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Energy and Environmental Regulation in the Age of Trump: The Role of the States

Who’s Responsible? It’s hardly surprising that many eyes are turning toward state capitals as Plan B targets of opportunity for maintaining the momentum of clean energy technologies and continued safeguard of the environment in the U.S. Given the negativity surrounding … Continue reading

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Canadian Solar Raises $20M for Projects in Brazil

Canadian Solar Inc. today said that it raised US$20 million to support the development of eligible projects in Brazil, including the 191-MW Pirapora I project in the state of Minas Gerais. The unsecured funding comes from the China and Portuguese-speaking … Continue reading

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Saudi Aramco's Renewable Energy Push Seen Widening Appeal of IPO

Aramco is the world’s largest oil company, but when it sells shares next year, its foray into renewables is what may lure investors who would otherwise be forced to stay away. Saudi Arabian Oil Co., as it is formally called, … Continue reading

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Arizona Utility Files Rate Settlement Agreement with Solar Net Metering Compromise

Solar industry stakeholders in Arizona have reached an agreement with the state’s largest utility that improves on a decision made last year by state regulators that ended the existing net metering program for new solar owners. Arizona Public Service (APS) … Continue reading

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Success Story—Supercharging Concentrating Solar Power Plant Performance

Image: The SunShot loop is designed to demonstrate highly efficient turbine expander and recuperator performance for advanced supercritical carbon dioxide concentrating solar power cycles. Credit: Southwest Research Institute. Editor’s Note: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot initiative is helping … Continue reading

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The Alberta Advantage: Solar Rebates Give Homeowners a Boost

Alberta’s residential solar industry has chugged along for decades without government support. That dry spell finally drew to a close on Monday, when the provincial NDP government announced a two-year, $36 million rebate program to help bring down the costs for … Continue reading

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First Phase of Sarulla Geothermal Project to Begin Commercial Operations This Month

Ormat Technologies plans to begin commercial operations this month for the first phase of the Sarulla geothermal plant in Indonesia, Ormat CEO Isaac Angel said during a March 1 company earnings call. The first 110-MW phase is currently under testing, … Continue reading

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1.5-MW AR1500 Tidal Turbine Grid-connected, Operational at Full Power in Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland-based Atlantis Resources Ltd. announced on Feb. 20 its 1.5-MW AR1500 tidal turbine deployed at the Meygen project site in Pentland Firth, Scotland, has exported power to the grid and operated at full power. The unit was designed by … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Perry Confirmed as DOE Secretary

Update: On March 2, 2017, U.S. Senators confirmed Rick Perry as the new Secretary of Energy of the United States. The vote was 62-37 with nine democratic senators casting “yes” votes.  Our story on his confirmation hearing is below:  The … Continue reading

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3@3 on Solar PV: Utility Backlash, Blockchain, Diversity

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics include how utilities are crying foul … Continue reading

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