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Record Low Solar Prices May Return to India Thanks to China Reforms
India may be the biggest beneficiary of solar industry reforms in China that are poised to reduce prices for photovoltaic panels. China announced last week it was halting approvals of some new solar projects this year and cutting subsidies to developers to ease its pace of expansion. [...]
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Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association Names Its First President & CEO
Creation of new role is a sign of the maturing solar and energy storage industries in Colorado The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Kruger as its new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “I’m overjoyed to join COSEIA and the Colorado solar and energy storage industries. […] The post Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association Names Its First President & CEO appeared first on Colorado Solar Ener [...]
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China's Solar Cutback Is Wiping Out Trump Bump
President Donald Trump said imposing solar tariffs would help domestic companies. But China’s surprise decision to slash installations is negating those gains, and shares of U.S. manufacturers are plunging. [...]
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Renewable Hungry Companies need to get on the RTO ASAP
The report by recently rebranded Wind-Solar Alliance points out that more than 100 U.S. corporate buyers —members of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance — have set a goal of purchasing 60 GW of new U.S. renewable energy capacity by 2025. So far, since 2013, the companies have procured just over 13 gigawatts of renewable power. [...]
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Solar Prices Nosedive After China Pullback Floods Global Market
Solar panels were already getting cheaper this year, and then China pulled the plug this month on about 20 gigawatts of domestic installations. The result was a glut of global inventories, and now prices are plunging even faster. [...]
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India Proposes Tariffs on China, Malaysia Solar Cells
India has recommended imposing a 25 percent safeguard duty on solar cells from China and Malaysia, saying the overseas supplies have caused or threatened “serious injury” to domestic manufacturers. [...]
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China's Silk Road Fund Takes 24 Percent Stake in Concentrating Solar Power Plant
hina’s Silk Road Fund will acquire a 24.01 percent interest in the world’s largest single-site solar thermal plant, which is being built in the United Arab Emirates. The 700-megawatt project will be developed along with Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power Barka SAOG, ACWA said in a statement on Sunday. The plant will combine a central tower and parabolic trough technology to harvest energy from the sun, store it in molten salt and produce steam to generat [...]
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Hawaii OKs Molokai island solar, battery storage project
The project will include 4.88 MW of solar panels. Its battery system will store energy and discharge up to 2.6 MW during peak hours [...]
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DNV GL in World First for Solar PV
Testing and risk management company DNV GL has issued the world’s first project certificate for photovoltaic power plants. [...]
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Solar Companies Flock to Illinois, Bringing Jobs, Enthusiasm and Some Questions
The family company Wellspring Components started four generations ago to fabricate metal for horse-drawn buggies for Amish families in Indiana. Today, its offshoot Wellspring Solar is among a growing number of national and Midwestern companies launching new solar operations in Illinois, thanks to incentives under the state’s Future Energy Jobs Act. [...]
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UK Firm in Deal with Unilever to Deliver Kenya Offgrid Solar
A UK provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems has partnered with global consumer goods giant Unilever to deliver solar power to millions of off-grid homes in Kenya. [...]
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China Solar Giants Shrug Off Market Fall, Chase Growth Plans
The top solar manufacturers in China are boosting production capacity, betting higher output will help them seize a bigger chunk of the global market that is set for its first-ever annual contraction. [...]
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SINN Power to conduct feasibility study of wave energy, other renewables in Guinea
SINN Power is conducting a study to determine how a renewable energy mix of its wave technology, small wind farms, kinematic hydroelectric plants and solar energy can be used to secure a durable and stable power supply in Guinea. [...]
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Saudi Arabia Shelves Work on SoftBank's $200 Billion Solar Project
Saudi Arabia has put on hold a $200 billion plan with SoftBank to build the world's biggest solar-power-generation project, setting back another eye-catching transformation project in the kingdom. [...]
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US Production, Consumption  of  Non-Hydro Renewables Hit Record High in 1H 2018
Non-hydro renewable energy sources (i.e., biofuels, biomass, geothermal, solar, wind) set new U.S. records for both production and consumption in the first half of 2018, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of data just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). [...]
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Commercial Rooftop Agreement Takes Finland’s Solar Up a Notch
Finnish energy company Fortum today said that it won a bid to build a network of commercial rooftop solar systems that will boost Finland’s total solar power capacity from 35 MW to 45 MW. [...]
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Indian Solar Tariff Questions Answered: Will They Delay Modi's Goals?
India has imposed duties on imports of solar equipment from China and Malaysia lasting two years. The aim is to kick-start a domestic industry that’s failed to take off in the face of ever-cheaper imports of solar cells and modules. China accounted for 89 percent of imports in the last financial year. The protectionist move risks setting back India’s climate change commitments by slowing the buildup of renewable energy capacity, even as prices for solar power in the world’s second-most pop [...]
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Analyst: We've Misunderstood Energy Efficiency
According to energy expert, Amory Lovins, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute, the energy industry has vastly misunderstood the scope of the energy efficiency resource. Lovins claims that it’s design, not technology that can achieve incredibly energy efficiency gains. Using his own home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains as an example, Lovins shows how simple changes in design have allowed him to grow banana crops using only natural sunlight and reduce the amount of energy he uses significantly. [...]
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Why Long Island Beats California for Solar Revenue Generation
The best place to generate cash from a solar farm in the U.S. isn’t California or sunny Florida -- it’s Long Island. [...]
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Indiana Utility's 50-MW Solar Project Splits Consumer Advocates
Indiana consumer advocates are split over a solar proposal that would boost clean energy in the state but at a high cost-per-kilowatt to customers. [...]
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US Residential and Commercial Installed Solar PV Prices Still Dropping
According to the latest edition of Lawrence Berkley National Lab’s (LBNL’s) “Tracking the Sun” report, the median installed price for a solar PV system in the first part of 2018 was $2.2/W for a large non-residential system (up to 5 MW in capacity), representing a 5 percent decline over the previous period. [...]
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Energy Poll: 8 out of 10 South Koreans Want Clean Energy
According to the survey of 1,003 South Koreans across the nation, 86.2 percent of respondents said they are in favor of the expansion of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power. [...]
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Morocco Ready for Another Solar Project to Curb Energy Imports
Morocco plans to build plants to produce another 800 MW of solar power, just months after attracting bids for its Midelt project as the North African country moves to curb energy imports. [...]
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Florida Regulators Approve Solar Lease Option for Homeowners
Sunrun last week won the right to offer solar leases to homeowners in Florida. Rules on the structure of solar lease offerings were previously unclear, and homeowners, therefore, have not had a lease option for solar to date.  [...]
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