Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Navigant Finds PTC Extension Will Create and Save 54,000 Jobs; Expiration Will Kill 37,000 Jobs | Renewable Energy News Article

Worlds Apart: The Growing Complexity Behind the Solar Trade Dispute | Renewable Energy World North America Magazine Article

Asia Report: China to implement FIT to ramp domestic Solar Energy | Renewable Energy News Article

Kepler detects earth-sized planets

 

 

 

NASA scientists today announced the discovery of two Earth-sized planets.

The planets were discovered by the Kepler space telescope team.

The two planets are believed to be too close to their sun and thus too hot to be habitable with temperatures ranging from 800 to 1,400 degrees.

Scientists speculate that one of the planets called Kepler 20F might have had liquid water at one time in its history and

could have been habitable.

The Kepler science team says this is the first time humanity has been able to detect planets of Earth size in the universe.

 

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

More Info: TransCanada to buy Ontario solar projects

Looks like all the projects have FIT contracts. This must be what John Barros referred to when he said CSI got favorable treatment.

 

http://www.theprovince.com/business/fp/TransCanada+Ontario+solar+projects/5886571/story.html

Wind projects prompt fight in Congress over subsidies | EnergyBiz

Foreshadowing anything that needs a decision before the election. ARRA grants are toast. The Wind industry’s production tax credit expires at the end of 2012.

http://www.energybiz.com/article/11/12/wind-projects-prompt-fight-congress-over-subsidies&utm_medium=eNL&utm_campaign=EB_DAILY2&utm_term=Original-Magazine

CA Renewable Energy Law Alert: CPUC Adopts Decision Implementing RPS Portfolio Content Categories

 

 

Monty Bannerman

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California Public Utilities Commission Adopts Decision Implementing RPS Portfolio Content Categories

December 19, 2011

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On December 15, 2011, the California Public Utilities Commission adopted Decision 11-12-052, implementing Portfolio Content Categories for the 33% Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) Program in California. The Decision implements portions of Senate Bill (S.B.) x1-2, which created the 33% RPS Program. S.B. x1-2 established three categories of RPS-eligible electricity, applicable to RPS contracts executed after June 1, 2010:

  • Category One includes electricity from RPS-eligible resources that have their first point of interconnection with a California balancing authority, RPS-eligible resources with a dynamic transfer arrangement with a California balancing authority, and RPS-eligible resources scheduling their electricity directly into a California balancing authority without substituting electricity from another source.
  • Category Two includes firmed and shaped RPS-eligible electricity.
  • Category Three includes transactions that do not meet the criteria of Category One or Two, including unbundled renewable energy credit (REC) transactions.

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Canada's inflation holds steady | Financial Post

READ THIS: TransCanada to buy Ontario solar projects | Alternative Energy | Energy | News | Financial Post

Monday, December 19, 2011

Mainstream position on partnerhships

China/US Solar Battles Reflect Heat. Some of us dont want a trade war | EnergyBiz

Putnam to Push for More Nuclear, Renewables in Florida | Sunshine State News

Watch this weasel. His nomination to this position is tied to the far right and FPL.

 

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/adam-putnam-push-more-nuclear-renewables-2012

Country gets first micro-hybrid wind-solar power system | Electric Power News | Energy Central

Mainstream to test huge wind turbines off Fife coast | Electric Power News | Energy Central

Connecticut funds zero-emission energy projects | Electric Power News | Energy Central

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

In first gulf oil lease auction since spill, BP bids -- and record prices are reached - latimes.com

Much higher regulatory requirements and oversight plus higher costs due to increased safety/risk/environmental requirements and these leases still fetched an all-time record price.

Who will still take the position that the oil industry wasn’t getting a free ride from lax regulation and that oversight stifles the market?

 

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/12/first-gulf-oil-lease-auction-underway-since-bp-spill.html

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Don't freeze when austerity hits: Carney | Investing | Financial Post

Wise advice to the markets from the Governor of the Bank of Canada.

 

http://business.financialpost.com/2011/12/12/carney-sees-prolonged-debt-reduction-for-advanced-economies/

Basic PV input continues decline

The price of polysilicon used to make solar panels meanwhile continued to decline. The average spot price dropped to USD 27.64 per in the first week of December, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Prices are down 63% this year.

