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Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Energy Retrofit Systems Market to Grow 8% by 2023

November 21, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The global energy retrofit systems market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8% from 2018 to 2023, according to a new report by Research N Reports. The report, titled “Global Energy Retrofit Systems Market Research Report 2018,” says […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Investment-Grade Policy: De-Risking Renewable Energy Projects

November 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

Reducing the risk (de-risking) of investment in renewable energy projects is a critically important step to decarbonizing energy systems to prevent dangerous climate change, with three major components: technology risk, development risk and pricing risk. Addressing each of these risk […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

U.S. Department of Energy – Department of Energy Announces $53 Million in New Projects to Advance Solar Technologies

October 30, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Today (10/23), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for up to $53 million in new projects to advance early-stage solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 53 […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar manufacturing industry R&D spending in 2017 hits new high

October 9, 2018

Via: PV Resources

Historically, we have tracked the annual R&D spending of 12 key publicly-listed PV module manufacturers over the last 10 years to provide insight into the broader industry trends of innovation, higher conversion efficiencies and overall competitiveness of the sector. In […]


Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Trump’s Import Tariffs Will Make U.S. Wind Power More Expensive

October 3, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

President Donald Trump’s trade war won’t wreck the U.S. wind industry, but it will raise the cost of power. Tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports, as well as on metals from Europe and elsewhere, could raise the cost of […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

OPIC provides US$25 million financing for Africa and Asia off-grid solar fund

September 26, 2018

Via: PV Resources

US government development finance institution Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has committed US$25 million in financing to a fund managed by off-grid solar firm SunFunder, which will provide loans to companies developing off-grid solar products and solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Report: Offshore Wind Would Bring Over $3.6 Billion in Economic Benefits to Atlantic Coast States

September 4, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Building and operating a new offshore wind farm would bring at least $600 million in economic benefits to the Eastern seaboard state where it’s constructed, according to a new analysis by BW Research on behalf of environmental advocacy group Environmental […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Top 4 Trends in the U.S. Wind Market

August 24, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Wind power capacity in the United States continued to experience strong growth in 2017 due to the production tax credit, various state-level policies, and improvements in the cost and performance of wind power technologies, yielding low-priced wind energy for utility, […]


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 […]


Commercialization

Solar Power Plants, NIMBY, And Why All Politics Is Local

July 25, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Massachusetts has enacted policies that seek to promote renewable energy projects within the state and in the waters off its shores. In total, it wants more than 3 gigawatts of solar power installed within its borders. It is also part […]


Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Tax Equity Financing For Utilities: Another Helping Of Renewable Energy, But Hold The Tax Credits

July 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Many consumers want more of their electricity to come from clean energy sour1ces like wind and solar. And many regulated utilities have responded, adding a record number of renewable energy projects to their portfolios, relying, in part, on federal tax […]


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 […]