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Energy Economics

The era of green finance

July 30, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

It is a time of change and growth for the power and energy sector. One of the most important and challenging questions facing the world is how it can transition towards a more sustainable future with respect to energy generation […]


Energy Economics

Report: 30M solar homes would create 1.77M jobs, $69B in energy savings

July 19, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Our new report finds that installing rooftop solar panels and community solar systems to serve the equivalent of 30 million American homes would create significant economic benefits — including 1.77 million jobs and $69 billion electricity bill savings over the […]


Energy Economics

Residential solar prices hit record low in 2020, says EnergySage

May 14, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

This week online solar shopping comparison company EnergySage released its twelfth semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report, which is based on millions of transaction-level data points generated within the EnergySage Solar Marketplace throughout 2020. The company tracks the evolving pricing, equipment, […]


Energy Economics

Why 2021 could be the perfect year to deploy your solar portfolio

May 10, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Grouping solar projects into larger portfolios is certainly not a new practice. After all, placing smaller projects into larger project groups is often the only way some smaller projects can find financing. It can also save funding organizations money because […]


Energy Economics

Wind farms bring windfalls for rural schools, but school finance laws limit how money is spent

April 28, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

On the website for the local school district in Blackwell – a town of just over 300 people in rural Texas – school Superintendent Abe Gott says: “We believe that no matter your dreams, you can achieve them from Blackwell, […]


Energy Economics, Uncategorized

Clean energy stock deflation and Biden’s infrastructure plan

April 12, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Last month saw buying opportunities in some clean energy stocks as the bubble created from the euphoria over Biden’s election vanished as if it never happened. Clean energy stocks have simply returned to the general upward trendline from the second […]


Energy Economics

Biden Administration Sets National 30-GW Offshore Wind Target

March 29, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The Biden administration on March 29 laid out a spate of measures to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind in the U.S. by 2030, an ambitious target that will require a vast scale-up in investment and build-out of the still […]


Energy Economics

Wisconsin utilities planning $872M in solar & energy storage sites

March 18, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Wisconsin utilities are jointly planning to build up 625 MW worth of combined solar and energy storage capacity in the state. We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service, both subsidiaries of the WEC Energy Group, are proposing the 325-MW Darien Solar […]


Energy Economics

Energy Impact Partners leads €10 million investment in German residential solar startup

March 17, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Berlin-based greentech startup Zolar has raised an additional €10 million (US$11.9 million) in an investment round led by Energy Impact Partners. The fundraiser led by investor EIP has added €10 million to Zolar’s series B funding, bringing the fund’s total […]


Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

New US Energy Secretary shakes up DOE, calls for ‘hundreds of gigawatts’ of new clean energy

March 4, 2021

Via: PV Resources

The US will need “hundreds of gigawatts” of carbon-free energy installed within the next four years to meet its climate targets, new Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm has said. Speaking during energy industry conference CERAWeek 2021, Granholm used her first speech […]


Energy Economics

The grid needs $14T to support full decarbonization

February 24, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

At least $14 trillion needs to be invested in the grid worldwide by 2050 to support an evolved power system, according to BloombergNEF’s new Power Grid Long-Term Outlook 2021 published this week. The transition to electric heating and transport will drive up electricity […]


Energy Economics

US ROUND-UP: Shoals IPO raises billions; Sunnova claims industry-first solar financing package

February 4, 2021

Via: PV Resources

A round-up of the latest news from the US solar market, as Shoals Technologies’ upsized IPO raises north of US$2 billion and Sunnova claims an industry first financing offer. Shoals Technologies raises US$2.2bn in upsized IPO 29 January 2021: Shoals […]


Energy Economics

Intersect Power receives more than $600M to accelerate clean energy growth

January 27, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Utility-scale renewable energy developer Intersect Power, LLC announced that it secured $127 million in equity funding from Climate Adaptive Infrastructure, LLC and Trilantic North America In addition, the company said it has also closed on a $482 million debt facility […]


Energy Economics

What Everybody Ought to Know to Insure Energy Risks Cost-Effectively in 2021?

January 11, 2021

Via: Energy Collective

The energy sector ranks 3rd after aviation and property by the value of insurance claims. Energy companies no longer have the capital available to cover their losses – they need insurance to reduce their exposure to risks. But they need […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Energy Economics

Norway Hits Record 87% Plug-in EV Share & 66% Pure Electrics In December

January 6, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

Norway, the auto market most advanced down the path to electromobility, has seen new records broken in December, with 87.1% market share for plugin electric vehicles. Over two thirds were pure electric vehicles, and non-hybrid combustion vehicles fell to just […]