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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 […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Texas Commercial Building’s Solar Roof Saves Owners $1.25 million

April 6, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

A new rooftop solar array for the Northtown Professional Plaza in Laredo, Texas, is expected to offset 43% of the building’s energy needs, saving the owners $1.25 million over the system’s lifetime. Austin, Texas-based solar installation company Freedom Solar Power […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Could Steel Tariffs Slow The 100% Renewable Movement?

March 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Last week, President Donald Trump announced tariffs on the two most important metals in modern society – aluminum and steel. He set a 25% tariff on imported steel and 10% on imported aluminum. Immediately, gasps rang out across the markets […]


Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Cost, not climate, is driving transition to renewables: BlackRock’s Jim Barry

February 23, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

BlackRock has almost $5 billion invested in renewables, the global head of BlackRock Infrastructure Investment Group told CNBC on Friday. “As I look at infrastructure, I’m looking for where the structural shifts (are) underway, and there’s a massive structural shift […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Trump’s solar tariff gamble pays off for now

January 31, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Well that was fast. Barely one week after President Donald Trump announced a stiff 30 percent tariff on Chinese-made solar panels, a leading Chinese solar company announced plans to build a plant inside the United States. Jinko Solar made the […]