DuPont Microcircuit Materials Features Newest Solamet® Metallizations at PV Taiwan

High Efficiency Paste Materials Continue to Raise Efficiency and Solar Power Output

BayWa Taps Signal Energy to Build New Mexico Wind Farm Before Year End

Signal Energy was awarded the design/build contract from BayWa in September and construction began in October.

Sacramento Utility to Launch Concentrating Solar Power-Natural Gas Project

Innovative Hybrid Technology to Deploy Cost-Competitive, Clean Energy and Improve Plant Efficiency

INTERSOLAR INDIA 2013: PREVAILING TRENDS, THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES AND EXTENSIVE EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, from November 12–14

Wind energy tax credit likely over, but effect may not hurt like before

Dec. 31 is a curious date for Texas wind energy producers. That's when transmission services providers expect to energize the last power lines built under the state's $7 billion Competitive Renewable Energy Zone initiative, the long-running effort to connect windy West Texas to the state's energy-thirsty big cities. The 3,600-mile project has been credited with spurring even more investment in Texas, the country's wind power leader. But 2013's last day is also an ominous one for wind folks. It's the expiration date of the federal Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit, the fate of which has driven booms and busts in the industry. The multibillion-dollar credit, which Congress passed in 1992, helps wind stay economically competitive with other energy sources, including low-priced natural gas. Without it, the industry can't keep pace, even as production costs fall. Last year, as the credit neared its demise, Congress extended it as a part of a last-minute budget package, but only for a year. This year, with Congress focused on finding a way to turn the government back on and pay its bills, lawmakers have yet to draw up a proposal for the credit, making a swift renewal increasingly unlikely. So how would Texas wind power fare if the 2.3-cent-per-kilowatt-hour incentive lapsed? That would depend on how long the credit is unavailable, observers say. But for a couple of reasons, the effect probably won't be as harsh as in past uncertain times. Jeff Clark, executive director of the Austin-based Wind Coalition, said he's not too worried about the ticking clock. “There's a lot of projects in the pipeline right now,” he said. The 202-megawatt Baffin Wind Farm, in Kenedy County, is one project that's depending on the tax credit. However, owner and developer Iberdrola Renewables LLC isn't concerned.

U.S. wind industry shows strong momentum heading into 4th quarter

Wind power's growth continues to attract investment, benefit consumers and local economies

Array Technologies Announces Product Innovations, Celebrates 1.7GW Milestone at SPI

As a first time exhibitor, ATI makes a splash

TÜV SÜD at EWEA Offshore 2013: Improved safety and profitability for offshore wind farms

At EWEA Offshore 2013 in Germany, TÜV SÜD will showcase its full portfolio of offshore wind power services, supporting designers, owners/operators and manufacturers of wind turbines offering comprehensive and customised testing, certification and inspection services (Hall 3.1, Stand 31C50).

NanaWall Systems Shines in Four Projects at Solar Decathlon 2013

The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) team, featuring NanaWall units, was the highest ranked U.S. team and won the Market Appeal contest.

Natcore's Black Silicon Technology Projected to Slash Solar Cell Production Costs by 23.5%

"Making plans to take our technology to market": Provini

SEIA Applauds Introduction of Renewable Energy Standard Bill

NEW JERSEY'S STABILIZED SOLAR MARKET POISED FOR FASTEST GROWTH IN U.S.

Panelists Cite Middle Market Deals as Area for Expansion

Renewables industry poised to deliver new jobs and investments

But mixed political messaging puts jobs, investments and energy security at risk

Launch of a new partnership between Coenergia S.r.l. and Innotech Solar

The Italian distributor Coenergia S.r.l. adds solar modules of the Scandinavian-German module manufacturer Innotech Solar AS (ITS) to its product portfolio.

Ice Energy Selected as Top Ten Innovator

Lux Research Q3 2013 recognition includes energy storage leader

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