Public Private Partnerships for renewable energy, by Ruth P Briones

"Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) involving local government units (LGUs) and private renewable energy developers create commercially viable enterprise at the same time address the urgency of addressing the Climate change phenomenon", Briones said.

The latest cleantech VC: China

Will the Chinese government make a good cleantech VC? The government recently announced a plan to invest directly or through venture capital funds into startups that are developing technologies including clean power and green cars. The Ministry of Finance posted a policy statement last Friday outlining its criteria for pumping up emerging technology development in the country. The criteria spells out what types of startups will qualify (founded no more than five years ago, for example) and what kind of venture capital funds might attract government participating (each equity fund must have a minimum of 2.5 billion yuan, or $391 million). The government said, in general, it wants to contribute no more than 20 percent of a fund, and it doesn’t want to stay in a fund for more than 10 years.

Registration now open for 2nd IEEE PES Conference on

Registration is open for the 2nd IEEE PES International Conference and Exhibition on "Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Europe 2011" 5th -7th December. This will be an international forum for the participants to address and discuss the state-of-the-art innovation in smart grids

Solectria Renewables Awarded $2.1 Million U.S. Department of Energy Contract

to Develop Integrated Smart-Grid Ready PV Inverters with Utility Communications (RELEASE DATE: 9/6/11)

Solectria Renewables' SMARTGRID Inverters Selected by BlueChip Energy to Power the Largest Rooftop

(RELEASE DATE: 7/26/11)

CSP industry experts gather in Johannesburg on 7-8 February 2012

The CSP industry continues to grow globally and South Africa has emerged as a market to watch. With the initial phase of the renewable energy competitive bidding process well underway, CSP companies are paying close attention to this untapped CSP territory for lucrative opportunities.

Pagadian City To Convert Waste Into Renewable Energy

Pagadian City's Mayor Samuel Co and Greenergy Solutions' CEO, Ruth P. Briones agreed to turn the City and its adjacent towns into zero waste local government units,which is required under environment regulations in the Philippines.

GA Power acknowledges solar as a more prominent power source in Georgia

Largest power provider in the state of Georgia says it will invest in 50MW solar power plant because of decreased cost of solar energy.

The prospect for CSP in the Spanish market – boom or bust?

The Spanish association for the solar energy industry, Protermosolar, has announced that 4293 Km2 of CSP plants (equivalent to 1% of Spain's territory) could supply the country with all the power it needs.

SolarCity Lands Huge Military Housing Solar Roof Deal

SolarCity has made headlines for its unique business model. The company's focus is on residential and commercial solar roof installation, and has spread its influence across the U.S. with great success. SolarCity has now received a $344 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy to outfit military housing rooftops with solar panels. The loan guarantee will see SolarCity partnering with military housing developers to install up to 160,000 solar rooftops, with an estimated 371 megawatts of generating capacity. That will effectively double the amount of installed solar rooftop power in the U.S., with 166,000 solar roof installations total reported in Q1 2011 by GTM Research. The project is being carried out in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, SolarCity, and USRG Renewable Finance—a subsidiary of U.S. Renewables Group—who will serve as the lead lender.

Phono Solar launches AC Module

The new units eliminate DC wiring while increasing productivity

Canada's Leading Solar School Opens New State-of-the-Art Training Facility

Solar Academy International introduces new Solar PV training centre in Toronto, to meet Ontario's needs for solar panel installation professionals.

Second Wind's remote sensing system used in major wind farm wake study

Triton Sonic Wind Profiler is part of major wake effect study in Colorado Rockies

North Energy designs energy from rice straw processing plant in Asia

North Energy a UK based renewable and alternative energy consultancy has designed a process plant to convert waste rice straw in Asia in to energy.

Energy from Biomass and waste

North Energy signs contract with major Gasification plant manufacturer

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