Solar project originator ClearGrid is set to announce a partnership with a major developer to source sites for community solar across Massachusetts. ClearGrid's data-driven algorithm sources better sites in half the time, taking a huge bite out of soft costs. This new service comes at a perfect time to accelerate the booming community solar market in the Northeast and beyond.
Four engineering students recently took top honors at a student poster session hosted by GEARED (Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment).
PV Energy continues training sessions to enhance local engineering capacity
Lens, RadianGen's internal software platform, is now available to solar professionals
Yesterday (Oct. 19) President Barak Obama announced that 81 of the U.S.'s leading companies have signed onto the American Business Act on Climate pledge. The companies from Alcoa to GE, GM, International Paper, McDonald's, Xerox and a host of other companies from a wide range of industries agreed to reduce emissions, increase low-carbon investments, use more clean energy and take other actions on climate change. The pledge helps align the U.S. to take action in the upcoming international climate discussions in Paris.
A new report shows that renewables are cutting the wholesale price of energy and lessening the impact of subsidies on bill payers.
European clean energy project finance drops to three-year low ---Asia-Pacific investment at all-time high ---Record quarter for project acquisitions
International Building Competition in Irvine, Calif. Promotes Sustainable Home Design
Today (Oct. 19) Assistant Secretary of Energy Dr. David Danielson announced that the team from the Stevens Institute of Technology won the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon in 2015. Competing in all 10 of the competition's challenges The New Jersey-based Stevens Institute of Technology earned 950.685 points out of a possible 1,000 to win the competition.
Last week 1366 Technologies announced that it will build a commercial solar wafer manufacturing facility in Genesee County New York between Buffalo and Rochester. The project represents a $700 million investment in the region and will create roughly 1,000 jobs in the region.
Seals improve reliability of petrochemical service valves, pumps and rotating equipment.
San Diego-based Baker Electric Solar is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathi McCalligan as its new director of marketing. McCalligan brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing to her position.
Community Green Energy (CGE) announced today that construction is scheduled to commence on a 100kW community solar garden located in Laketown Township, Michigan. Township officials urge any area residents to contact CGE to learn all the details and benefits of becoming a subscriber in the Laketown Township Community Solar Garden.
Mark Tran for The Guardian: The solar power industry has proposed an emergency plan to rescue renewables, which it says would add just £1 to consumer bills by 2019, on top of the £9 a year that clean technology subsidies cost bill payers. The scheme is a response to government plans to cut subsidies for rooftop solar panel installations by 87% from 1 January. The Solar Trade Association (STA) has warned the move could cost up to 27,000 jobs and waste public money already spent on supporting the technology. Solar companies are already going bust as a result of the changes, with an estimated 1,000 jobs lost so far. On Friday, a company backed by the billionaire inventor Elon Musk pulled out of the UK, blaming the government for not supporting the technology. Zep Solar UK, which is owned by SolarCity where the Tesla boss is chairman, was the fourth UK solar business to close in a fortnight. SolarCity blamed cuts to solar subsidies announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in the summer. The STA plan would include higher initial tariffs for subsidies to make investing in the technology viable, with reductions set out to allow the government to control costs and give the industry certainty. The plan would ensure that families, farmers, housing associations and community groups could continue to be involved in the move towards low-carbon power and give them more control over their energy, the STA argues. Cont'd...
Falling oil and commodities prices have prompted many energy businesses - particularly in Oil, Gas and Mining - to seek out new business opportunities in emerging markets. This has made the cost of doing business in these new markets rise considerably
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