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Offshore Wind: 'Steel in the Water This Summer'; Solar: 'Order of Magnitude Growth' Over Past Decade

This week, AEE released Advanced Energy Now 2015 Market Report, our annual report on the size and scope of the advanced energy industry, both globally and in the United States. Advanced energy is a nearly $1.3 trillion global industry, and growing...

Posted March 18, 2015    

SolarCity Slashes Installation Costs; Citigroup Pledges $100B for Projects

This week we saw announcements of significant cost savings for SolarCity, a major advanced energy investment from Citigroup, and a move into Mexico for Pattern Energy. So, costs are down, investment is up, and AEE members are taking their influence...

Posted March 7, 2015    

Another Week, Another Big Advanced Energy Business Deal, This Time with Google

Following last week’s announcement that Apple partnered with First Solar to build new solar to power its headquarters and a huge portion of its California operations, Google announced that it would be lighting up the Googleplex – its Mountain View,...

Posted February 28, 2015    

Advanced Energy: It's Kind of a Big (Business) Deal

Advanced energy is a really, really big deal. Or, the industry is full of big business deals being made. First Solar partnered with Apple, Tesla sees stellar growth ahead, and a new report released by The Brattle Group confirms what most of us...

Posted February 21, 2015    

Advanced Energy Leads California Jobs Growth [INFOGRAPHIC]

Everyone knows that advanced energy is bringing jobs to California, but until recently, we didn't know just how many. Earlier this month, Bloomberg News reported that California's commitment to advanced energy investment has paid off....

Posted February 14, 2015    

Energy News: New U.S. Electricity Capacity is 99% Pure Advanced Energy

This week, CleanTechnica reported that 53.3 percent of new U.S. electricity capacity in 2014 came from wind and solar, 42.8 percent from natural gas. Other advanced energy sources such as geothermal and waste heat capture brought the total new...

Posted February 10, 2015    

Advanced Vehicles Stand Out at Auto Show, Solar Jobs, and Strange Bedfellows

Advanced vehicles, front and center at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show, enjoyed another week in the spotlight at the annual Detroit Auto Show. Some impressive numbers in solar employment were released this week, and renewable energy got new...

Posted January 17, 2015    

Year in Review: Top 10 Advanced Energy News Stories of 2014

To wrap up the year, we are taking a look back at 2014. Make sure you didn’t miss the other Year In Review pieces published this week: Top 10 Utility Commission Actions of 2014 and Top Trends in State Energy Legislation.2014 was a big year for...

Posted December 26, 2014    

Energy from Ice and the World's Largest Battery; Texas Looks to Join the Energy Storage Game

Ever since California’s Public Utilities Commission announced a new energy storage mandate last year, the storage market in California has exploded. Last week, Southern California Edison (SCE) announced that it would acquire 250 MW of energy storage...

Posted November 23, 2014    

'Terrordome' is Nothing to Fear; Keeping Up with the Joneses on Energy Use, Solar Panels

This week, the falling price of oil (and consequently gasoline) took over energy news in many outlets. But there was also news of a certain other energy price coming down. “Solar electricity is on track to be as cheap or cheaper than average...

Posted November 5, 2014    

Price is Right for Storage, or Is It? Utilities' Pot Power Problem

Energy storage was in the news this week, with new market entrants reported and storage’s value touted – but also questioned. AEE Member company Enphase announced this week that it had not only created a solar microinverter that is so...

Posted November 1, 2014    

Get Ready, Get Set, Go: Offshore Wind in the USA

Everybody, hold onto your hats. The moment we have been waiting for may have finally arrived – or, well, it’s not very far off. American offshore wind is on the horizon, figuratively and literally, and approaching fast.American Wind Energy...

Posted October 24, 2014