Mining Companies Find Value In Solar And Wind Generation

Mining companies are finding that solar and wind generation can help them defray costs and stay profitable in inhospitable parts of the globe.

Global Solar Developer UGE Finds A Rainbow In Lower Oil Prices

Urban Green Energy CEO Nick Blitterswyk says fear of oil prices is natural but unwarranted. Short-term, cheap oil actually favors project development, and the long-term trends are all going solar's way.

Nexamp Wrangles Largest Mass. Managed Growth Project For 2014

The Boston-based developer had to hustle to complete the large-scale project in bad weather on difficult terrain.

e2/ECTA Helps Dealership Go Green With 310 kW Rooftop PV System

Haldeman Ford in New Jersey turned to solar to cut electricity costs and to burnish its green credentials. The installer opted for power optimizers to reduce wiring and handle shading issues.

Market Forces Keep Solar's Prospects Undimmed By Cheap Oil

Oil prices are tangential at best in their relationship to practical considerations in the solar sector. Regulatory issues and dynamics of the maturing energy market are much more important.



New Jersey-based Natcore Technology Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy (Fraunhofer ISE), under which the two organizations would cooperate in developing solar energy projects for [Read More]

The government of the U.S., through the Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC), is working on a compact with the government of Benin to develop clean energy for the West African country's electrical power sector. [Read More]

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March 2015 - Volume 8, Number 2

Industry At Large: Community Solar Gardens

Community Solar Programs Open New Doors For Developers And Consumers

Community gardens are widening access to solar while attracting new capital into the sector.


Industry At Large: Federal Policy

Petroleum And Solar Usher In A New Era Of Cooperation On Energy Policy

Industry groups representing oil and renewables are now working together.

Marketplace: PV Modules

DNV GL Takes On Module Degradation In Lab And Field

A year after acquiring PV Evolution Labs, the testing and certification firm says PV module research is picking up.

Industry At Large: PV manufacturing

State And Local Governments Vie To Attract A New Industrial Base

Regions hope to revitalize dormant manufacturing and leverage educational and research institutions.

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The Vermont-based Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has released a new guide to residential solar photovoltaic system financing. The free online publication is intended to help homeowners [Read More]



Maybe solar modules have been facing the wrong way. The California Energy Commission's (CEC) New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) thinks they might be and is encouraging builders [Read More]


Although many are dreading the sunset of the investment tax credit after 2016, some financial experts say this "kiss" from the government is causing many firms in [Read More]


Colorado could get 20% of its energy from solar power by 2025. That's according to a new report by Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center, a nonprofit [Read More]





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