Solar Mounting Design by TRA Snow and Sun Creates Awning Solar Array That Follows Strict Codes of Brooklyn, New York

TRA Snow and Sun's One-Stop System, provided free engineering, design layout and project support for a unique solar array on the south wall of the Williamsburg Cinemas (Brooklyn, NY), solving difficult attachment problems.

Solar energy costs fall 14% despite stable wholesale solar prices.

Costs of solar energy in America has fallen by 14% over the last year from $4.41 per watt in September 2013 to $3.76 per watt in October 2014 according to data collected by leading solar energy cost calculator websites Solar-Estimate.org and SolarPanelTalk.

IHS predicts UK utility-scale solar boom of 1.3 GW in first quarter of 2015.

The UK's Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) confirmed in October 2014 that the Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROC) scheme will close to ground-mount solar PV systems sized at 5 MW or larger at the end of March 2015. As a result, IHS forecasts a boom in installations in Q4 2014 and peaking in Q1 2015. ---- Due to the surge in applications for ground-mount PV systems, local authorities are refusing permit applications. Based on DECC data and the IHS PV project database, IHS estimates that more than 20% of the 6.2 GW solar projects in the pipeline will not be able to proceed. ---- Beyond March 2015, IHS expects many developers to shift focus to both <5 MW ground-mount projects that still can obtain the ROCs and also commercial roof-tops.

Asian Solar PV Module Suppliers Expand In-House Project Activities to Diversify Revenue Streams, According to NPD Solarbuzz

Top 20 module suppliers grow downstream pipelines, increasing shipments for in-house projects

ENLISTING WIND AND SOLAR: NEW WEBSITE TO TRACK MAJOR CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTS AT SCORES OF MILITARY BASES IN 15 STATES

Military-focused Web Tool How and Where US Installations are Investing in Clean Energy; Projects in: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, MS, NM, NY, NC, OK, TN, TX, UT and VA.

Newark Farmers Market Expands Investment in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology With GenKey Contract

Plug Power Will Install GenFuel Infrastructure and Add 110 More GenDrive Units to Support New Refrigerated Meat Warehouse in Newark, New Jersey

TXU Energy-Bidgely Partnership Elevates Customers' Ability to Track Consumption and Manage Spending

Texas' most popular retail electricity provider signs agreement with industry leader in customer engagement

Brazil gives go-ahead to 31 solar parks in push for new energy

Brazil finally entered the solar power sector on Friday, granting contracts for the construction of 31 solar parks as it tries to diversify its sources of generation amid an energy crisis caused by the worst drought in eight decades.   Brazil's energy regulator, Aneel, concluded its first exclusive solar power auction on Friday, clinching 20-year energy supply contracts with companies that will invest 4.14 billion reais ($1.67 billion) and start to feed the national grid in 2017.   The 31 solar parks, the first large-scale solar projects to be constructed in Brazil, will have a combined installed capacity of 1,048 megawatts (MW). Market expectations were for projected total awards of 500 MW.   "This auction is a mark, not only because it signals the entrance of solar power in the Brazilian energy mix, but because it was one of the most competitive to date," said Mauricio Tolmasquim, head of the government's energy research company, EPE.   The auction lasted more than eight hours. The final price for solar power came at around 220 reais ($89) per megawatt-hour, against an initial price of 262 reais ($106), an 18 percent discount.   "This is one of the lowest prices for solar energy in the world," Tolmasquim said.

Equal Earth Acquires Hawaii Retail Services: Vertical Integration Delivers Savings for Retailers

Equal Earth today announced it has acquired Oahu-based Hawaii Retail Services. The transaction supports Equal Earth's vertical integration strategy and provides retailers with "one-stop shopping" for the financing and installation of alternative energy solutions such as solar photovoltaic systems.

Concentrating Solar Power CSP Systems: Market Shares, and Forecasts, Global, 2014 to 2020

The concentrated solar power market is set to explode despite environmental objections to the technology. The latest CSP launch, Ivanpah solar electric generating system is an engineering marvel that delivers on the full promise of solar energy.

Enphase Energy Partners with New Energy Consultants in Puerto Rico

Partnership addresses growing demand for affordable solar energy in Puerto Rico and Caribbean markets

OXIS Energy is Leading the World With its Latest Cell Energy Density and Capacity

OXIS has achieved an increase in cell capacity to a 25Ah cell - a world first.

NextEra Energy Resources breaks ground on two solar projects in southern California

The solar PV systems will be ground mounted on 20-acre privately owned sites in Apple Valley, Calif., and Blythe, Calif.

Andalay Solar Garners Positive Feedback at 2014 Solar Power International Trade Show Share with LinkedIn

This is the first time in two years that Andalay Solar has hosted a booth at SPI.

A rural Iowa electric cooperative becomes a solar leader

Farmers Electric Cooperative of Kalona has become a model for simple, hands-on business programs that have made 20 percent of its members solar owners.

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