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Value of Solar Versus Fossil Fuels - Part 1
08/18/14, A Report By, The Energy & Policy Institute
The value of solar power is being debated across the country by regulators, utility companies, and solar energy providers as distributed generation is increasing. This Energy and Policy Institute series consists of four separate reports summarizing recent developments, while providing recommendations for policy makers.

Q2 2014 Solar Energy Deal Volume Comparison
08/18/14, Contributed by, Lincoln International
Lincoln International is pleased to present you with the latest DealReader from our global Renewable Energy Industry group.

Top 20 high-cost oil projects risk wasting $91 bln of investor cash
08/18/14, Contributed by, Carbon Tracker Initiative
The study aims to alert institutional investors to the risks of investing in projects which depend on sustained high prices to make a return, and that are as a result exposed to a future double hit of falling oil prices and growing climate regulation in an increasingly carbon-constrained world.

Combining the Advantages of Module-level Power Electronics and String Inverter Topology
08/18/14, Thomas Enzendorfer, Solar Energy Division Fronius USA
This product innovation provides benefits of module-level monitoring while avoiding all the complication, costs and disadvantages of existing module-level products.

Ways to Build Skills Among Renewable Industries’ Workforce
08/18/14, Dan Liggett, geoAMPS
For renewable energy industries, it is important that project knowledge, industry awareness and organizational savvy be captured within the organization so it can be easily shared with incoming employees.

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Alternative Energy Stories of the Day

Solar panel shortage looms even as manufacturers invest in production

Submitted on: 08/20/14, 06:02 AM

The solar industry is bracing for a global drought in photovoltaic panels after a series of high supply years that pushed prices to all-time lows and encouraged installations.

Solar panel adoption is supposed to increase as much as 29% this year, which has top manufacturers and installers anticipating a drop in availability of panels. This would be the first such shortage since 2006 when the nascent solar energy industry was just taking hold, reported Bloomberg News.

Eight years ago, only about 1.5 gigawatts of solar energy capacity was installed. This year as much as 52 gigawatts is expected to be hooked up and another 61 gigawatts in 2015, according to estimates by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

That is compared with about 70 gigawatts of production capacity currently available, though that estimate could be high since some manufacturers’ equipment is out of date or obsolete.

The shrinking supply could hinder the growing rooftop solar panel industry. The scarce supplies often get routed to larger-scale utility projects and leave the residential side with limited availability.

Defective Photovoltaics and Other Flaws Plague China's Push to Build Solar Power
Submitted on: 08/18/14, 05:49 AM
China has bet on solar energy as a cleaner alternative to coal, but whether installed solar panels can meet the country's need for energy is becoming a troubling question. China had installed nearly 19.5 gigawatts of solar panels as of the end of 2013. H

Renewable Energy Expert: We Don't Need Power Storage, Just Dance Lessons
Submitted on: 08/15/14, 07:05 AM
It's a truism among renewable energy wonks that in order to run our society on renewable energy, we'll need a revolution in energy storage technology. The reason? Solar and wind are intermittent power sources. The sun goes down and the wind stops blo

Brazil readies big push on solar energy but companies are wary
Submitted on: 08/13/14, 06:05 AM
Grappling with its worst energy crisis in more than a decade, Brazil is making its first big move to develop a local solar power industry that could help reduce its dependence on a battered hydro power system.

Rules prevent solar panels in many states with abundant sunlight
Submitted on: 08/11/14, 07:21 AM
Few places in the country are so warm and bright as Mary Wilkerson's property on the beach near St. Petersburg, Fla., a city once noted in the Guinness Book of World Records for a 768-day stretch of sunny days.   But while Flori

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Today's Alternative Energy Headlines

Baker Electric Solar Makes Four 2014 Top Solar Contractor Lists in Solar Power World Magazine
Submitted on: 08/20/14, 08:14 AM
San Diego-based Baker Electric Solar ranked #91 on Solar Power World magazine's 2014 Top 400 Solar Contractors in North America list, and it also ranked #22 on the Top 100 Residential list, #26 in the Top 100 California Contractor list and #47 in Top EPCs list.

CALTECH'S OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR AWARDS FOR INNOVATORS IN SUSTAINABILITY
Submitted on: 08/20/14, 07:16 AM
Caltech's Resnick Sustainability Institute has announced that nominations are open for the 2015 Resonate Awards (http://resnick.caltech.edu/awards-nomination.php). The awards are designed to bring attention to unheralded innovators with provocative ideas that contribute to long term sustainability.

New TÜV SÜD certificate: Reliable information on stationary energy storage systems
Submitted on: 08/20/14, 04:00 AM
The expansion of renewable energy and distributed energy production is also driving the development of stationary battery energy storage systems. TÜV SÜD's new Renewable Energy Storage Systems (RESS) certificate enables stakeholders to demonstrate the safety and performance of these systems.

IronRidge Expands XR Rail Family with New Sizes
Submitted on: 08/19/14, 11:45 PM
argeted Rail Sizes Enable More Cost-Effective Solar Array Design & Installation

The Next-Generation Supercar: Wireless EV
Submitted on: 08/19/14, 02:32 PM
In light of the inaugural Beijing Formula E Grand Prix, scheduled for September 13, 2014, Bryan Solstin at Solstin.org comments on industry trends, saying Formula 1 and Formula E are paving the way for the next-generation supercar. Solstin says emerging supercapacitors and high-power wireless will be the next generation supercar.

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Featured Alternative Energy Company

Conergy

Conergy

(Denver, CO, United States of America)

In North America, Conergy is a solar energy system supplier and EPC providing innovative products and services to its network of integrators and project developers. Since 1998 we have advised more than 10,000 customers around the globe and supplied more than 2 gigawatts of solar module capacity.

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