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Hawaii's Utility Is Approving a Backlog of More Than 3,000 Solar Installations

April 12, 2015 by Eric Wesoff
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Hawaii Solar Installations

Last week, utility Hawaiian Electric (HECO) said it had approved all the delayed rooftop solar applications on Maui and Hawaii island that had been waiting since October, according to Jim Alberts, senior VP of customer service at HECO, who spoke at the Maui Energy Conference.[read more]

India Clean Energy: Telangana Announces 2 GW of Solar

April 10, 2015 by Tobias Engelmeier

The Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited issued a request for selection and a power purchase agreement for allocating 2 GW of solar PV. This follows the state’s successful allocation of 500 MW late last year and places Telangana right at the top of Indian states with respect to solar.[read more]

India Exploring Solar Bids in Dollar Terms to Bring Down Tariffs

April 3, 2015 by Tobias Engelmeier

Based on a recent report, the government seems to be considering cutting solar tariffs in India by offering power purchase agreements through bids in dollar terms. We believe that the government should instead be looking at developing indigenous financing solutions.[read more]

Global Wind and Solar Installations Exceeded 'Expert' Growth Predictions

April 2, 2015 by Roman Kilisek
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Renewables Beating Predictions

Global growth in renewable energy sources continues to break records while the installed capacity of these systems steadily increases. Wind and solar power still account for a small share of the overall power generation mix, but the growth of these energy sources continues to impress analysts and surpass expectations.[read more]

Europe Loses Billions in Badly Sited Renewable Power Plants

February 10, 2015 by Joseph Nyangon
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European countries could have saved approximately $100 billion if each country had invested in the most efficient capacity given their renewable energy resources, that is, by installing wind turbines in windier countries and solar power plants in sunnier places.[read more]

Why the Phrase 'Energy Leapfrogging' Is Misleading

November 26, 2014 by Catherine Wolfram
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Energy Leapfrogging?

A recent Business Week column on India described, “leapfrogging the nation’s ailing power-distribution infrastructure with solar-powered local networks — the same way mobile-phones have enabled people in poor, remote places to bypass landlines.” But there a difference between cell phones and solar panels.[read more]

What's Bringing President Obama to Wal-Mart?

May 11, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Obama and Solar

The President recentlyl visited Mountain View, California’s Wal-Mart to announce big news for solar power and energy efficiency. Wal-Mart is already a commercial leader is solar installations, but is committing to double the number of panels on its store roofs in the next six years.[read more]

Is Solar Energy the Answer to Brazil's Energy Crisis?

April 2, 2014 by Herman Trabish

Brazil Energy Crisis and Solar

The newest energy project from world-leading solar power module maker Yingli Green Energy is a 1-megawatt installation located at Brazil's Arena Pernambuco soccer stadium, which is the site of five upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup matches.[read more]