Renewable Energy News
- Free Solar Marketing on Facebook Is Mostly Dead, Now What?
The good news: Facebook can still be a powerful tool to share information and build your brand and referrals. The bad news: Facebook solar marketing is no longer free. Well, technically, yes, it is still a free platform for your solar company to use, but its effectiveness as a free solar marketing tool is pretty much over. If you haven?t noticed, F
- New Jersey Moves Forward with Distributed Energy Resource Plan
New Jersey state regulators approved a subrecipient agreement last week with the state Economic Development Authority (EDA) to work jointly in the establishment and operation of the New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank (ERB), which will support the development of distributed energy resources at critical facilities throughout the state through a $200 million allocation from the state?s second Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR).
- Fifteen Clean Energy Yield Cos: Where's The Yield?
In the first article of this survey of yield cos, I noted that many of the recent yield co IPOs have risen so far as to "lend the very term "yield co" a hint of irony" because rising stock prices are accompanied by falling annual dividend yields.
- BMW Offers Fast Battery Chargers to Help Electric Vehicle Sales
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, the world?s biggest maker of luxury vehicles, is offering drivers of the i3 city car speedier and smaller auto-battery chargers in an effort to make driving electric vehicles more practical.
- The Great Electric Company Growth Opportunity
Energy use in the U.S. can be split into two large (very, very large) pies. One is electricity for use in homes, buildings, and industry, and the other is transportation, which is powered primarily by liquid fuels (gasoline and diesel) from oil. There are some exceptions, and small overlapping fuel uses ? direct industrial use of liquid fuel (a fairly significant quantity), some liquids burned to make electricity (this used to be a significant amount, but is now only a very small amount), and now a very small amount of electricity used to power electric vehicles (EVs).
- Choosing Local (Renewable) Power: One California Community a Leader in Collec...
Community choice aggregation describes a situation where a town can become the bulk buyer of electricity on behalf of its residential and small business customers. Such local aggregations serve about 5 percent of utility customers in Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and California, but it?s Marin Clean Energy in California that stands a
- Solar Panel Prices Expected to Rise in the US Due to New Tariffs on Chinese P...
On Friday evening the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its preliminary findings in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of some crystalline silicon PV products from China and Taiwan. Most solar products entering the U.S. market from China and Taiwan will now face import duties.
- China Solar Projects Poised to Fuel Rebound in Panel Prices
JA Solar Holdings Co. expects solar panel prices in China to recover as developers scale up projects and government measures encourage developments.
- Net-Metering: The Great Debate
Effective energy policies, economies of scale and new technologies have achieved something remarkable: solar energy production is now at the scale and cost necessary to be competitive with, if not cheaper than retail electricity from utilities. Solar energy is becoming part of the mainstream. Families, schools and businesses are going solar in record numbers nationwide, even as incentives decrease. Now that we?ve built this new energy economy, it?s critical that we keep the way clear for Americans to keep going solar. Net-metering policies are an instrumental piece to this puzzle that deserve a closer look.
- Solar Fuels: How Close, How Real?
There?s a class of fuels that don?t use an intervening biomass to make a fuel ? so, though they use biology or waste carbon, they?ve bristled at being called ?biofuels." Instead, the technologies that depend on unique pathways to converting CO2 and water to fuels and chemicals prefer ?solar fuels."
- Google Hangout July 30 at 1:00 PM ET with PennWell Editors to Learn About Our...
- Geothermal Visual: US DOE Announces FORGE Program for EGS Development
- German Utilities Paid to Stabilize Grid Due to Increased Wind and Solar
Germany?s push toward renewable energy is causing so many drops and surges from wind and solar power that the government is paying more utilities than ever to help stabilize the country?s electricity grid.