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Vivint Solar IPO Rundown

Solar Love. Vivint Solar announced last week that it’s putting forward a $200 million IPO to the Securities Exchange Commission to finance future growth. The Vivint Solar IPO is an interesting one for many reasons. Currently number two,...Show More Summary

Solar Roadways: The Amtrak Commission and Other News

The Solar Roadways project keeps chugging along. One of the many commissions it’s set to undertake in the next year will involve taking part in the renovation of the local Amtrak depot in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Indian Tribunal Rejects Call For Retrospective Cut In Solar PV Tariffs

India will not follow several European countries & retrospectively cut solar PV tariffs, according to an Appellate Tribunal for Electricity ruling Indian Tribunal Rejects Call For Retrospective Cut In Solar PV Tariffs was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Great moments in climate prediction: ‘World will warm faster than predicted in next five years, study warns’

That now failed headline is from Duncan Clark in the Guardian: And, for good measure he added: New estimate based on the forthcoming upturn in solar activity and El Niño southern oscillation cycles is expected to silence global warming sceptics Just a few small problems there: Climategate gave skeptics a worldwide voice and stage Actual…

China Could Reach 100 GW Of PV Capacity By 2018

It was announced in the middle of August that the UK had surpassed 5 GW worth of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, just the sixth country to have done so. However, Michael Barker, a senior analyst for NPD Solarbuzz, has written in aShow More Summary

Akon Lighting Africa with Solar Powered Initiative

Platinum-recording artist campaigns to bring clean electricity to African homes

Beyond the car: Ultra-fast, ultra-efficient motoring with the Acabion Da Vinci

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Peter Acabion, of Acabion GTBO fame, has released details of his next concept vehicle – an ultra-efficient, 1,200 mpg, 650 km/h, solar electric successor to the car. With four enclosed wheels, a transforming aerodynamic tail, a jet fighter...Show More Summary

Yingli Green Energy Is Down, But Not Out

By Anup Singh: Things have gone from bad to worse for Chinese solar company Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) this year. The company's stock had already declined to a great extent, and the recent second-quarter results didn't bring any relief for investors either. Show More Summary

No Solar Panel Supply Shortage Coming, According To IHS Technology

Despite some talk to the contrary, there will be no solar module supply shortage next year, according to a recent report from IHS Technology. While most of the main players in the solar industry are expanding, current capacities are still sufficient to meet the projected 2014 market of 45.5 GW, per IHS Technology. Show More Summary

The Company Behind the World's Best Solar Panel

SunPower's advantage over its competitors comes down to how it makes the world's most efficient solar panel. I'll outline what makes SunPower's panels different and if this is a durable competitive advantage.

Chinese Solar Company to Buy Germany's SAG Solarstrom

   German solar firm SAG Solarstrom AG, which filed for insolvency late last year, said on Saturday it agreed to be acquired by Shunfeng Photovoltaic

Corporate America Is Betting Big on Solar Energy

The future of solar energy may be debated in the media, but in corporate boardrooms the decision to go solar is easy. It comes down to dollars and cents.

Suntech Targeting Brazilian, Mexican, & Chilean Solar Markets

Once the leading solar panel company in the world (before some scandal and bankruptcy), Suntech has regrouped and is now setting its sights on the potentially very lucrative solar markets of Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, according to recent reports. Show More Summary

First Solar Announces 250 MW Worth Of New Projects In Japan

250 MW of new solar PV projects are currently being developed in Japan by First Solar, according to recent reports. The company is reportedly expecting its rooftop sector in the country to eventually grow to be even larger than its commercial-scale...Show More Summary

Suniva & TCC Offer New Financing Solutions For Solar Buyers

The high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cell and module manufacturer Suniva is partnering with the privately held financial products and services firm Technology Credit Corporation to create a financing solutions program for potential customers, according to a recent announcement. Show More Summary

Why Renewable Energy Is Hopeless

(John Hinderaker) At Watts Up With That?, Ed Hoskins spotlights the intractable problem with solar and wind power: much of the time, the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing. This means that in practice, solar and wind facilities can produce only a small fraction of their nominal capacities. Show More Summary

Renewable Energy in perspective: Solar and Wind power

Guest essay by Ed Hoskins | Data for the USA, Germany and the UK since the year 2000. These notes quantify the progress and achievement of the massive movement to install renewable energy solutions for electricity generation in Western Nations. They only concern the two most significant new renewable energy sources ie. Solar and Wind-power.…

Astronomers Discover A Planetary Impact Outside Our Own Solar System

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In a study published in the latest issue of Science, a stronomers led by graduate student Huan Meng, of the University of Arizona in Tucson, announced the discovery of remains of a mammoth planetary collision. Read more...

Spotlight on green news & views: Solar project in WV, high dam removed in WA, offshore fracking

Mary Anne Hitt helping with the solar-panel ribbon-cutting at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in West Virginia. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get...Show More Summary

Stardust Mission Captures Origins of Our Solar System --"Clues to the Origin of Life Itself"

"Fundamentally, the solar system and everything in it was ultimately derived from a cloud of interstellar gas and dust," says Andrew Westphal, physicist at the University of California, Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory and lead author on the paper published this...

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