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News and Policies, U.S.

How America Should Promote Energy Innovation in the Face of Extreme Weather

October 19, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

The extreme weather events of the 2017 hurricane season have brought home yet another reminder of the devastating effects of our changing climate. Climate change is a challenge that ultimately requires a global solution. As veterans of the Obama Administration, […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Delaware Wants In on the US Offshore Wind Market

October 18, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Delaware is ready to rejoin the U.S. offshore wind race. On August 28, Governor John Carney signed an executive order establishing an Offshore Wind Working Group. The working group is to submit a report to the governor by December 15 […]


Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

CleanChoice Energy Launches New York City Office

October 18, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company providing 100% clean electricity to customers across the country, announced it has opened a Manhattan office to develop new solar software and clean technological innovations. The new […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

460 MW Texas Mega Solar Farm Projects Offered to Investors

October 13, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Everything is bigger in Texas, and the Solar Farms that Innovative Solar Systems, LLC (ISS), is developing in TX are no exception. The Utility Scale Solar Farm projects being sold in this portfolio […]


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

How the Suniva Trade Dispute is Reshaping the Solar Industry

October 11, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

The Suniva trade dispute began when America’s biggest PV panel manufacturer Suniva filed an ill-advised petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The petition was filed under Section 201 of the Trade Act seeking […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, 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 […]


News and Policies, World

Is the Energy Sector Embracing Artificial Intelligence?

September 28, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be a huge opportunity for the energy industry — and AES, an energy and electricity company — isn’t passing up the chance to benefit from this new technology. Greentechmedia.com writes, “AES manages 36 gigawatts of energy […]