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Protect Ontario solar jobs and businesses | Green Party of Ontario

BBC News - LHC: Higgs boson 'may have been glimpsed'

Vattenfall targets hybrid generation and storage solution - Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production

US Wind Jobs at Risk | RenewablesBiz

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FW: PHOTON Newsletter from December 7, 2011

LDK comes to Ontario

 

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Personal Newsletter for Monty Bannerman

from 07.12.2011


North America

Arizona Western College and Main Street Power announce completion of 5 MW PV project

06.12.2011: US solar power financier Main Street Power Company Inc. announced the inauguration of a 5 MW solar project installed at Arizona Western College. The project consists of five 1 MW installations and is expected to provide 100 percent of the college's daytime electricity needs. Main Street Power developed the project in partnership with local utility Arizona Public Service (APS) and solar power project developer PPA Partners. The five installations include concentrator photovoltaic systems with dual-axis trackers from SolFocus and GreenVolts, Sharp Solar thin-film panels, SolarWorld monocrystalline panels, Suntech polycrystalline panels, SunEdison single-axis trackers and SatCon inverters. … Source: Main Street Power Inc.; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.mainstreetpowerco.com

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57812.pdf

 



North America

Auditor general of Ontario publishes annual report, includes chapter on renewables

06.12.2011: The office of the auditor general of Ontario has published its annual report in which it reports on value-for-money audits and reviews carried out over the last year. Chapter 3, section 3.03 of the report, which covers renewable energy initiatives, concludes that Ontario's solar policies have been successful in rapidly increasing the amount of renewable energy produced in the province, but wind and solar support policies add "significant additional costs" to ratepayers' electricity bills. The auditor general's report includes eight recommendations directed at the Ministry of Energy and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) as well as those agencies responses to the recommendations. The eight recommendations focus mainly on encouraging the ministry and OPA to collaborate further, but they also provide the government agencies with ideas on how to reduce costs and directs them on how they should collect and distribute information aimed at policy makers, solar project developers and Ontario residents. … Source: Auditor General of Ontario; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.auditor.on.ca/en/reports_2011_en.htm

http://www.auditor.on.ca/en/reports_en/en11/303en11.pdf

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57795.pdf

 


North America

Canadian Ministry of Energy and OPA continue feed-in-tariff discussions at CanSIA conference

06.12.2011: Discussions of the feed-in-tariff (FIT) review continued on Tuesday at the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) conference in Toronto. Deputy Minister Fareed Amin, who is leading the review in close collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), told PHOTON that, alongside a likely price reduction, the review is focusing on increasing transparency and predictability of the program. Ontario is considering a degression model to grant stakeholders, such as the many manufacturers that have brought operations to Ontario, more certainty. Meanwhile manufacturers continue to set up shop. On Tuesday, microinverter manufacturer Enecsys Ltd. and electronics manufacturer SMTC Corp. announced a partnership for SMTC to assemble microinverters at its Markham facility. Module manufacturers now setting up assembly in Ontario include Hanwha SolarOne, which has contracted capacity with Photowatt Ontario Inc. in Cambridge for products to hit the market in the first quarter of 2012, and Jinko Solar Co. Ltd., which is currently negotiating with contract manufacturers to set up between 70 and 90 MW of capacity next year. Source: PHOTON

http://www.photon.info

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57810.pdf

 


North America

Eclipsall supplies PV modules for Ontario microFIT project

06.12.2011: Canadian vertically integrated solar company Eclipsall Energy Corp. announced that its photovoltaic (PV) modules have been selected to be used in a microFIT project in northern Ontario. Ontario-based solar companies DBMS Energy Solutions and Strathcona Solar Initiatives are developing the roughly $2 million project, which will see 30 new microFIT systems installed in the town of Kapuskasing. In a separate release last week, Eclipsall announced a long-term distribution agreement with Ontario-based PV distributor Sentinel Solar that will establish Sentinel as the largest distributor of Eclipsall products in Ontario. … Source: Eclipsall Energy Corp.; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.eclipsall.com

http://www.eclipsall.com/news-events/news.php

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57790.pdf

 


North America

Ikea expands rooftop solar program

06.12.2011: Home furnishings retailer Ikea announced that it has expanded its rooftop photovoltaic (PV) program to cover 75 percent of its US locations. The expansion will see a total of 10.7 MW installed on a distribution center and on nine Ikea stores in the south. The 10 new projects, which are expected to be completed in summer 2012, will bring Ikea's total installed PV capacity to 26.8 MW. REC Solar will manage the six Florida and Texas installations, while Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. will develop the four projects in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. … Source: Ikea; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.ikea.com

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57808.pdf

 


Europe / Americas

Opel CPV modules now availble in southern Europe and Latin America

05.12.2011: Canadian concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) module manufacturer Opel Solar Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with Spanish solar company IG Solar to market and distribute Opel's CPV solar panels and solar tracker systems in Italy, Spain, Greece, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Argentina. … Source: Opel Solar Inc.; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.opelinc.com

http://opelinc.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/NR-5Dec11-IGSolar.pdf

