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  • 24 April 2015: Tesla-Powered Wal-Mart Stores Attest to Musk's Energy Storage Ambitions
    Tesla Motors Inc. is signing up big customers like Wal-Mart and Cargill, accelerating efforts to become a leader in energy storage -- a new market that’s poised to boost sales and profit at the electric vehicle pioneer.> <>
  • 24 April 2015: US Power Grid’s $2 Trillion Upgrade Needs European Efficiency
    A $2 trillion push in the U.S. to blend renewable energy into the power supply and fortify transmission lines against extreme weather means that Americans must act more like Europeans to keep their power costs down.> <>
  • 24 April 2015: Arts Council Looks to Solar Energy to Make Art Available for All
    From Amelia Earhart to Gandhi, fifth graders in Ellis County, Kansas dress as a famous figure of their choosing and present the impact their character has had on the world. The youth program is one of the most prominent, made possible by the Hays Arts Council. “To shave one’s head to become Ghandi, that’s a staggering level of commitment for a fift> <>
  • 24 April 2015: Turning Bakken Oil Well Waste Water Into Clean Geothermal Power
    Oil fracking companies seeking to improve their image and pull in a little extra cash are turning their waste water into clean geothermal power.> <>
  • 24 April 2015: Represent Renewables: One Week Left to Enter PEI's EMEA Project of the Year Awards
    Power Engineering International has launched the EMEA Projects of the Year, which will seek to highlight the best in power plant construction across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Hosted by Power Engineering International, the awards will be presented at the Gala VIP Dinner at POWER-GEN Europe in Amsterdam on the evening of Tuesday, June 9. Th> <>
  • 24 April 2015: Residential Solar and Uniform Commercial Code: A Primer on Solar-Financiers’ Rights in a Foreclosure
    U.S. residential solar PV has been growing at a breakneck pace. Annual installations have increased nearly five-fold in the past five years and, in 2014, surpassed annual commercial capacity additions for the first time in the history of PV market tracking. Additionally, nearly a third of the entire solar industry's workforce — comprising over 174,000 employees — works in residential solar.> <>
  • 24 April 2015: Egypt’s Renewable FIT Program Gains Traction
    The Government of Egypt has said that it must invest US$12 billion in the electricity sector over the next five years in order to meet that country’s urgent electricity demands — and renewable energy will be a key component.> <>
  • 23 April 2015: Renewables Account for 75 Percent of New US Generating Capacity in First Quarter of 2015
    According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, wind, solar, geothermal, and hydropower combined provided over 75 percent (75.43 percent) of the 1,229 megawatts (MW) of new U.S. electrical generating capacity placed into service during the first quarter of 2015. The balance (302 MW) was provided by natural gas.> <>
  • 23 April 2015: Downstream Solar Funds and Debt Finance Highlight Solar Funding Rebound
    A surge in project development debt finance and investments in downstream residential and commercial solar PV funds highlighted a rebound in overall corporate renewable energy funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2015's first quarter, according to Mercom Capital's “Solar Funding and M&A 2015 First Quarter” report.> <>
  • 23 April 2015: 3 Solar Trends To Watch After the First Quarter of 2015
    The U.S. solar industry closed its first quarter on March 31. So where does the U.S. industry stand at the quarter pole of 2015? Here are three trends we’re watching:> <>