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  • 23 September 2014: NYC's Clean Energy Programs Take Center Stage
    As Climate Week 2014 quickly approaches, all eyes are on New York City (NYC), the host of this year’s events. And given the recent release of New York’s progressive draft State Energy Plan, “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV), it is perhaps the most appropriate place to hold such discussions about how to create and implement low-carbon solutions. T> <>
  • 23 September 2014: Kazakhstan Mulls Adding 713 MW of Solar PV Capacity by 2020
    The Kazakh government is aiming to add 3,054 MW of new renewable energy capacity by 2020, according to a new federal plan unveiled by state-owned national atomic energy company Kazatomprom. According to the plan, 713.5 MW of the total capacity would come from 28 PV power plants.> <>
  • 23 September 2014: Intelligent Inverters Stealing the Show
    As markets for solar PV inverters become more competitive, manufacturers are being forced to adapt in a bid to maintain revenues or hold market share. This is a trend that has been evident for some years now. As far back as 2012, Dexter Gauntlett, now a senior analyst with Navigant Research, noted: “Inverter companies must increase functionality, reduce cost, and differentiate themselves from the growing competition.” He explained that while industry incumbents have the advantage of size and market reach, disruptive technological innovation by well-funded start-ups and early-stage companies was rapidly changing the face of the industry.> <>
  • 22 September 2014: WindEnergy Hamburg Opens To Great Fanfare
    On Monday evening at Hamburg City Hall, the organizers of WindEnergy Hamburg officially opened the doors to their expo, marking the first time that the wind show, formerly knows as Husum Wind, will take place in the city of Hamburg.> <>
  • 22 September 2014: Microinverter and Power Optimizer Market Set to Boom
    There’s a new billion-dollar solar tech market on the horizon. According to IHS Technology, 2018 will be a landmark year for the global solar microinverter and power optimizer market — breaking past the $1 billion barrier and ushering in an era of increased power output for PV installations the world over.> <>
  • 22 September 2014: One Solar Installation, Five Stocks
    "Invest in what you know" is an old stock market adage. The idea is that, if you have some personal knowledge of the real economy, you can use that to make better investments.> <>
  • 22 September 2014: Solar Lease or Ownership? The Ultimate Solar Calculator "App" Helps You Choose
    A few weeks ago I wrote about the potential comeback of solar ownership relative to leasing, as the cost of rooftop solar PV continues to fall and new financing options make ownership easier than ever. It's been an ownership pile on since then, with others saying Why Lease Solar Panels When You Can Own Them? and Don’t Lease Your Solar Panels! Is ow> <>
  • 22 September 2014: US-China Rifts Put Aside for Clean Energy Research
    The threat of climate change is driving China and the U.S. — frequent rivals and the world’s two largest greenhouse-gas emitters — to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy breakthroughs.> <>
  • 22 September 2014: Battery Storage with Solar PV: The Next Logical Step
    Installed solar photovoltaics (PV) in the United States has grown by 418 percent between 2010 and 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s April 2014 Electricity Monthly Update. In 2010, U.S. solar installations were just 2,326 megawatts (MW), however by February 2014, 12,057 MW of solar electricity had been installed, a gain of 9,731 MW in generating capacity.> <>
  • 22 September 2014: Abengoa Offers Its First Green Bond to Raise 500 Million Euros for Clean Energy Projects
    Abengoa SA, a Spanish energy and environment company, plans to issue its first green bond to raise 500 million euros ($642 million) to finance projects.> <>