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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 […]


Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GE Renewable Energy Secured $10.4 Billion In Orders In 2017

January 25, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

GE announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 results this week, and its renewable energy division GE Renewable Energy highlighted its own performance, including a total of $10.4 billion worth of orders and $10.3 billion of sales. GE Renewable Energy […]


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

Trump Imposes 30% Imported Solar Tariff, Threatens 23,000 Jobs In 2018

January 23, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

After 9 months of uncertainty and vitriol, US President Donald Trump has decided this week to impose a 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules in response to a Section 201 trade case filed by Suniva and SolarWorld back […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Global Renewable Energy Market to Grow 4.9% by 2025

January 18, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The global renewable energy market is expected to reach $2,152,903 million by 2025, representing a CAGR of 4.9% from 2017 to 2025, according to a new report by Allied Market Research. The report, “Renewable Energy Market by Type and End […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar Sector Corporate Funding Increased 41% in 2017

January 11, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Total global corporate funding for the solar sector, including venture capital/private equity (VC, PE), debt financing and public market financing came to $12.8 billion, a 41% increase compared to the $9.1 billion raised in 2016. The figures, released by Mercom […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

New Tax Bill Offers Unexpected Benefits to Commercial Solar Installations

January 3, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The commercial solar industry entered the holiday season with an unexpected policy gift from Washington. The new tax plan passed by Congress introduced two provisions favorable for commercial solar installations: a reduction in the corporate tax rate and the expansion […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

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

December 4, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

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 […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Overpricing Renewable Power Is Dangerous

November 28, 2017

Via: Forbes

An old Soviet-era joke goes like this: Stalin wakes up in a hospital and is informed that glorious Soviet medicine has resurrected him, and it is now 2047. “You will be pleased to hear, Comrade First Secretary, that the entire […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Origins of the Solar Learning Curve

November 21, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

The experience curve is a useful tool for forecasting future cost reductions in solar. This curve, also known as the learning curve, reveals a consistent pattern in solar: for every cumulative doubling of production volume, the price of PV modules […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Take renewable energy over bitcoin if you want to make a risky bet on the future

November 20, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

The hyper focus on bitcoin is causing investors to miss another huge winner this year that they can actually understand. Bitcoin is just one of many cryptocurrencies, and it is hard to embrace, if impossible not to follow, as it […]