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News and Policies, U.S.

EPA Head Pruitt Ready to Repeal Clean Power Plan

October 10, 2017

Via: Power Magazine

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt on October 9 said he will sign a proposed rule Tuesday to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a signature initiative of former President Barack Obama’s administration that mandated cuts in carbon dioxide […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

New Solar Technology to Increase Energy Production by 30% Per Day

October 10, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

A new solar tracking technology is increasing energy production by 30% per day, adding to the return on investment of rooftop solar arrays. Edisun Microgrids, a solar technology company, and West Hills Construction, Inc. announced a partnership to develop up […]


Energy Economics, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Rooftop Solar & Storage – Cheaper Than Subsidising Old Coal

October 9, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Leading energy analyst Bruce Mountain says if governments were serious about lowering electricity prices for consumers, they would focus more on supporting rooftop solar and battery storage than seeking to subsidise ageing coal-fired power generators like Liddell. Mountain, the director […]


News and Policies, State

California Law Will Streamline Permitting for Distributed Energy Storage

October 9, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

California is on the cusp of a dramatic jump in deploying cost-saving, climate-solving technology in the form of customer-sited energy storage, but the industry needs help cutting red tape that keeps the cost of the technology unnecessarily high for customers. […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US Will Soon Surpass 10 Gigawatts of Wind a Year, Apex Chief Predicts

October 6, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

U.S. wind installations could top 10 gigawatts a year, even after the federal Production Tax Credit runs out in 2020, a top asset holder said. “I think that 2020 is probably going to be a gargantuan year for the industry, […]


News and Policies, State

Facebook will invest $1 billion in Virginia to build data center and ‘multiple’ solar facilities

October 6, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that Facebook is set to invest over $1 billion in the U.S. state. The tech giant will invest $750 million to construct a 970,000 square foot data center in Henrico County. In addition, it […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US Renewables Grew Further 10% In 1st Half Of 2017

October 5, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Renewable energy sources in the United States grew by another 10% in the first half of 2017, according to new figures published by the country’s Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong’s Sun Day Campaign. The US Energy Information […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

SunPower Collaborates with True Green Capital Management to Finance $140 Million of U.S. Commercial Solar Projects

October 5, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced a collaboration with True Green Capital Management LLC (TGC) – a privately owned, specialized energy infrastructure asset management firm –to establish a $140 million fund expected to […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

IEA hails new era in solar PV

October 4, 2017

Via: PV Resources

The International Energy Agency has highlighted the claimed 50% growth in solar PV installations in 2016, which reached over 74GW, is part of a new trend that showed renewable energy sources with almost two-thirds of net new power capacity that […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

ARC Energy Research Institute Report: How to Invest in Crude Oil in a Carbon Constrained World

October 4, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

CALGARY, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Responding to the need for more vigilant action on mitigating carbon emissions, the ARC Energy Research Institute (“ARC”) has released “Crude Oil Investing in a Carbon Constrained World: 2017 Update.” The report provides investors, […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Module quality emerges as new marketing tool for the solar industry

October 3, 2017

Via: PV Resources

With many of the top-20 module suppliers to the solar industry now having multi-GW shipment volumes, attention has turned firmly to assessing metrics that companies can use to benchmark the quality and reliability of shipped products against their competitors. Almost […]


News and Policies, State

Garbage From Irma Will Fuel Florida’s Power Grid

October 2, 2017

Via: Renewable Energy News

When it comes to garbage, geography is destiny. Look at Texas and Florida, recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Homeowners and businesses not incapacitated by the storm have begun the arduous and emotional work of separating destroyed possessions and materials […]


News and Policies, State

San Francisco Becomes First Major U.S. City to Sue Fossil Fuel Industry Over Costs of Climate Change

October 2, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

San Francisco and Oakland are suing Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, BP and Royal Dutch Shell—the five biggest investor-owned fossil fuel producers in the world—over the costs of climate change. The two Californian cities join the counties of Marin, San Mateo and […]


News and Policies, World

SolarWorld Americas wants limit on solar module imports to US

September 29, 2017

Via: PV Resources

SolarWorld Americas has highlighted its remedial policies to the US ITC Section 201 case that include not only a minimum import price (MIP) but a total import limit of solar cells and modules at levels around half the demand in […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

The future of wind turbines could be bladeless

September 29, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

With their considerable height and large blades turning almost hypnotically, wind turbines have become an iconic symbol of the planet’s shift to renewable sources of energy. In Spain, however, one business is looking to design wind generators that produce renewable […]