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Some Lessons From Early Successes of the Next Wave

February 5, 2014 by Rob Day

As we see increasing evidence of a "next wave" of cleantech investing and entrepreneurship, we're starting to see some early wins emerge. What lessons can we learn from the experiences of recent demonstrated successes in the next wave of energy?[read more]

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Know your LEDs: Light-Emitting Diode Bulbs Set to Go Mainstream in Households Globally

December 17, 2013 by Jim Pierobon
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LEDs and Global Growth

If you’re not up to speed on LED bulbs, the time to get smart is now. Light-emitting diode bulbs are set to become household words in the U.S. and much of Western Europe, and soon will be in China and other countries, as competition heats up below the $10 (U.S.) price point.[read more]

Power Optimization Goes Big in Australia

December 17, 2013 by Nigel Morris

Australia Power Optimization

I have been harping on about the great potential I see for module level power optimization for quite some time, but a recent project using SolarEdge power optimizers demonstrates that this can in fact work on large projects too.[read more]

Solar Energy Is Heading to Mainstream in the United States

December 16, 2013 by Rosana Francescato
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Solar Energy and the Mainstream

Shayle Kann, Vice President of Research at GTM, wanted to assess whether solar is becoming mainstream. He decided to use a checklist, since the U.S. solar market is so complex, and found that solar is well on its way being an industry mainstay.[read more]

Solar Energy Is Heading to Mainstream in the United States

December 16, 2013 by Rosana Francescato
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Solar Energy and the Mainstream

Shayle Kann, Vice President of Research at GTM, wanted to assess whether solar is becoming mainstream. He decided to use a checklist, since the U.S. solar market is so complex, and found that solar is well on its way being an industry mainstay.[read more]

Time-Lapse Image of 27GW of PV [VIDEO]

December 14, 2013 by Nigel Morris
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German PV Development

Here is an awesome time-lapse video that shows both the deployment and the geographic spread of PV in Germany since January of 2009. The video is short, sharp, sweet, and powerful. Unless, of course, you own a coal fired power station.[read more]

US Solar Energy Industry Shines In Record-Setting Third Quarter of 2013

December 12, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci
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Setting Solar Records

Solar panels were installed on more American residential rooftops in the 3rd Quarter of 2013 than any other quarter in history, pushing US installed solar capacity over the 10-gigawatt (GW) milestone and potentially ahead of Germany for the first time.[read more]

The Solar Energy Industry is Red Hot - Will it Get Hotter?

December 11, 2013 by Elias Hinckley
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Solar Industry and Growth

The solar industry is on a very good run recently. Changing aspects of the industry such falling prices and some stable incentive programs have accelerated deployment of solar PV, as shifting market fundamentals make for a very bright future.[read more]

China's Installed PV To Reach 10 GW By End Of Year

December 11, 2013 by Joshua Hill
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Chinese state news has announced that the country’s on-grid solar power capacity will reach 10 GW by the end of 2013, which is a 200% increase from a year ago, based on figures forecast by the National Energy Administration.[read more]

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The Explosive Growth of Steel Production in China: Why It Matters

November 27, 2013 by Robert Wilson
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China and Steel

China's steel industry now consumes two times more energy than global production of wind and solar energy. This disparity illustrates how little has been achieved in transitioning to low carbon energy and the profound challenges such a transition will face.[read more]

Renewables and Natural Gas are Partners Not Opponents

November 25, 2013 by Edward Dodge
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Renewables and Natural Gas

Renewable energy sources and natural gas should be considered as complements and not rivals. A hybrid gas-electric clean energy provides a workable engineering solution while 100% Renewables models fall short of the functional needs of a modern technology intensive society.[read more]

Solar Energy Securitization: A New Frontier

November 23, 2013 by Boyd Arnold

Solar Energy Securitization

Every four minutes, a new solar photovoltaic system is installed in America. By 2016, new installations are expected to occur every 90 seconds. Considering the positive impact that solar has on local and global levels, it is imperative that the industry has access to affordable capital to continue its growth.[read more]

Electric Vehicles Approach Tipping Point

November 23, 2013 by Peter Lehner
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EVs and Growth

When the first hybrid cars hit the streets, people would point and stare, even stop owners on the street to ask questions. Was it a fad? A novelty? A toy for green enthusiasts? Time has proven otherwise. In the first quarter of last year, then Prius was the third best-selling family car in the world.[read more]

New Unabated Coal is Not Compatible with Keeping Global Warming Below 2°C

November 19, 2013 by Mark Jaccard
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I have written frequently to explain how dramatic expansion of unconventional oil like bitumen in Canada is found by all leading international analysts to be inconsistent with the two degree limit our political leaders promise to strive for. The same is true for any expansion of coal-fired power plants.[read more]

Main Street, Not Wall Street, is Growing Solar Energy

November 18, 2013 by Yoni Binstock
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Since 2000, more than 1,460 MW of residential solar installations have been installed across the country and in 2012 alone, rooftop solar installations nearly doubled the installed capacity added in 2010. These growth numbers are great, but who’s behind it?[read more]