Mercom Capital Group Reiterates its 2013 Global PV Installations Forecast of Approximately 38 Gigawatts

China and Japan are installing at a rapid pace and making all the right policy moves giving the market confidence that they are ready to take over as the top solar markets for the foreseeable future.

Tenfold increase in solar thermal market would bring down costs by 30%, new STA study reveals

Market currently stalling but domestic RHI could drive down costs and unlock mass market potential

Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai teams up with China Energy Storage Alliance to organize Energy Storage China 2014

June 23-24, 2014 at the China National Convention Center

Renewable Energy to Represent One-Fifth of the Global Installed Capacity by 2030, but Thermal will Continue to Lead

Global thermal capacity to reach 5,833 GW by 2030 ----Countries are ‘shifting away from coal towards natural gas for power generation,' says analyst

International Conference Opens as EV Sales Hit Record Highs

(EV) technology joins advanced batteries center stage at the major international conference

Greensmith Energy Management Systems announces new line of energy storage software and integration services

Over 22 installations and new, a la carte offerings that leverage packaged, ready-to-apply technology and services

New Solmetric 1000V I-V Curve Tracer Able to Take the Heat

Solmetric's new I-V curve tracer delivers the highest accuracy and measurement throughput even in hot environments where other curve tracers shut down.

Think Solar is Out of Your Reach? Think Again.

The average cost of a completed PV system dropped by 24 percent over the past year to $3.37/W. The average cost of a PV module has fallen even more.

Why Firefighters Are Scared of Solar Power

A 300,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse in Delanco, New Jersey, burned down last week, and the local fire chief says solar panels are partly to blame. No, the 700 solar panels on top of the Dietz & Watson warehouse didn't cause the fire, but their presence did dissuade Delanco Fire Chief Ron Holt from putting his team on the roof. "With all that power and energy up there, I can't jeopardize a guy’s life for that,” Holt told NBC Philadelphia. The only thing firefighters fear more than fire is solar.  So long as a solar panel is getting sunlight, it's impossible to turn off. "During daylight, there can be enough voltage and current to injure or even kill a firefighter who comes in contact with the energized conductors," Matthew Paiss, a fire engineer with the San Jose Fire Department, wrote in a handy guide for firefighters. The Dietz & Watson warehouse fire started when the sun was out. By the time the sun went down, the fire was beyond control. The warehouse burned for 29 hours.  As Paiss explained in his essay on solar panels and firefighting, roof access is crucial for firefighters: Full Article:

Prothea and Lennox Partners advisers in VEI Green S.r.l. acquisition of 6 MW of PV assets from Good Energies

Prothea acted as adviser to VEI Green S.r.l. on its successful acquisition of a 6MW Solar power portfolio from the English fund Good Energies, part of the Bregal Investments group.

Hudson Clean Energy Partners Launches Solar Infrastructure Program

Seeks long-term investment, attractive risk-adjusted returns on global solar PV projects

TÜV SÜD's green power certification approved for EU-wide trading

TÜV SÜD's "Generation EE" standard has been approved by the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) as an independent criteria scheme (ICS). The certificate not only confirms that energy generation is based on renewable energies, but also labels additional qualities for eco-power.

Prothea and Lennox Partners advisers in VEI Green acquisition of 6MW of PV assets from Good Energies

Vei Green, an investment vehicle fully owned by VEI Capital S.p.a., has finalized the acquisition of a 6MW Italian solar portfolio from the English fund Good Energies, part of the Bregal Investments group.

EDF Energies Nouvelles' solar project in California

French utility finish a photovoltaic project in Mojave desert, California.

Navy Program ‘Excelerates' Alternative Energy

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) today announced it will increase its support for Energy Excelerator

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