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  • 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 a subsidy levels.
  • 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.
  • Can Solar Financing Partnerships Make the Middle Market Work?
    With few exceptions, most commercial projects we see come from developers going out to the market with each individual project, which will then go to the highest bidder. That sounds straight-forward. Why wouldn?t a developer want to go after the highest price? Two words: transaction costs. Though auctioning a project to the highest bidder and getti
  • UK Green Bank Set to Draw Offshore Wind Investors to $1.6 Billion Fund
    The U.K. Green Investment Bank is set to tie up the first investments in a $1.6 billion fund by the end of March, part of Britain?s push to cement its dominance in offshore wind power.
  • Renewable Energy Storage Gains Critical Mass
    A host of U.S. renewable energy storage executives recently gathered here in the Silicon Valley are referring to the rapid expansion of the storage industry by comparing it to the solar power industry six or eight years ago, before that companion sector became the juggernaut it is now.
  • It?s Time to Ask the Wallflower Solar Markets to the Dance
    If commercial solar project finance was high school, hot markets such as New York, California, Hawaii, and North Carolina would be the ?it? girls: everyone is talking about them, and everyone wants to finance their projects. Still, there are wallflower markets out there that may be less flashy, but nevertheless deserve some attention. Here?s why we
  • SunEdison in Talks for $2 Billion Polysilicon Plant in China
    SunEdison Inc., the best-performing U.S. solar company this year, is in talks with a Chinese company about investing as much as $2 billion to build a polysilicon factory in China.
  • Action in India: Government Announces 15-GW Solar Power Purchase Program
    Solar energy action in India just got more exciting. The federal government of India announced the largest of its National Solar Mission (NSM) programmes to date ? 15,000 MW over the next five years.
  • Top US Companies Increasingly Turning to Solar Energy
    What do Walmart, Costco and Apple have in common besides selling cell phones and computers?  These iconic brands, and many others like them, are all investing big in solar energy.  Today, 129 million Americans ? more than 40 percent of our nation?s entire population ? live within 20 miles of a solar-powered business.  And that number has doubled si
  • Putin Strengthening China-Russia Ties for Renewable Energy Development
    China has encroached so strongly into Russia this year ? a shift meant mainly to mollify the U.S. impact on the countries? economic interests and the world stage ? that the dominance made even prominent Russians fearful of the Asian giant.
  • Germany?s Clean Electricity Costs Decline for First Time
    German electricity consumers will for the first time see a drop in the fee added to their bills to fund renewables, a boost for Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has pledged to curb the cost for voters.
  • SolarCity at It Again, Offers $200 Million in Bonds to Investors
    SolarCity Corp. is offering retail investors as much as $200 million in bonds that will be paid through revenue the company receives for selling electricity.
  • Analyst: US Residential Demand Could Approach 1 GW Annually
    The outlook for the residential solar market in the United States remains strong, with policymakers looking to reduce the regulatory burden for new installations and major downstream players focusing on continued installed system cost reduction.

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