User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Regional
Category: Renewable Energy :: Solar
Last updated: Apr 25 2016 19:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Solar gardens grow slowly out West 25.4.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Legislative barriers to more widespread community solar remain, although some states are taking action.
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Renewable folks unfazed by SunEdison collapse 22.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Renewable energy companies sought to distance themselves from the collapse of SunEdison Inc., saying the biggest bankruptcy in the United States this year won’t impact them or the industry directly. The world’s biggest developer of clean-energy projects sought protection from creditors after racking up $16.1 billion of liabilities following a $3.1 billion expansion spree that spooked investors and industry partners. The bankruptcy says more about SunEdison’s “relentless pursuit of growth” than t...
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SunEdison files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection 21.4.2016 Denver Post: Business
Solar-energy company SunEdison Inc. on Thursday said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a dramatic move for a company whose market value stood at nearly $10 billion in ...
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A one-time star in solar energy, SunEdison seeks help 21.4.2016 Durango Herald
A rising star in the alternative energy sector, SunEdison has finally burned out
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Wind and solar are crushing fossil fuels worldwide 10.4.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Wind and solar have grown seemingly unstoppable.While two years of crashing prices for oil, natural gas and coal triggered dramatic downsizing in those industries, renewables have been thriving.
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Solar garden backers may seek bill to improve accessibility 9.4.2016 Denver Post: Business
Solar energy advocates may pursue a legislative fix after the Colorado Public Utilities Commission released written details on why it rejected a settlement agreement that community ...
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Renewables still waiting for an industry leader 5.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
More than a decade after the birth of the modern renewable energy industry, solar and wind await their John D. Rockefeller. Clean power remains a tumultuous and fragmented business, crowded with companies grabbing for slices of an emerging market that aspires to reshape how the world meets its energy needs. They rise and fall as technology advances and demand seesaws. Some have grown into sprawling regional players, often propped up by government subsidies. A few, like Suntech Power Holdings and...
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Nanotechnology provides hope for batteries 5.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Prague • In the global race to create more efficient and long-lasting batteries, some are betting on nanotechnology — the use of minuscule parts — as the most likely to yield a breakthrough. Improving batteries’ performance is key to the development and success of many much-hyped technologies, from solar and wind energy to electric cars. They need to hold more energy, last longer, be cheaper and safer. Research into how to achieve that has followed several avenues, from using different materials... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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The $2.6 billion buying binge that pushed SunEdison to the brink 4.4.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Just nine months ago, SunEdison was Wall Street's favorite clean-energy company. It sopped up every dollar it could come by to finance a breathtaking buying binge of wind and solar farms, and in the process became the world's largest renewable-energy company.
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Plug pulled on solar incentives as states grapple with tight budgets 27.3.2016 Denver Post: Business
Thousands of homeowners and small businesses in New Mexico — the second-sunniest state in the nation — have invested nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in rooftop solar and related labor thanks to a program fueled by tax ...
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Nev. regulator: Solar hike was right decision 17.3.2016 azcentral.com | business
A Nevada utility regulator says that raising fees for rooftop solar customers has not killed the industry in his ...
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Colorado PUC shoots down Xcel's community solar garden agreement 17.3.2016 Denver Post: Business
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday rejected an agreement Xcel Energy reached last month with three solar developers that would have more than doubled the amount of ...
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Denver will host biennial Solar Decathlon competition in 2017 11.3.2016 Denver Post: Local
Denver will host the U.S. Department of Energy's biennial Solar Decathlon competition in 2017, the city announced Friday ...
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PUC gives Xcel approval for $9.1M investment in Panasonic, Stapleton 9.3.2016 Denver Post: Business
Two Xcel Energy projects to test the feasibility of using batteries to store solar power were approved Tuesday by the state's Public Utilities ...
Xcel Energy's new renewable power plan skews towards solar in Colorado 1.3.2016 Denver Post: Business
Xcel Energy filed a new renewable energy plan with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission Monday that could more than double its use of solar power in the state over the next three ...
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8Point3 seeks to buy stake in Colorado solar farm from SunPower 26.2.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
8Point3 Energy Partners LP is seeking federal approval to acquire an indirect interest in a 52-megawatt solar project in Colorado from SunPower Corp.
Xcel Energy steps up community solar efforts 24.2.2016 Denver Post: Business
Xcel Energy said Tuesday it will accept proposals for up to 60 megawatts of new community solar power this year after reaching a settlement with three community solar ...
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Bill Gates Q&A on climate change: 'We need a miracle' 23.2.2016 Denver Post: Business
All we need is an energy miracle. No pressure, kids.So came the call from Bill Gates on Monday evening with the release of his annual ...
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Montezuma County looks to life after Kinder Morgan 17.2.2016 Durango Herald
Kinder Morgan’s local carbon dioxide production generated 62 percent of Montezuma County’s tax revenues in 2015.But the McElmo Dome field, the largest producing carbon dioxide reserve in the United States, could be nearly tapped out in 50 years, leading local officials to worry about the future economy.Add to that...
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Bringing solar to low-income residents in La Plata County 11.2.2016 Durango Herald
Ever since companies began developing solar power, in earnest, for residential and commercial uses in the 1990s, the general consensus has been the renewable energy source is something only rich people could afford. But experts in the industry are now saying that perception, and reality, is slowly fading.“It certainly...
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