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Energy Economics

Ohio’s solar project queue on pace to surpass coal capacity this decade

November 4, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The recently announced retirement plans for one of Ohio’s largest coal-fired power plants puts the state’s planned solar project queue on track to surpass the state’s coal generating capacity before the end of the decade. Coal power still dwarfs solar […]


Energy Economics

The impact of EV charging on the grid: business models and consumer behaviors

October 18, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

An intriguing aspect of electric vehicle (EV) charging is how it will change business models for vehicle energy. In this article, aspects of charging practices and impacts are discussed, in the context of consumer-driven electric vehicles. Practices will be different […]


Energy Economics

Solar’s ITC needs an update

October 12, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Congress created the solar investment tax credit (ITC) in 2006 to spur solar energy growth in America and drive economic gains through the creation of new, clean manufacturing and construction jobs. Fifteen years later, it’s clear that the policy has […]


Energy Economics

California’s US$15bn climate action package signed but spending on energy deferred until 2022

September 24, 2021

Via: PV Resources

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a US$15 billion package to fund programmes to tackle drought and climate change in the state. While two bills relating to solar were included, major commitments to energy and transport have been deferred to […]


Energy Economics

First half of 2021 sees record investment in renewable energy

August 4, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

More money was invested in renewable energy in the first six months of 2021 than the first half of any other year, according to tracking by BloombergNEF. But analysts still say “immediate” funding is needed to reach global net-zero emissions […]


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 […]