Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
China: Banking on renewable energy storage | (Ahead of the West on another critical front and now being bankrolled by Warren buffet)
Possible funding source for Yale. I also think we could ask Jenkins, Cravens or even Barry if they want in.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Both of these RESOPS were declared dead and valueless when the RESOP program wrapped up.
EDF EN Canada completes 24 MW solar project in Ontario
First Solar completes two 20 MW projects in Ontario
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Conergy reports bigger-than-expected loss
UK government loses feed-in-tariff case
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
WTO combines EU and Japanese complaints against Ontario's FIT program
Haiti - Energy : Ambitious electrification program of 200,000 houses in less than two years - HaitiLibre.com, Haiti News, The haitian people's voice
They will use a micro-solar architecture like ours for Africa.
Note the item about LDCs owning/operating rooftop systems in their own footprint.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Renewable energy investments worldwide set record high in 2011
Jan 16, 2012
A report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance said that a sluggish economy did
not hamper investments in new clean energy projects as they increased 5
percent to $260 billion in 2011, a record high.
U.S. investments in renewable energy moved ahead of China for the first time
since 2008, according to the latest data. U.S. projects saw an investment of
$55.9 billion in 2011, up 33 percent from 2010. China's investments
increased 1 percent to $47.4 billion.
"The news that the US jumped back into the lead in clean energy investment
last year will reassure those who worried that it was falling behind other
countries," said Michael Liebreich, chief executive of Bloomberg New Energy
Finance. "However before anyone in Washington celebrates too much, the US
figure was achieved thanks in large part to support initiatives such as the
federal loan guarantee program and a Treasury grant program which have now
In 2011, investments in solar technology increased 36 percent to $136.6
billion, nearly double the $74.9 billion investment in wind power, which was
down 17 percent from 2010. Biomass and waste-to-energy investments decreased
18 percent to $10.8 billion, geothermal dropped from $3.2 billion to $2.8
billion, small hydro decreased 25 percent to $3 billion and investments in
marine technology were steady at $0.3 billion.
"The performance of solar is even more remarkable when you consider that the
price of photovoltaic modules fell by close to 50 percent during 2011, and
now stands 75 percent lower than three years ago, in mid-2008," Liebreich
said. "The cost of PV technology has fallen, but the volume of PV sold has
increased by a much greater factor as it approached competitiveness with
other sources of power."
The previous year also saw the one trillionth dollar invested globally in
renewables since 2004.
The largest single type of investment was the asset finance of utility-scale
renewable energy projects, which increased from a revised $138.3 billion in
2010 to $145.6 billion in 2011.
Venture capital and private equity investment saw an increase of 4 percent
in 2011 to $8.9 billion.
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Monday, January 23, 2012
Proof the FL Energy Commissioner has no balls. Virtually every state in the union allows third-party PPAs. He is not willing to tackle this fundamental requirement to unlock Florida’s solar market from monopoly control.
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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Britains energy ministry submits new plan to cut feed-in tariff
MidAmerican Energy Holdings completes acquisition of 49-percent stake in NRG's 290 MW Arizona project
North American Development Bank finances 6.1 MW Arizona solar project
Munich RE offers new insurance product for large-scale PV system operators
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Bentek Solar and Borrego Solar Systems sign 25 MW PV supply agreement
MEMC publishes preliminary results for the fourth quarter
EDF EN will withdraw its request for permission to build a 261 MW solar power plant in France
CPUC rejects SDG&E network use charge, SDG&E proposes pilot solar programs
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Juwi sells 25 MW solar park in Arizona and 1 MW installation in the Czech Republic
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wind is already proven and established in the sector in Canada, so this calls for our activities to be more about lead generation, opportunity qualification and account penetration than concept introduction and education.
OCI Solar Power to develop 400 MW Community solar power plant in Texas - POWERGRID International/Electric Light & Power
NREL helps US Virgin Islands reduce its dependence on oil
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
See FPL’s quote. “We’re ready, as long as nobody else gets to play”
PHOTON Price Index
Module prices saw steep decline in December
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Alstom wins contract to modernize Canada's largest hydroelectric generating site, Centrale Robert-Bourassa
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Analyst: Portugal's still a hot solar market
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By James Montgomery
January 5, 2011 - Everyone's looking for those promising future markets for
solar energy development, given Germany's star gradually losing some of its
luster and various markets undergoing policy shifts. But Europe still offers
the best bet for solar, and a couple of countries in particular, says Lux
Research, updating its quarterly Solar Demand Forecaster.
Also making a good showing: Asian markets, with high IRRs in Malaysia
(24.1%), Philippines (22.6%), and Japan (20.9%), promising to attract more
demand into in 2012-2013.
Top five locations by IRR, 1Q12. (Source: Lux Research)
Overall the broader European market is still fairly consistent, held in
check by its macroeconomic questions and individual countries' ability to
pay out incentives, explained Matt Feinstein, who led the Lux forecast.
Portugal still tops the list (it ranked #2 three months ago behind New
Jersey) as one of the best IRRs; also scoring well are Cypress and Greece,
pending the aforementioned financial woes.
Lux arrived at its top IRR locations by cataloguing subsidies, electricity
rates and consumption data, and projected pricing for panels/systems for all
50 US states, 31 Chinese provinces and semiautonomous regions, and 75
countries/regions globally. Those were run through a LCOE model to identify
best IRRs, lowest LCOEs, and where solar power is closest to grid parity
(i.e. retail and wholesale electricity prices).
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