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57725.pdf

 


North America

Tioga and Chevron complete 1.2 MW PV installation on closed landfill in California

06.12.2011: Chevron Corporation's solar energy subsidiary Chevron Energy Solutions and US solar power company Tioga Energy have completed construction of a 1.15 MW solar park for the city of Dinuba, California. The ground-mounted solar park, which was installed on a capped landfill near the city's wastewater treatment plant, is expected to produce about 70 percent of the electricity used at the wastewater plant. Tioga energy will own and operate the installation and will sell electricity generated by the plant to the city of Dinuba through Tioga's SurePath Solar Power Purchase Agreement program. … Source: Tioga Energy; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.tiogaenergy.com

http://tiogaenergy.com/tioga-press-release-dinuba-goes-solar-at-wastew
ater-plant.php

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57806.pdf

 


Europe

Castello SGR buys 8 solar parks from Energheia Italia, orders more

06.12.2011: Italian renewable energy company Energheia Italia SpA has sold eight Italian photovoltaic (PV) power plants with a combined capacity of 12 MW to Italian asset management company Castello SGR. Castello SGR will incorporate the solar parks into its closed real estate investment fund Fund Energheia. The two companies also signed a preliminary agreement to develop a 15 MW PV project in the first half of 2012. Between the two deals, Castello SGR paid Energheia Italia a total of €88 million. … Source: Energheia Italia SpA; Translation and summary: PHOTON

http://www.energheiaitalia.it

http://www.energheiaitalia.it/materiale/news/CS%20castello-%20energhei
a%20definitivo.pdf

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57737.pdf

 


Europe

Enel Green Power installs 5 MW solar park in Sicily

06.12.2011: Italian renewable energy company Enel Green Power SpA (EGP), a subsidiary of the Enel Group, announced the completion of a 5 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Italian region of Sicily. According to EGP, the new power plant brings the company's total installed PV capacity to around 77 MW worldwide. ... Source: Enel Green Power SpA; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.enelgreenpower.com

http://www.enelgreenpower.com/eWCM/salastampa/comunicati_eng/1649165-1
_PDF-1.pdf

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57765.pdf

 


North America

OSM Solarform agrees to produce LDK Solar PV modules in Ontario

06.12.2011: Canadian photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer OSM Solarform Corp. has signed a production agreement with Chinese vertically integrated solar company LDK Solar under which OSM will produce 20 MW of LDK PV modules at its factory in Ontario. The two companies also signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement that will allow OSM to manufacture and distribute LDK modules. The LDK modules produced at OSM's Ontario factory will meet the domestic content requirements mandated by Ontario's feed-in-tariff program. LDK signed a similar production agreement with Canadian producer Lumin Solar Inc. … Source: OSM Solar Corp.; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.osmsolar.com

http://osmsolar.com/newsview.html?article_num=54

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57733.pdf

 


Australia

Australia has over 1 GW of installed rooftop PV capacity

06.12.2011: According to a new report published by Australia's Clean Energy Council, 9.6 percent of electricity consumed in Australia in the last year was produced by renewable energy installations. The 2011 Clean Energy Australia report also found that about 513,000 residential rooftop photovoltaic systems have been installed in Australia as of August, accounting for 1,031 MW of installed capacity. According to the report, over 230,000 of these rooftop systems were installed between January and August 2011. … Source: Australian Clean Energy Council; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au

http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/cec/resourcecentre/reports.html

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57807.pdf

 


Worldwide

New report advises governments to reform support policies for renewable energy

06.12.2011: A new report published by the Clean Energy Group advises governments to consider supporting renewable energy projects as part of their economic development strategy, rather than as an environmental strategy with the secondary benefits of job creation. Strategies To Finance Large-Scale Deployment Of Renewable Energy Projects: An Economic Development And Infrastructure Approach, which was commissioned by the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Renewable Energy Technology Deployment program, says that new renewable energy policies that reduce the risk-to-reward ratio must be introduced to encourage the private sector to invest more in large-scale renewable energy projects. … Source: Clean Energy Group; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.iea.org

http://iea-retd.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/111205-FINANCE-RE-Final
-Report.pdf

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57811.pdf

 


Europe

Schott Solar and Stadtwerke Mainz expect to complete 5.6 MW solar park by the end of 2011

