Solar Energy Spurs a Power Struggle

Disputes over the use of small-scale solar power are flaring across the nation, with utilities squaring off against solar-energy marketers over rules for the growing technology. Until now, the fights have been mainly before state regulators. In California, Louisiana and Virginia, utilities have sought to cut what they claim are unfairly high payments they are required to make to owners of homes or larger buildings with solar systems. At issue in an Iowa lawsuit is whether solar-system marketers can sell electricity in territories where local utilities have exclusive rights to customers. Such an arrangement isn't allowed or is under dispute in many states, limiting solar firms to sales of panels to homeowners and businesses. But if they win in Iowa, it could pave the way for fledgling solar industries to expand in other states. The case is being watched closely elsewhere in the Midwest, where policies granting utilities a monopoly on electricity service are one reason a solar-construction boom hasn't occurred, unlike in states such as California and New Jersey. Utilities "are proponents of renewable energy," said Barry Shear, president of Iowa's Eagle Point Solar LLC, but only "if they own the energy assets and the electrons flow through their grid and they can bill you." In March, an Iowa District Court judge said Mr. Shear's 18-employee company could sign power-purchase contracts in the Dubuque territory of Alliant Energy Corp., one of the state's largest utilities. Under the disputed deal, Eagle Point would own solar panels on the roof of a Dubuque municipal building and sell power to the city at a rate similar to Alliant's.

PROINSO strengthens presence in Mexico with NEOWATTS as new official dealer

• NEOWATTS Soluciones Energéticas is a Mexican company specialising in renewable energy that provides services to industries, businesses and homes. • This new strategic partnership will help PROINSO strengthen its presence in the Mexican PV solar power market.

Rolls Battery NEW! 4500 Series - 2 Volt S-1400EX Model

Rolls Battery is pleased to announce the addition of a new 4500 Series 2 Volt L-16 model to the flooded deep cycle Renewable Energy & Marine line-ups.

Government Policy Should Remain the Focal Point for the Future

Although market issues related to the anti-dumping and countervailing policy has been temporarily put to an end, the discussion focus among the business world during this year's exhibition still be on the direct of government policies and products.

Clenergy & CGN Solar Energy team up again on 118MW of PV Projects in Binchuan County, China

With an estimated investment of RMB 1.2 billion (US$194.8million), Clenergy and CGN Solar Energy will set up a local project company for the new project. The agreement envisions two sites, with 18MW of production in Jinniu Town and 100MW in Daying Town. The first phases of both projects are expected to enter early production in 2014.

Clenergy relocates USA headquarters with new regional director of operations

Clenergy has announced the relocation of its American headquarters to San Diego, California with new regional director of operations Mr Alan Ropers. Clenergy America will focusses only Ground Mounting Solutions and Ballasted Mounting Solutions.

Smart Nuclear Energy Combines with Advanced IT Solutions - Nuclear Information Technology Forum 2013

The ONLY International Specialized in Nuclear IT Industry

Spider9 Launches Residential Energy Storage Series

New compact energy storage units offer market leading performance and safety solutions that are designed specifically for residential and light commercial markets.

New Progress Solar/Hybrid-Ready™ and Progress Solar/Hybrid™ Light Towers Now Available

Progress Solar Solutions™, LLC the pioneers, market-share leader and manufacturer of Progress Solar™ and Progress Solar/Wind™ Light Towers once again expands to offer two New series of products, the Progress Solar/Hybrid-Ready™ and Progress Solar/Hybrid™ Light Towers. All models are proudly manufactured in the USA (patents pending).

Mortenson Construction Breaks Ground on Largest Wind Farm in Western Canada

Mortenson's Renewable Energy Groups Adds 300 Megawatts to Its Canadian Wind Portfolio

aleo solar develops 290 watt high efficiency solar module with CELCO cells from Sunrise

With the special cell connectors the new modules offer an additional increase in performance.

New York Paves the Way for More Solar in the Empire State

New York consumers to receive fair credit on their utility bills for rooftop solar and other small-scale renewables that power their own electricity.

NREL STUDY SHOWS ALTA DEVICES SOLAR MATERIAL RETAINS VERY HIGH EFFICIENCY AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES AND OPERATES UP TO 10 DEGREES COOLER THAN SILICON IN REAL-WORLD CONDITIONS

Substantial Benefits for Automotive and other Roof-Integrated Applications

GE's Biggest Wind Turbine Generator Blade Touring across Germany

GE Blade Tour from Flensburg to Munich: Wind Turbine Blade of 60 Meters in Length Travels across Germany----- GE "Energiewende" Events Will be Held Together with the Technical Universities of the Destination Cities of Berlin and Munich

Solar Energy Industries Association and BlueGreen Alliance Announce New Partnership

SEIA and the BlueGreen Alliance will collaborate on communication efforts, events, policy, and research activities promoting the growth of solar energy markets and jobs throughout the nation.

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