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News and Policies, State

California’s Electricity Dreams Still Need Natural Gas

September 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Already requiring 33% renewables by 2020 and 50% by 2030, California Governor Jerry Brown just signed SB 100, mandating that 100% of the state’s electricity comes from “carbon-free” sources by 2045, largely leaning on renewables like wind and solar. This […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Global solar: Where’s hot and where’s not – Sterling & Wilson’s take

September 5, 2018

Via: PV Resources

PV Tech caught up with Vikas Bansal, head of Business Development, Solar International, at of the world’s largest solar EPC firms, Sterling & Wilson, to discuss which geographies show the most promise for solar development at present and in the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

5 Ways to Improve Solar PV Servicing

September 4, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

These days, customer service comes in a bewildering array of flavors — many of them robotic. Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and other self-service technologies, companies are now automating traditional points of customer contact, such as call-in centers. […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Facebook just made a huge commitment on renewable energy

August 29, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Facebook has committed to cutting its greenhouse emissions by 75 percent and powering global operations with 100 percent renewable energy by the end of 2020. In a statement Tuesday, the tech giant said it had signed contracts for more than […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Oil Major Exxon Reportedly Seeking Wind and Solar Power

August 28, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Exxon Mobil Corp. has been looking to buy renewable energy for delivery in Texas, according to people familiar with the matter. The largest U.S. oil company sent out a request for proposals with a June 8 deadline, inviting solar or […]


News and Policies, State

Hawaii’s Solar Industry Calls Tropical Storm Lane a ‘Wake-Up Call’

August 28, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

As rain from tropical storm Lane subsided Monday, Hawaii’s solar industry seems to have avoided serious damage. However, two solar industry professionals called the situation “a wake-up call.” Though Lane weakened as it slammed into Hawaii, 13,000 Hawaiian Electric (HECO) […]


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 […]


News and Policies, World

European Wind Operators Face Wind Drought While Solar Power Production Rises

August 14, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

The current heatwave in Western Europe is also contributing to a ‘wind drought,’ negatively impacting wind farm operators across the region, which includes the U.K., France, Spain, Germany and much of Scandinavia. Meanwhile, solar power plant operators are seeing increased […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

EIA: Solar, Wind Investment Flourishes, but Gas-fired Biggest Bargain

August 7, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

Wind and solar generators took the greatest leap in new installed capacity and construction investment, while natural gas-fired generation proved to offer the most bang for the buck per project, according to the most recent data available on generator costs […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Negative Electricity Pricing Abounds As Wind, Solar Flood the Grid

August 6, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas — and their power getting priority to feed into the […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Cost, circumvention, viability: Hopes and fears for India’s solar safeguard

July 31, 2018

Via: PV Resources

The Indian Finance Ministry’s order imposing a safeguard duty for two years on solar imports from developed countries as well as China and Malaysia has brought long-awaited clarity to both manufacturers and developers, but both segments of the industry have […]


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 […]