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Category: Commercialization


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Google announces US$150m renewables investment package

October 17, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Google says it will spend US$150 million on renewable energy in regions where its products are manufactured, in a move it hopes will galvanise a further US$1.5 billion of investment. The news was revealed by Anna Meegan, head of consumer […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar panel suppliers fixated on power gains, but is the industry really benefiting?

October 17, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Turn back the clock to 2012, and the PV sector had gone through an initial growth-related technology shake-out that can largely be seen today in c-Si technologies having 95% of market-share, and only one viable thin-film supplier (First Solar). After […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Energy firm backed by Warren Buffett to build a $150 million wind farm in Canada

October 16, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Construction work on a 117.6-megawatt (MW) wind farm in the oil-rich province of Alberta, Canada, will start next year. In an announcement Tuesday, BHE Canada — a wholly owned subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy — said the Rattlesnake […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Philippines utility Meralco injects US$8.2 million into 210MW of solar

October 3, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Philippines utility Meralco has sunk PHP424 million (US$8.2 million) of equity funding into its renewables subsidiary, MGreen, to support 210MW of solar projects. The solar projects are estimated to have a total project cost of PHP10.01 billion (US$193 million). The […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Unilever achieves 100% renewable electricity across five continents

September 20, 2019

Via: Energy Global

As far as possible, Unilever’s transition to renewable electricity has been delivered through supporting the development of local renewable energy markets, with 38% of its grid electricity supplied through corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and green electricity tariffs. Where it […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EIA: Solar construction costs fall, but still more expensive than gas and wind

September 4, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Solar, wind and natural gas generation accounted for nearly all of the capacity added to the U.S. grid in 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The costs of the former are going down, while the latter two got […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Australia’s Macquarie to raise US$675 million for renewables, Reuters report

August 30, 2019

Via: Energy Global

The raise comes 3 months after the investment bank reported AUS$5 billion (US$675.4 million) in excess capital, prompting UBS analysts to question the need to sell shares while Goldman Sachs analysts called the exercise a ‘surprise’. The bank is offering […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Corporate Investment In Solar Energy Surges

July 29, 2019

Via: Forbes

America’s top corporations are pouring investments into solar energy – led by Apple and Amazon— according to a newly released report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Following mixed growth in the early part of this decade, corporate solar […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar finance continues bullish 2019 streak with 11% boost

July 10, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Project acquisitions, stock exchange listings and capital raises have helped keep solar finance flows stronger so far in 2019 compared to earlier years, consultants have found. Fresh figures from Mercom Capital Group show the industry raised US$6 billion during H1 […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Tesla’s Drop Continues in US Residential Solar Rankings

June 19, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Tesla sank to third place among U.S. residential solar providers for installations in the first quarter of 2019, continuing the one-time market leader’s dramatic decline. The latest ranking from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables shows Vivint Solar knocking Tesla out […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Federal bill would allow clean energy companies to structure like oil companies

June 18, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

Last week, US senators and representatives introduced bills in the Senate and the House to open up a type of corporate structure originally reserved for oil, gas, and coal companies to clean energy companies. Called a Master Limited Partnership (MLP), […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

When Will Renewable Energy Prices Stop Dropping?

June 17, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

Last Wednesday, as I went through articles for my blog, I found one at Forbes called “Chile’s Cheap Power – Sign Of A Solar Future?” It said a new record had been set, at 2.91¢/kWh, for the cost of electricity […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

US wind energy industry is booming, but tariffs pose a threat

June 10, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

In 2008, Jason Urichich was at a crossroads. He lost his home and landscaping business in Youngstown, Ohio, and decided it was time for a change. He decided to pursue a six-month program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Michigan […]


Commercialization, Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Costs Take Another Tumble, Making Fossil Fuels Look More Expensive Than Ever

May 29, 2019

Via: Forbes

The cost of renewable energy has tumbled even further over the past year, to the point where almost every source of green energy can now compete on cost with oil, coal and gas-fired power plants, according to new data released […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Wind Living in Solar’s World: A Strategy for the US Wind Industry

May 16, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Wind’s fight with fossil fuel is transitioning to crafting a strategy to cope with solar. As the Energy Transition unfolds in the United States, it introduces new power market dynamics that fundamentally favor solar power over wind. Solar power represents […]