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  • 21 October 2014: SEIA Launches New Campaign to Extend Solar Investment Tax Credit
    The 30 percent solar investment tax credit (ITC) is set to be reduced to 10 percent in 2016, so the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has launched a new campaign for a long-term extension. SEIA President Rhone Resch explained the importance of such an extension in Solar Central at Solar Power International 2014, and called for industry support.> <>
  • 21 October 2014: Enphase Unveils New Energy Management System with Integrated Storage
    Microinverter manufacturer Enphase unveiled an energy management system that includes a microinverter, plug-and-play battery storage, and control and monitoring capabilities today at Solar Power International.> <>
  • 21 October 2014: SPI Slideshow Day One: Batteries, Policy, Awards, Oh My!
    The Renewable Energy World team is at Solar Power International 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada gathering news, networking and taking in the show, which began with a flurry of excitement.> <>
  • 21 October 2014: Vestas Wind Plans China Push with New Models, Component Content
    Vestas Wind Systems A/S., the world’s biggest wind turbine maker, will extend its push into China with plans to use more component contents from Chinese suppliers while also bringing models suited for varying wind conditions to the country.> <>
  • 21 October 2014: LDK Files for Bankruptcy in U.S. Court on China Solar Glut
    LDK Solar Co., the Chinese solar- cell maker that defaulted on its bonds this year, filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. to help carry out restructurings already under way in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.> <>
  • 21 October 2014: The Future of Solar Economics and Policy
    Solar power is at a unique place in history. It’s growing rapidly, its price is falling precipitously. Within the next 10 years, it will compete favorably with utilities for electricity sales, on price, and without subsidies. Given its rapid ascent, it might seem silly to talk about change.  But the continued expansion of distributed solar power ma> <>
  • 21 October 2014: The Key to Harnessing the Power of the Sun: Minimize Risk, Maximize Return
    Roofing systems are valuable assets designed to perform a critical function — protect the top of a building. A building’s roof may not have been designed to become the permanent platform for a heavy photovoltaic (PV) system. But throughout the world, rooftops are being converted into solar power systems as building owners, energy advisory agencies and other decision-makers attempt to capitalize on the environmental and financial benefits of installing a rooftop PV system.> <>
  • 21 October 2014: EPA Carbon Rules: Create Gliding Paths Instead of Cliffs
    The EPA’s proposed rule to regulate carbon dioxide from existing power plants emphasizes the ample flexibility it provides to states. However, careful analysis of the rule shows that it provides significant flexibility for how states can achieve the required CO2 reductions, but little flexibility on when to achieve them. In fact, most of the emission reductions it calls for are required in 2020, the rule’s first year.> <>
  • 20 October 2014: European Commission Studies Renewable Costs
    New analysis commissioned by the European Commission concludes that renewables such as onshore wind and solar PV are close to that of conventional technologies like coal, gas and nuclear in terms of costs and subsidy levels.> <>
  • 20 October 2014: Does the Psychological Effect of Oil Prices Impact the Solar Industry?
    Plunging oil prices are shifting investor sentiment away from renewable power and helping pull down shares for solar companies, said Gordon Johnson, an analyst at Axiom Capital Management in New York.> <>