06.12.2011: Mainz Solar, a joint venture formed by German solar products maker Schott Solar AG and German public utility Stadtwerke Mainz AG, is currently developing a 5.6 MW solar park in the German state of Thuringia. German project developer and general contractor 3 S Solarstrom GmbH expects to complete construction of the solar park later this month. The solar park uses about 24,000 Schott Solar photovoltaic modules. ... Source: Schott Solar AG; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.schottsolar.de

http://www.schottsolar.com/de/news/aktuelle-nachrichten/article/schott
-solar-und-sta/

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57738.pdf

 


Europe

Urbasolar inaugurates the largest rooftop PV installation in the southwest of France

06.12.2011: French solar power plant developer Urbasolar has inaugurated a 2.3 MW rooftop photovoltaic (PV) installation in the French region of Aquitaine. The installation, which consists of about 10,960 solar panels, covers the 5-acre rooftop of a storage and packaging warehouse owned by a fruit-growers cooperative. According to Urbasolar, the project took nine months to complete and required an investment of €8 million. The company claims that the solar park is the largest rooftop PV installation in the southwest of France. … Source: Urbasolar; Translation and summary: PHOTON

http://www.urbasolar.com

http://www.urbasolar.com/presse-actualites/actualites/article/urbasola
r-inaugure-la-plus-grande

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57747.pdf

 


Europe

Roth & Rau produces heterojunction solar cells with 21 percent efficiency

06.12.2011: German solar equipment manufacturer Roth & Rau AG announced that it has produced heterojunction solar cells with an efficiency of 21 percent. The new efficiency rate, which was achieved on 156 mm monocrystalline wafers using Roth & Rau's new high-efficiency technology, was verified by independent German research institute Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE). Roth & Rau is still working to incorporate the new cell technology into mass production systems. … Source: Roth & Rau AG; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.roth-rau.de

http://www.roth-rau.de/konzern/roth/eng/index.php?haupt=presse&statum=
0&mod=RR1&&lang=on&&detail=130&&log=2011&

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57809.pdf

 


Europe

Soltecture introduces new CIGS thin-film modules with 13.4 percent efficiency

06.12.2011: German thin-film photovoltaic module manufacturer Soltecture announced that it has produced CIGS thin-film solar modules with an efficiency of 13.4 percent. The new 100 watt modules are produced at the company's Berlin Adelsdorf facility. The company claims it is on track to achieve 14 percent module efficiency by mid-2012. … Source: Soltecture; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.soltecture.com

http://www.soltecture.com/news/titel/soltecture-produziert-erste-100-w
att-modulebrunternehmen-erhaelt-iso-9001-zertifizierung.html

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57801.pdf

 


Worldwide

Global PV inverter revenues decline

06.12.2011: The global photovoltaic inverter market declined by 20 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2011, according to a new report by IMS Research. The report found that inverter sales were particularly bad in Germany, where revenues for the quarter were down 50 percent year-over-year. According to the report, average inverter prices in the third quarter were down 15 percent compared to the third quarter of 2010. … Source: IMS Research; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.imsresearch.com

http://www.pvmarketresearch.com/press-release/Global_PV_Inverter_Reven
ues_Decline_A_Quiet_Germany_to_Blame/4

 


Europe

Enphase microinverters now available in France and Benelux

05.12.2011: US microinverter manufacturer Enphase Energy Inc. announced that its Enphase Microinverter System is now available in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The company claims that its microinverters have been installed in over 30,000 solar installations across North America. Enphase said that in September, it produced its millionth microinverter. … Source: Enphase Energy Inc.; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.enphaseenergy.com

http://enphase.com/wp-uploads/enphase.com/2011/12/Enphase-Energy-Micro
inverter-System-Now-Shipping-in-France-and-Benelux-.pdf

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57726.pdf

 


Europe

Hertel retires from the managing board of SMA

06.12.2011: Uwe Hertel, chief operating officer of German inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology AG, announced that he has resigned from SMA's managing board, effective Dec. 31, 2011, due to health reasons. Hertel, who has worked at SMA since 1990, will continue to support SMA's Operational Business as senior vice president. … Source: SMA Solar Technology AG; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.sma.de

http://www.sma.de/en/news-information/current-news/news/news/1257.html

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57794.pdf

 


Europe

Q-Cells appoints ex-Solyndra executive as head of global sales

06.12.2011: German photovoltaic module maker Q-Cells SE has appointed former Solyndra LLC corporate senior vice president and president of EMEA operations Clemens Jargon the new head of its global sales, marketing and product management team. … Source: Q-Cells SE, Summary: PHOTON

http://www.q-cells.de

http://www.q-cells.com/en/press/article//Clemens-Jargon-leads-global-s
ales-at-Q-Cells.html

