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BNEF: Clean Energy Investment Market Was A Mixed Bag In Q1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Global clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), down 17% from Q1’16 but only 7% lower than the final quarter of last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). [Read More]

Solar Sector Corporate Funding Bounces Back In Q1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

In the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), total corporate funding in the global solar sector increased to $3.2 billion – double the $1.6 billion total seen in Q4’16, according to Mercom Capital Group. In a new report, the clean [Read More]

EIA: Solar Spurred Negative Wholesale Electricity Prices In Calif.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

On March 11, utility-scale solar generation in the territory of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) accounted for almost 40% of net grid power produced during the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., according to a new analysis from [Read More]

UN Report: Cheaper Renewables Offered ‘More Bang For The Buck’ In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

Believe it or not, last year’s drop in renewable energy investment dollars actually underscored an encouraging trend – the falling costs of clean energy technology. That’s because, according to a new report, although the global renewables investment level in 2016 [Read More]

Vermont Study Explores Pathway To 20% Solar By 2025

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

On Thursday, numerous solar stakeholders gathered at the headquarters of nonprofit group Vermont Energy Investment Corp. (VEIC) to discuss the findings of a recently released study that identifies what it will take for Vermont to transition from a developed solar [Read More]

First Solar Looks To Shed 8point3 Yieldco

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

After revealing a restructuring plan last year, First Solar has announced it is exploring options to sell its interests in the joint venture it shares with SunPower.

Tucson Electric Power Plans More Renewables, Less Coal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

Tucson Electric Power (TEP), which provides electric service to nearly 420,000 customers in southern Arizona, has announced plans to expand the utility’s renewable energy portfolio and reduce its reliance on coal-fired generating resources. TEP says its long-term strategy to build [Read More]

DOE-Funded Program Works To Match Solar Job Seekers With Employers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

The Solar Training Network, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative and administered by nonprofit The Solar Foundation, has launched an online solar career platform designed to match job candidates with training and career opportunities [Read More]

Major Clean Energy, Transmission Investment Planned In Mountain States

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Rocky Mountain Power, part of PacifiCorp, has announced a 20-year, $3.5 billion initiative that includes adding more wind and solar and making existing wind turbines more efficient. In addition, the plan incorporates building a segment of a transmission line to [Read More]

Leading By Example: The Top Solar Cities In The U.S.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

A new study ranks the cities with the most installed PV and underscores the importance of local pro-solar policies amid federal uncertainty.