Sustainable Women Series: Driving Down Solar ‘Soft’ Costs: A 70 Percent Reduction in 5 Years

SustainableWomenSeries:DrivingDownSolar‘Soft’Costs:A70PercentReductionin5YearsLaunchedbytheDepartmentofEnergyinFebruary2011,theSunShotInitiativewasdesignedtomakesolarenergycost-competitiveby2020.In2010,thecostofonesolarwattwas$3.80.TheSunShotprojectwasattemptingtoreducesoft[…]

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OST Energy supports first floating solar power financing deal

OSTEnergysupportsfirstfloatingsolarpowerfinancingdealOSThasannounceditsworkwithUKbank,theRoyalBankofScotland,andEurope’sleadingsolarenergycompany,LightsourceRenewableEnergy,tobringEurope’slargestfloatingphotovoltaicsolarpowerprojecttofinancialcloseearlierthisyear.SolarEnergy RSSFeed

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3 Sure Signs of Texas’ Emerging Solar Market

3SureSignsofTexas’EmergingSolarMarketAustin,myhomeforthepast35years,istypicallyaprettysunnyplaceyear-round.ButsummeriswhenIamremindedofthesun’sunwaveringpresenceandstrength.Fortunately,Texasisbeginningtoputthoseraystowork,asevidencedtheSolarEnergyIndustriesAssociation’s(SEIA)[…]

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India Seeks Bids for 300 MW of Solar Projects With Storage

IndiaSeeksBidsfor300MWofSolarProjectsWithStorageIndiahasinviteditsfirst-everbidsforsolarenergyprojectsthatincludestorageasarequirementaspartofatrialprogramaimedatmakingtherenewableresourceamorereliablesourceofpower.SolarEnergy RSSFeed

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The Sun as Filling Station: Turning Solar Energy into Electricity

TheSunasFillingStation:TurningSolarEnergyintoElectricityMoroccoisacountryundergoingprofoundchanges.Thepopulationisgrowing,andprosperityisrising.Companiesareaddinglocationshere.Ruralareasaregettingconnectedtothepowergrid.Demandforenergyisexpanding,especiallyforelectricity.SolarEnergy RSSFeed

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Solar Powered Smart Flowers Are New Focus for Cape Wind Champion Jim Gordon

SolarPoweredSmartFlowersAreNewFocusforCapeWindChampionJimGordonAninnovativesolarplusstoragesolutionthatwaslaunchedinEuropeabout2.5yearsagoiscomingtotheU.S.Theproductiscalled“SmartFlower”anditlookslikeagiganticsunflowerwithashort,fatstalk.Thecompanysaidithas[…]

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Unpacking the Home Battery Value Proposition

UnpackingtheHomeBatteryValuePropositionInrecentyears,solarhasseenanunprecedentedriseininstallations,bothonalargeandsmallscale.Energystorage,however,hasn’tquitekeptpace.Thoughhomebatteriespresentsignificantadvantagestohouseholdswithsolarpanels,manyconsumersspringforthepanels,seeingtheeconomicandenvironmentalbenefit,but[…]

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Consolidation Will Spur Future C&I Success for Solar

ConsolidationWillSpurFutureC&ISuccessforSolarRevolutionsinfinancinghavecementedsolarenergyasamainstayofU.S.energyproductionintheresidentialandutilitymarketsegments.Butonesegmentofthesolarmarketstillstrugglingtofinditsfootingamongfinanceprofessionalsisthecommercialandindustrial(C&I)segment.SolarEnergy RSSFeed

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AES to Boost Generating Capacity in Brazil With Wind and Solar

AEStoBoostGeneratingCapacityinBrazilWithWindandSolarAESCorp.isplanningtoexpandintolarge-scalewindandsolarenergyinBraziltoboostitsgeneratingcapacityinthecountry.SolarEnergy RSSFeed

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Apple Plans to Sell Excess Rooftop Solar Energy From Headquarters

ApplePlanstoSellExcessRooftopSolarEnergyFromHeadquartersAppleInc.planstosellexcesselectricitygeneratedbysolarpanelsontheroofofitsnewheadquartersinCupertino,California,joiningGoogleparentAlphabetInc.ineffortstotradeontheenergymarket.SolarEnergy RSSFeed

