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September 19th
Today government officials commissioned a 1.8-MW solar project on what is classified as a “superfund” site — an abandoned plot of land that harbored hazardous waste affecting the environment and population — in New Bedford, an economically depressed coas...
September 19th
The editors of Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering magazines and their respective websites have announced eleven finalists for the annual Projects of the Year Awards program.
September 19th
The first-ever study using data from modern wind farms throughout North America finds that avian mortality among most species of small passerines (birds) may be biologically insignificant.
September 19th
Canadian Solar has joined a growing field of Chinese solar panel makers entering the risky business of speculative development in China, with its launch of a new locally-based fund for solar power construction. The move follows the establishment of self-...
September 19th
In Washington, the Department of Defense has awarded $210 million under the Defense Production Act to Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum Biofuels and Red Rock Bio towards the construction of biorefineries that produce cost-competitive, drop-in military biofuels.
September 19th
Vivint Solar, the rooftop power producer owned by Blackstone Group LP, is seeking to raise as much as $371 million from its initial public offering.
September 19th
Green Mountain Power just broke ground on a 2-MW photovoltaic plant in Rutland, Vermont. While some other large PV systems planned for the area have met with strong opposition (some residents worry large, ground-mount solar arrays will be an eyesore on t...
September 18th
In countries where there are established markets for alternative and renewable energy sources, economic and financial inducements such as feed in tariffs, tax incentives, net metering and self supply schemes have significantly driven market activities in...
September 18th
The middle market, particularly projects in the 50-kW to 200-kW range, pose challenges to all financiers, including us. So, what do we do when developer partners call us to finance projects in this range, or any other deals under 1 MW? It has been our ex...
September 18th
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected a claim by Chicago-based Exelon that its Texas Panhandle wind farms are entitled to favorable pricing. The wind farms sell power to Southwestern Public Service Company, an Xcel Energy subsidiary.
September 18th
Six new solar energy installations at two notable Hawaiian landmarks are ramping up the stakes in a race that may bring the 50th state to number one status where U.S. solar deployment is concerned.
September 18th
When you think of green energy, are solar and wind power the first things that come to mind? Perhaps you think of hydropower, geothermal or biofuels instead. While regenerative braking has steadily gained traction in terms of adoption, the average person...
September 17th
Panasonic Corp., the supplier of lithium-ion cells that plans to help Tesla Motors Inc. build a battery factory, said cooperation with the U.S. electric-car maker will probably boost demand from European automakers.
September 17th
Chevron Corp.’s attempts to turn plants into alternative fuels for profitable, large-scale production have failed.
September 17th
Last week I constructively critiqued Sunrun’s latest solar video marketing efforts. This week, I caught a new video from NRG Home, NRG's residential solar division. Like Sunrun, NRG also animated its solar message, but there was a big bump to its product...
September 17th
August 11 was an auspicious day for Mexico. Some seventy-six years after the government nationalized the country’s oil industry, President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law an energy reform package that many are saying will have a transformative impact ...
September 16th
Nearly one year after SolarCity acquired Zep Solar and its rackless mounting design for $158 million — a move that cut both cost and time for residential solar installations — the installer announced today that it is whetting its appetite in untapped are...
September 16th
The solar tariff dispute is leading to longer procurement times and altering module selection. Now, as developers build out their initial design specs with a specific module in mind, we are finding that as a project approaches NTP, the modules may become...