Yesterday, I wrote about how my annual green stock trading advice had worked out for my sister and readers (well) and the two stocks where I thought she should take profits: LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU) and Potlatch Corp (NYSE:PCH).
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the market leader for wind turbines in Japan, said the country needs to improve access to the electricity grid and allow power sales across regions to boost renewable energy use, including wind.
Key technical components of a solar PV system go through the rigors of testing, evaluation, and certification — but what about when they’re all assembled and running as a full PV plant? VDE and Fraunhofer ISE think they’ve found a new way to ensure the performance, reliability — and “technical bankability” — of solar PV plants with a new system-level certification spanning quality, safety, and performance of the plant as a whole and its components.
As India prepares to enter Phase II of its National Solar Mission (NSM), one of the world’s more promising solar markets finds itself at a critical juncture. Much uncertainty lingers in this young market: financing is still challenging, a trade dispute looms, and policy decisions now being hashed out at both national and state levels could swell the country’s market to its lofty goals — or just as easily undercut that momentum, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group’s Raj Prabhu.
An expansion project at the Aluto-Langano geothermal power plant is set to begin this month.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., the Chinese solar-panel maker with $541 million in convertible bonds due next month, is talking with the government of Wuxi about the possibility of financial support.
Once a year, I give my sister stock trading advice. Managing money is not her thing, so any more often and she’d likely lose interest, and not do anything. With that constraint, I wait until there are a large number of stocks I think she should trade,…
The geothermal industry has been struggling with the same barriers to development for years. It’s a frustrating situation: while geothermal is a reliable, steady baseload form of renewable energy, its development expenses overshadow its obvious long-term benefits. Meanwhile, other intermittent renewable sources such as wind and solar are able to take advantage – and control – of state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies and other incentives due to their lower costs of deployment.
Uruguay will offer contracts next month to buy power from 200 megawatts of solar farms at the world’s cheapest rates as the South American nation seeks to add low-cost generation.
Lanco Infratech Ltd., India’s second-biggest non-state power generator, is seeking private-equity investors to help expand its solar capacity fivefold as a coal shortage roils its thermal business and payment defaults by state utilities widen the group…
People attending a Washington event this week may witness something almost unheard of in political circles: Republicans praising a clean-energy program supported by President Barack Obama.
Four years ago Massachusetts passed the Green Communities Act in 2008 which included a solar carve-out program. Since then the state’s solar PV installed capacity has surged from about 3 megawatts (MW) to over 200 MW, among the fastest in the nation –…
Silicon Valley investors that helped build the solar industry are shifting cash into electricity-grid technology and energy-storage developers after bets on panel manufacturers failed to pay off.
Germany is getting more power than ever before from sources dependent on wind and sunshine, pushing short-term price swings to the biggest in five years and boosting volume as utilities increase trading.
Expanding the development of renewable energy facilities, such as solar power, has become a growing domestic priority in recent years. In 2012, $30 billion was invested in renewable energy in the U.S. However, the sunset of existing tax incentives may …
The second half of 2012 proved to be a pivotal point in the PV industry. It finally cemented the rise of China as a major force in global PV demand, complementing its place as a leader in the upstream supply side.
Japan will begin operating two offshore wind turbines this year as it tries to diversify its energy mix and develop turbine technologies.
Wind turbine noise is an issue fraught with emotion. Noise often comes up as a complaint from local wind turbine opposition groups and it is clearly something that wind turbine manufacturers, designers and developers alike must face up to, even if a va…
The Roen Financial Report closely covers the universe of almost 30 alternative energy Mutual Funds (MFs) and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). We use a proprietary ranking method to pick the best funds, looking at measures that include fees, risk, tax liab…
The European Union should phase out support for land-based biofuels that displace food production and indirectly boost emissions, eight lobbies said in a letter to the bloc’s energy ministers.