Mercom: Project funding for energy storage totalled US$820 million in 2016

Andy Colthorpe for Energy Storage News:  Project funding for energy storage jumped to US$820 million in 2016 from just US$30 million in 2015, while Sonnen was revealed as the energy storage company to raise the most VC funding this year.

The latest quarterly report from Mercom Capital on financial activity in battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency wraps up the results for the entirety of 2016. It found that during the year, energy storage companies raised US$820 million in project funding across seven deals, compared to US$30 million across three deals in 2015.

The majority of this project funding, US$625 million, was raised in the third quarter of the year and included Tabuchi America netting US$300 million for residential work and Advanced Microgrid Solutions with US$200 million of project financing from Macquarie Capital.  Cont'd...

Ballard Lands Initial Sale of Fuel Cell Engines to Yinlong For Zero-Emission Buses in Beijing

Ballard Power Systems today announced that it has signed an initial Equipment Sales Agreement with Zhuhai Yinlong Energy Group (http://en.zhyle.com; "Yinlong Energy"), a major Chinese manufacturer of battery electric buses, for 10 FCveloCity®-MD 30-kilowatt fuel cell engines

Consortium SimpleFuel Wins $1 Million in U.S. Department of Energy's H-Prize

SimpleFuel Receives Award of H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition for Small-Scale Hydrogen Refueling System

Renewables industry can take the lead in Government's modern Industrial Strategy

The Prime Minister Theresa May launched the proposals "to drive growth across the whole country and create more high skilled, high paid jobs" in a green paper published today.

Canadian Solar Ranked #1 Module Supplier for Quality and Price/Performance Ratio in IHS Module Customer Insight Survey 2016

Survey respondents also ranked Canadian Solar as the #1 most purchased brand and #1 most recommended brand of solar modules.

Why more and more countries are taking an interest in geothermal energy

Bianca Nogrady for VOX:  At 2:46 pm local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1-magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the backup emergency generators that cooled the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex, causing a series of catastrophic meltdowns.

But amid the chaos, the Yanaizu-Nishiyama geothermal power plant in Fukushima prefecture didn’t miss a beat. Along with two more of the nine geothermal power plants in the region, the 65-megawatt facility continued to generate power, even as many other power plants around them failed because of damaged equipment and transmission lines.“This is big news for many geothermal people around the world,” says Kasumi Yasukawa, principal research manager at the Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment in Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.

In a country as seismically active as Japan, it was a clear signal that geothermal energy was worth investing in.  Cont'd...

GF Piping Systems to Participate in the Integrated Water Management Summit as a Gold Sponsor

GF Piping Systems, a leading supplier of plastic piping system, is set to be the Gold Sponsor for the Integrated Water Management Summit.

Making the switch: should the oil industry be moving into offshore wind?

Offshore Technology:  The oil & gas and renewables industries are often described as a dichotomy, the old way versus the new, the dirty versus the clean. In reality, from a technical and engineering standpoint, there are many areas of overlap, particularly in countries such as the UK, where a majority of renewable and non-renewable assets are located offshore.

Building an oil rig in the North Sea is not all that different to setting up a wind farm. Both jobs require the ability to negotiate choppy waters and bad weather (often using remotely operated vehicles), and the technology to drill or pile foundations into the seabed. Communications and cabling infrastructure present a big challenge in both instances, as do the logistics of transporting and arranging huge components such as derricks and blades.  Cont'd...

CONSTELLATION AND MOHAVE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE COMPLETE 13.8 MEGAWATT SOLAR PROJECT

Utility scale system utilizes tracking technology to maximize energy output

Spruce Raises Tax Equity and Project Debt Financing for $445MM of Residential Solar Systems

Adds Citi and BankUnited to existing investors

Infocast's Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit returns to San Diego

The most anticipated solar power industry event of the year - Three networking packed days

PVinsights: Solar Prices Benefit from Weak Dollar

Multi-crystalline wafer prices stabilize after a long losing streak since last November due to elevated polysilicon prices and weak dollar. The recent RMB appreciation has successfully helped to stabilize multi-crystalline wafer prices, however, this temporarily price stabilization does not necessary mean that the supply and demand have eventually rebalance. In fact, the supply of multi-crystalline wafer remains sufficient in the market and not much of indications that market demand would surge strongly to outstrip the supply in the near term. Hence, the temporarily price stabilization is much be based on clam downstream prices, rising polysilicon prices, and recent RMB appreciation.

Schneider Electric Acquires Renewable Choice Energy

Acquisition provides clients with unparalleled access to new energy opportunities around the globe

CleanCapital and Generate Capital Announce Partnership to Enable the Acquisition of $300 million in operating clean energy assets

Financial facility to focus on distributed solar projects

CleanCapital and Generate Capital Announce Partnership to Enable the Acquisition of $300 million in operating clean energy assets

Financial facility to focus on distributed solar projects

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