoyant renewable energy market back on track with a new bid window for 1.8 gigawatts of capacity. The bid window, South Africa’s fifth, is due to kick off in November and could be […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar Developers May Be Able to Avoid Solar Tariffs Under New IRS Tax Credit Guidance

July 3, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

At the end of June, the U.S internal revenue service (IRS) clarified the rules surrounding when solar developers are allowed to take the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar projects. The 30 percent tax credit is available until […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

IRS Ruling on U.S. Credit Is an Unexpected Gift to Solar Developers

June 25, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

The Internal Revenue Service is extending incentives for solar power and other clean energy sources by as long as four years. Developers can claim a 30 percent tax credit for solar projects as long as they prove they’ve started construction […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Billions in US solar projects have been shelved after Trump panel tariff

June 7, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs, the developers told Reuters. That’s more than […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar module prices set to fall 35% in 2018 – BNEF

June 5, 2018

Via: PV Resources

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the global average selling price (ASP) of solar modules is expected to decline by 35% in 2018, compared to previous forecasts of a 20% to 27% decline, due to the Chinese government curtailing […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

It’s Been a Pretty Good Year So Far for Solar Stocks

May 30, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Wall Street could be forgiven for having doubts about the solar market last year. On the residential side, a string of bankruptcies and withdrawals cast doubt on the prevailing business model. Utility scale companies had to contend with the unwelcome […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Why More Solar and Wind on the Grid Should Be Driving Today’s Investment Decisions

May 23, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

A newly released Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) report has found that when the share of electricity generated from wind and solar reaches 40-50 percent, wholesale power prices will decrease by US $5-$16/MWh. The LBNL study also has implications for […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewables Tax Equity Market Fares Fine in Q1, Calming Industry Fears

May 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Defying the fears that gripped the clean energy finance market at the end of 2017, investors seem to have fared well under the new tax scheme that took effect in January. The Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax provision included in the […]