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|SolarWorld Plans to Ramp up Solar Module Production in Light of ITC Ruling|
|Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:00:00 GMT|
On Monday, September 25, SolarWorld Americas announced that with the prospect of meaningful import relief close at hand, the company will begin ramping up production. It hopes to hire up to 200 workers by May.
On Friday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 4-0 in favor of a trade-case determination that a surge of imports has seriously injured the domestic solar cell and panel industry. The vote means that the case, in which SolarWorld Americas and Suniva Inc. are co-petitioners, moves to a remedy phase.
|Lack of IRS Solar Tax Credit Guidance Clouds New Projects|
|Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:54:00 GMT|
Solar energy developers hoping to break ground on large-scale projects want the IRS to define new-construction requirements for a renewable energy tax incentive.
|GE Industrial Solutions Purchased By ABB|
|Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:39:00 GMT|
GE Industrial Solutions will be integrated into ABB’s Electrification Products division.
|5 Prospects for Renewable Microgrid Technology Innovation|
|Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:16:00 GMT|
Current research is providing groundbreaking innovations that could help renewable energy-based microgrids become “the energy supply of the future,” according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
|Survey: 3 Out of 4 Australians Expect Home Storage to Become ‘New Normal’|
|Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:49:00 GMT|
A new survey conducted by public advocacy organization Climate Council found that about 75 percent of respondents in Australia expect that household battery storage will be “the new normal” within the next decade.
|Solar Decathlon Teams Officially Begin Reconstructing Their Houses for Event in Denver|
|Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:28:00 GMT|
The 11 teams competing in this year’s Solar Decathlon in October began reconstructing their houses in Denver over the weekend.
|Imposing Solar Tariffs May Cost US Taxpayers $1.23 Billion|
|Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:34:00 GMT|
Imposing tariffs on solar components imported into the U.S. will drive up prices for solar developers. It could also cost U.S. taxpayers as much as $1.23 billion.
|10 US Electricity Service Providers Take Next Step Toward RTO Membership|
|Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:05:00 GMT|
A coalition of 10 electricity service providers serving the U.S. Rocky Mountain region said they will begin negotiations for membership in the Southwest Power Pool regional transmission organization.
|India Solar — Unboxing Valuation|
|Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:23:00 GMT|
Some really interesting developments are taking place in the Indian solar space. Module prices are hardening and there is talk of Discoms reneging on previous high tariff power purchase agreements (PPA) in light of declining tariffs, while developers are reportedly seeking to exit low tariff commitments in light of rising module prices. It’s all happening there!
|Former US Defense Energy Professionals Urge ITC to Consider Energy Security in Solar Trade Case|
|Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:14:00 GMT|
In a letter today to U.S. International Trade Commission Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, a group of veterans and former defense energy professionals urged the ITC to consider carefully U.S. Department of Defense energy security and resiliency efforts before making a decision this week in the Suniva/SolarWorld trade case.
|Morgan Stanley and Citi Say They Will Run on 100 Percent Clean Energy|
|Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:56:00 GMT|
Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. announced they will get all of their energy from renewables in a few years, another show of corporate support for climate action running counter to U.S. President Donald Trump’s view on the issue.
|International Trade Commissioners Find Injury in Section 201 Solar Trade Case in 4-0 Vote|
|Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:00:00 GMT|
On September 22, 2017, the International Trade Commission ruled that injury has been caused to Suniva and SolarWorld by solar module imports from oversees in the historic section 201 trade case. Bracewell Policy Resolution Group Energy Expert, Frank Maisano who is also a spokesperson for the Energy Trade Action Coalition expains what happens next.
|Krygyz Republic Terminates Deal to Build 12 Hydropower Plant|
|Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:00:00 GMT|
The government of Kyrgyzstan announced yesterday that it will “terminate the agreement unilaterally” for contracts with Liglass Trading to build 12 hydroelectric power plants, citing the company’s failure to make a US$37 million payment as part of the agreement.
|Change in New Jersey Leadership Could Help the State Fulfill Its Offshore Wind Potential — And Then Some|
|Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:08:00 GMT|
Despite its legislation calling for mechanisms to support offshore wind development, New Jersey has yet to realize that promise, but that could change this fall with the election of a new governor.
|Staying Safe on the Job: Fall Protection in Renewable Energy Demands Planning and Training|
|Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:49:00 GMT|
Technicians who put their lives on the line by working on tall towers in remote locations need more than just top-quality safety gear and information about how to use it. They also need a plan for what happens if the unthinkable occurs.
|Listen Up: Roof Attachment Products for Solar — Key Considerations|
|Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:29:00 GMT|
With much higher volume manufacturing, prices for solar panels have come down tremendously over the past 20 years — from about $1,000 each to less than $200. But solar panels are still very time consuming to install on a roof in a way that will last 25+ years without leaks. The majority of this rooftop work is on the flashings, roof hooks, and special roof mount components.
|New Solar Collector Tech Could Lower Costs for Concentrating Solar Power|
|Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:39:00 GMT|
A new solar collector is starting a trend when it comes to concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. For the first time ever, “ganged heliostats” could be a viable option for new CSP systems.
|Leonardo DiCaprio Gives $20M to Climate-focused Organizations|
|Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:16:00 GMT|
On Tuesday, September 19 at Yale University, Leonardo DiCaprio announced that his foundation was providing $20M in a portfolio of grants to more than 100 organizations working to preserve habitats, defend indigenous rights and support innovative grassroots efforts aimed at combatting climate change and solving complex environmental issues.
|Norwegian Solar Secures Partnership for Energy Storage with Battery Cell ‘Swapping’ Technology|
|Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:01:00 GMT|
Industrial lithium-ion energy storage provider PBES last week said it has signed a partnership agreement with Norwegian Solar AS for the supply of containerized storage solutions for deployment in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
|A Brief History of Utility-Scale Energy Storage|
|Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:10:00 GMT|
Five years ago, a mere 0.34 GW of energy storage could be found globally. Fast forward and the market is expecting 6 GW to be installed in 2017 alone.