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GE Ventures Buys Stake in Sonnen to Boost Position in Solar Energy Storage Market

GEVenturesBuysStakeinSonnentoBoostPositioninSolarEnergyStorageMarketGEVenturesboughtastakeinGermany’sSonnenGmbHtoboostitspresenceinthefast-growingmarketforenergystoragesystemsbuilttostoresolarpower.SolarEnergy RSSFeed

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Solar PV Module Recycling — Why It’s Important

SolarPVModuleRecycling—WhyIt’sImportantDespitethefactthatmanysolarenergysystemsinstalledinthe’70sand’80sarestillinoperation,thetruthis,everysolarpanelwilleventuallyreachtheendofitsusefullifespan.Thenwhat?SolarEnergy RSSFeed

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Legislative Reform to Promote Solar Energy in Armenia

LegislativeReformtoPromoteSolarEnergyinArmeniaTheArmenianParliamentonMay12adoptedthesecondandfinalreadingdraftamendments“OnEnergySavingandRenewableEnergy,”givingstrongimpetusforthedevelopmentofsolarenergyinprivateandindustrialsegmentsoftheArmenianeconomy,accordingtomarketparticipants.SolarEnergy RSSFeed

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AEP Seeks Up to 900 MW of Wind and Solar

AEPSeeksUpto900MWofWindandSolarAEPOhio,aunitofAmericanElectricPower(NYSE:AEP),todayissuedaRequestforInformation(RFI)tosolicitinformationfromcompaniesthathaveaninterestinparticipatinginafutureAEPOhioRequestforProposalsforobtainingSolarEnergyResources(5MWorgreater)through[…]

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Wärtsilä Diversifies into Solar PV

WärtsiläDiversifiesintoSolarPVFinnishenergygroupWärtsilärecentlyannouncedits entryintothesolarenergyindustrywithanemphasisondeliveryofturnkeyutility-scalesolarPVanduniquehybridpowerplantsolutions.Thecompanywillengageindeliveryofitsfirsthybridpowerplantlatethisyear,witharetrofittingprojectinJordan.Solar[…]

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US Celebrates One Million Solar Installations

USCelebratesOneMillionSolarInstallationsWhiletheexactdatethattheU.S.installedits1,000,000thsolarinstallationishardtopinpoint,accordingtotheSolarEnergyIndustriesAssociation(SEIA),thecountryisthere. TheorganizationplanstocelebratethemilestoneinearlyMaywithathree-prongedapproachthatincludespoliticaloutreach,alargesocialmedia[…]

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China’s PV Industry Slated for High Growth Over the Next Five Years

China’sPVIndustrySlatedforHighGrowthOvertheNextFiveYearsChinaisexpectedtocontinuetobetheworld’sfastestgrowingsolarPVmarketduringthefiveyearsspanning2016to2020,withanadditionof15GWto20GWinnewPVpowergenerationcapacityeachyear,NationalEnergyAdministrationdirector[…]

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Solar Trade Group CEO Rhone Resch Departing Organization

SolarTradeGroupCEORhoneReschDepartingOrganizationTheSolarEnergyIndustriesAssociationhasannouncedthatPresidentandCEORhoneReschplanstoleavethesolartradeorganizationeffectiveMay31.SolarEnergy RSSFeed

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Massachusetts State House passes solar incentive compromise

MassachusettsStateHousepassessolarincentivecompromiseApartlysunnycompromiseonsolarenergylegislation,hammeredoutafterfivemonthsofnegotiation,movedfavorablyWednesdayafternoonfromtheMassachusettsHousetotheSenate,whereactionisscheduledfortoday.WhilesomerenewableenergyadvocatessupportthecompromisethattheHouseapprovedoverwhemingly,theycautionit’s[…]

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GE to Design Wind, Solar Energy Storage Project in India

GEtoDesignWind,SolarEnergyStorageProjectinIndiaGElastweeksaidthatitsenergyconsultingbusinesshasbeenchosenbywindenergyfirmIL&FSEnergyDevelopmenttoexaminethefeasibilityofintegratedwind,solarandenergystorageprojectsatIL&FSEnergy’ssitesinRamagiri,AndhraPradesh,andNanaLayja,Gujarat,India.Solar[…]

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