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57759.pdf

 


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North America

Arizona Western College and Main Street Power announce completion of 5 MW PV project

06.12.2011: US solar power financier Main Street Power Company Inc. announced the inauguration of a 5 MW solar project installed at Arizona Western College. The project consists of five 1 MW installations and is expected to provide 100 percent of the college’s daytime electricity needs. Main Street Power developed the project in partnership with local utility Arizona Public Service (APS) and solar power project developer PPA Partners. The five installations include concentrator photovoltaic systems with dual-axis trackers from SolFocus and GreenVolts, Sharp Solar thin-film panels, SolarWorld monocrystalline panels, Suntech polycrystalline panels, SunEdison single-axis trackers and SatCon inverters. … Source: Main Street Power Inc.; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.mainstreetpowerco.com

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57812.pdf

 

 

Monty Bannerman

ArcStar Energy

646.402.5076

www.arcstarenergy.com

ITC Determines Harm in Solar Trade Case | Renewable Energy News Article

Monday, December 5, 2011

MIT researchers find a way to generate thermoelectric solar power without the usual mirror arrays

German PV Module Prices

Worldwide

PV modules still cost less than €1 per Watt

02.12.2011: The price of photovoltaic modules on the German spot market rose significantly in the last week, according to the PHOTON price index. The price of monocrystalline modules increased by 15.1 percent to €0.99 per Watt, while the price of multicrystalline modules grew by 10.3 percent to €0.96 per Watt. However, compared to six months ago, monocrystalline and multicrystalline module prices are down 17.5 and 18.6 percent, respectively. At €0.88 per Watt, the German spot market price for solar modules made in Asia is down 24.8 percent from six months ago. The PHOTON editorial team calculates the price index on a weekly basis based on German spot market prices. The entire module price index, as well as indexes for other regions, cell technologies and inverters, is published on a regular basis in the PHOTON International magazine. Every week, the Monday edition of the PHOTON International newsletter will include an excerpt from the various price indexes. … Source: PHOTON

http://www.photon.info

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57647.pdf

 

 

Monty Bannerman

ArcStar Energy

646.402.5076

www.arcstarenergy.com

Malyasian FIT swamped with applications for PV installations

Southeast Asia

Malyasian government website swamped with applications for PV installations

02.12.2011: Malaysia’s Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) launched an online application process for its feed-in-tariff (FIT) program at midnight on Dec. 1. The application process was for renewable energy projects to be commissioned from 2012 to 2014. Within two hours, the entire quota for non-individuals for photovoltaic (PV) installations was gone. 9 MW of PV for individuals remained 10 hours after the launch of the application process. In total, SEDA offered FIT certification for 143.78 MW of PV capacity as well as certification for 191.24 MW of other renewable energy capacity. Of the 229 applications received for FIT certification, 201 were for PV. Malaysia’s Renewable Energy Act 2011 established PV FIT rates ranging from about 27¢ per kWh for large installations (10–30 MW) to about 39¢ per kWh for ultra small-scale installations (less than 4 kW). The rates are effective for 21 years and are subject to an annual degression rate of 8 percent. … Source: Sustainable Development Authority; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.seda.gov.my

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The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57653.pdf

 

 

Monty Bannerman

ArcStar Energy

646.402.5076

www.arcstarenergy.com

Friday, December 2, 2011

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US Economy back in recovery mode

Back in recovery mode. Manufacturing up. Consumer spending up. Unemployment down. Slow going, though.

 

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The U.S. unemployment rate fell sharply in November, to 8.6% -- its lowest level since March 2009.

All told, employers added 120,000 jobs in the month, compared with 100,000 in October, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday.

Despite the improvement, the American labor market still has a long way to go to recover from the financial crisis and recession. Fewer than a third of all the 8.8 million jobs shed in the economic downturn have since been recovered.

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Study predicts solar growth over next 5 years

Worldwide

Study forecasts 188 GW of installed PV worldwide by 2018

01.12.2011: A new report estimates that by the end of 2017, total global installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity could reach 188,461 MW. Meanwhile, total installed concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity is forecast to reach 15,554 MW. The report, published by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, estimates that in 2010, global installed PV capacity was 39,611 MW and installed CSP capacity was 1,327 MW. ... Source: Frost & Sullivan; Summary: PHOTON

http://www.frost.com

The complete press release can be viewed in PHOTON's archive using the following link:
http://www.photon-international.com/newsletter/document/57543.pdf

 

 

Monty Bannerman

ArcStar Energy

646.402.5076

www.arcstarenergy.com