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  • 25 November 2014: SunEdison Targets Brazil with $30 Million Solar Module Plant
    SunEdison Inc., a U.S. developer and polysilicon supplier, is expanding in Brazil where demand for renewable power is expected to be a key driver of growth.> <>
  • 25 November 2014: US Planning Largest Wind-Energy Auction Off Massachusetts
    The U.S. Interior Department is planning the nation’s largest competitive auction for offshore wind projects, 742,000 acres off Massachusetts that may generate as much as 5 gigawatts of electricity.> <>
  • 25 November 2014: What Game Theory Can Tell Us about Middle Market, Commercial and Industrial Solar
    The decisions made along the path of solar project finance and development have major implications for the growth — or stagnation — of the commercial and industrial solar market.  How does a developer choose the right financier for their project, or an investor decide to interact during contract negotiations? Together, what impacts do these decisio> <>
  • 25 November 2014: A New Way To Finance Solar and Storage: The LOPPA
    Solar and energy storage will increasingly be integrated together at commercial sites, homes and microgrids. But to be honest, they are an odd couple with very different personalities. Solar is passive: solar modules are typically planted in a fixed position to generate power for 20 or 30 years. You have to hose them off occasionally, but active ma> <>
  • 25 November 2014: Innovation, Progress and Scale: Introducing the 2014 Project of the Year Award Finalists
    This year’s Project of the Year Award finalists truly represent the evolving energy landscape and exciting global efforts to transition to a cleaner, renewable future. The five projects vying for the Renewable Energy Project of the Year crown include a wide range of innovative technologies from coal-to-biomass conversion to concentrating solar power.> <>
  • 24 November 2014: Wind Energy Provides More Than Two-Thirds of New US Generating Capacity in October
    According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, wind power provided over two-thirds (68.41 percent) of new U.S. electrical generating capacity in October 2014. Specifically, five wind farms in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, and Texas came on line last month, accounting for 574 MW of new capacity.> <>
  • 24 November 2014: Renewable YieldCo Pricing Less Irrational, But Plenty of Opportunity Left
    Yieldcos are companies which own clean energy assets and use the cash flows from them to deliver a high level of current dividend yield and (in some cases) the promise of significant dividend growth. Investors like them because yield is scarce in the current low interest rate environment.> <>
  • 24 November 2014: Community Solar Prices at All-Time Low
    It’s been widely publicized that the cost of residential solar electric systems in the United States is falling faster than ever before. This downward pricing trend is projected to continue through 2016 and then stabilize, according to a September 2014 report compiled by researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Lawre> <>
  • 24 November 2014: Biofuel & Biomaterial Crops: We Might Be Doing It Wrong
    As I was recently dulling blades while chopping switchgrass for some experiments, I started thinking whether the “high yield perennial grasses on marginal land” paradigm makes any sense for biofuels. There are many positives about using perennial grasses. They are low maintenance, high yield, require low additional nutrients, and have broad growing ranges.> <>
  • 21 November 2014: EPA Abandons Renewable Fuel Standard Rulemaking for 2014
    In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is delaying finalization of the long-awaited 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligations until 2015.> <>