The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded leadership awards to 16 “Green Power Partners” including technology giants Apple, Cisco Systems and Intel and investment bank Goldman Sachs, for achievements in expanding the domestic renewable energy market.
The battle got even uglier over a proposed amendment to Florida’s constitution that would impede rooftop solar, after a leaked audio recording highlighted what many see as the underhanded strategy of the state’s power utilities to block the sector’s development.
20 October 2016 05:18 GMT
DE Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) expects that its 100MW North Star PV facility in Minnesota will enter full commercial operation in December, which will make it the largest solar facility in the US Midwest region.
20 October 2016 03:36 GMT
8minuteenergy Renewables has retained BofA Merrill Lynch as its financial adviser as it looks to raise capital to underpin growth of its 5.5GW pipeline of US large-scale PV projects, including 2GW targeted for Texas.
19 October 2016 06:48 GMT
Fitch Ratings has warned that oil companies not diversified into renewables could struggle to access capital as the advance of battery technologies and the rise of electric vehicles (EVs) curbs global demand for oil.
19 October 2016 06:33 GMT
Target has ended Walmart’s four-year reign as the leading corporate installer of PV in the US, adding 68.7MW this year through 30 September, more capacity than 40 states have in operation, according to a new report by GTM Research and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
19 October 2016 05:42 GMT
Panasonic has confirmed it would use its own PV technology at a new cell and module factory in New York if its recently unveiled partnership with Tesla is finalised, deepening questions about what role – if any – SolarCity’s Silevo would play at the factory.
19 October 2016 04:54 GMT
Brazil’s energy planning authority EPE said it will not revise grid-connection rules for the upcoming solar and wind tender, despite criticisms by regional authorities and trade groups that wanted changes to the guidelines.
19 October 2016 03:13 GMT
The first community solar project built under New York’s “Shared Renewables” initiative has been commissioned in the state’s Southern Tier region, pointing the way towards a new market for PV that many experts believe could grow rapidly in the coming years.
18 October 2016 05:47 GMT
The New Development Bank (NDB), created in 2014 by the Brics group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) could have an important role in guaranteeing the $177bn yearly investments the group would need to meet self-declared renewable energy targets over the next ten to 20 years, says a new report.
18 October 2016 03:45 GMT
President Barack Obama has set a new goal for civilian agencies in the federal government to “procure and facilitate development” of 1GW of new renewable power by 2021, while his administration took credit for launching the large-scale PV market in the US.
17 October 2016 08:32 GMT
Tesla’s revelation that it wants to extend its manufacturing partnership with Panasonic to SolarCity’s PV factory in upstate New York adds another fascinating wrinkle to the Tesla/SolarCity saga – though at this stage it brings more questions than answers.
17 October 2016 06:04 GMT
Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CCLI) and Samsung Renewable Energy secured C$633m ($482m) in bond financing for Canada’s largest standalone solar plant, the 100MW(ac) Kingston in Ontario, allowing them to refinance their existing bank debt and swap facilities.
17 October 2016 01:28 GMT
Indian solar developer Azure Power held its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, but its shares were priced well below the range it suggested just a few weeks ago and fell sharply on their first day of trading.
13 October 2016 01:20 GMT
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