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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 […]


News and Policies, U.S.

LG Electronics establishing a 500MW solar module manufacturing plant in US

June 28, 2018

Via: PV Resources

Major Korean conglomerate LG Electronics will establish a 500MW solar module manufacturing plant in Alabama, US at a cost of around US$28 million. LG Electronics follows leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar as well as Hanwha Q CELLS […]


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 […]


Energy Consumption, World

Bloomberg: Coal Is Dead In The Ground While Renewables Will Rise. But That Could Change

June 20, 2018

Via: Forbes

Bloomberg New Energy Finance is now out with its yearly outlook — one that puts green energy in the driver seat and coal deep in the ground. But cutting edge technologies could easily alter those predictions. The research firm is […]


Energy Economics

Trump’s China Tariffs May Deal Solar a Second Tariff Blow

June 18, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

President Donald Trump’s latest batch of proposed tariffs includes a familiar target — solar. Buried as an obscure-sounding item in a 10-page Trump administration list of Chinese products that are set to be taxed at an additional 25 percent are […]


News and Policies, State

New Jersey Is Now The United States’ Hottest Clean Energy Economy

June 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

When Governor Murphy recently signed a landmark clean energy bill into law, New Jersey reclaimed the national policy leadership it abdicated during years of stagnation under the Christie Administration, and jump-started the state’s clean energy economy. The state is now […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

The Higher Efficiency State: Massachusetts or California?

June 12, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

In 2017, Massachusetts was ranked No. 1 in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh consecutive year. On the other side of the country, California was ranked a close second after tying with […]


Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Solar Competition Is Putting $3 Million Behind Innovation in Manufacturing

June 8, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday launched the American-Made Solar Prize competition with a focus on supporting innovative ideas for solar industry manufacturing. The contest includes a series of three prize rounds designed to develop new products to be […]


News and Policies, World

US Power Africa Initiative Backs $1BN of Solar, Wind Projects

June 8, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

With financial backing from the U.S. government, an Israeli solar developer Gigawatt Global Cooperatief UA signed a deal with the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States to build $1 billion of renewable energy projects in the region. The U.S. […]


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 […]


News and Policies, World

Why Did China Tap The Brakes On Its Solar Program?

June 5, 2018

Via: Forbes

Chinese solar companies sold off sharply on Monday following an announcement by the Chinese government that it would take measures that may curb the astronomical growth of its solar industry. The South China Morning Post reported: “A joint statement put […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Why Trump shouldn’t revel in latest US solar manufacturing expansions

May 31, 2018

Via: PV Resources

Hanwha Q CELLS became the latest company to make a gigawatt-scale manufacturing commitment in the US. However, no overseas firm has committed any new cell capacity, suggesting the longer term value to the US economy is likely less than hoped. […]