Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is running for office on a policy platform that calls for an end to energy subsidies – a stunning reversal of traditional party doctrine that federal support for fossil fuels was untouchable.
Harvard researchers have identified a new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2 that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind power in large batteries.
21 July 2016 04:29 GMT
Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk revealed the hotly anticipated next stage of his “master plan”, intensifying his argument that Tesla should buy SolarCity to hasten the advent of an era of seamlessly integrated distributed PV, storage and electric vehicles.
21 July 2016 01:57 GMT
SunEdison, which filed for bankruptcy protection on 21 April, has asked creditors for permission to sell the 150MW Buckthorn PV project under construction in West Texas as part of a package of renewable energy assets it wants to divest.
21 July 2016 12:51 GMT
SolarCity, the largest US installer of rooftop PV systems, secured another $345m in tax equity in June and July, demonstrating its continued ability to raise huge amounts of capital despite uncertainty in the distributed solar sector.
18 July 2016 12:30 GMT
NextEra Energy – North America’s largest generator of wind and solar – has scrapped its planned $4.3bn takeover of Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) after the deal was rejected by state regulators on Friday.
18 July 2016 09:14 GMT
Global renewables investment in the second quarter climbed 12% from Q1, but slowdowns in many major markets resulted in a 23% year-on-year drop to $116.4bn for the first half, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reports.
15 July 2016 10:58 GMT
REC Solar, the Duke Energy-owned commercial and industrial (C&I) company, is making a push into new markets along the US East Coast without using in-house installation teams, reflecting what may be a growing trend away from vertical integration.
15 July 2016 10:21 GMT
Developer Apex Clean Energy has sold a 217MW portfolio of US wind and solar projects to Toronto-based private markets investment management firm Northleaf Capital Partners, continuing a trend of Canadian renewable energy asset acquisitions here.
14 July 2016 10:23 GMT
Enel Green Power North America has set a company record 800MW of wind and solar generation capacity under construction in the US, as it moves to strengthen its position as one of the leading renewable energy companies there.
13 July 2016 06:35 GMT
In new studies, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) found that creation of a regional electric market through expansion of the energy grid would enable the state to reach its 50% renewables mandate by 2030, and provide other key economic and environmental benefits.
13 July 2016 05:10 GMT
For all the dealmaking and excitement in the US energy storage market, few homeowners can afford battery systems today and batteries are not yet making much of a difference to residential solar companies, industry sources say.
13 July 2016 10:31 GMT
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