Greentech Media’s Solar Newsletter | Apr 22, 2013


 

LATEST NEWS:

Reports: SolarWorld Looking to Qatar for Solar White Knight

Reports: SolarWorld Looking to Qatar for Solar White Knight 
Eric Wesoff, – April 22, 2013

SolarWorld is running out of time to restructure itself, deal with its debt, and find a way to survive.

Solar-Powered Wi-Fi: Another Piece of the Distributed Energy Framework

Solar-Powered Wi-Fi: Another Piece of the Distributed Energy Framework
Justin Guay – April 22, 2013

How the convergence of off-grid mobile devices and distributed energy is shaking things up in India

Construction Halted at First Solar’s 230 MW Antelope Valley Site

Construction Halted at First Solar’s 230 MW Antelope Valley Site 
Herman K. Trabish – April 22, 2013

LA County issues notices, tells the developer “it is time to stop experimenting”

ABB Acquires #2 Solar Inverter Firm Power-One for $1B

ABB Acquires #2 Solar Inverter Firm Power-One for $1B 
Eric Wesoff – April 22, 2013

ABB moves decisively into solar. Consolidation heating up in the solar inverter market.

Power Grab: San Antonio’s CPS Looks to Eliminate Net Metering

Power Grab: San Antonio’s CPS Looks to Eliminate Net Metering 
Annie Lappé – April 19, 2013

Is utility CPS Energy’s commitment to solar waning?

Solar Smackdown: Utilities Take On Rooftops

Solar Smackdown: Utilities Take On Rooftops 
Earthtechling, Pete Danko – April 19, 2013

Will rooftop solar spell doom for electrical utilities? Fears are running rampant, and San Antonio’s CPS Energy is acting to scale back net metering credits.

Republicans Revolt as Arizona’s Utility Proposes Cut in Solar Programs

Republicans Revolt as Arizona’s Utility Proposes Cut in Solar Programs 
Herman K. Trabish – April 18, 2013

“That’s not the conservative way and it’s not the American way.”

California Has More Solar Jobs Than Actors

California Has More Solar Jobs Than Actors 
Stephen Lacey – April 18, 2013

How does your state rank in solar jobs?

Tough Times Ahead for PV Inverter Incumbents

Tough Times Ahead for PV Inverter Incumbents 
Nicholas Rinaldi – April 18, 2013

GTM Research publishes flagship report on PV inverter markets, technologies and strategies.

Arizona Solar Fights On

Arizona Solar Fights On 
Herman K. Trabish – April 17, 2013

But the worst impacts of a recent regulatory shift are still to come

NatGas-Dish CSP Starts Across the Valley of Death

NatGas-Dish CSP Starts Across the Valley of Death 
Herman K. Trabish – April 17, 2013

“If it comes in at $1 per watt, we win. If it comes in at $8 per watt, we lose.”

Green Jobs: Dr. Hansen Retires; Zoi to C3; Plus Vivint, Ventyx and Sopogy

Green Jobs: Dr. Hansen Retires; Zoi to C3; Plus Vivint, Ventyx and Sopogy
Eric Wesoff – April 17, 2013

CEO exits and personnel moves in renewable energy, efficiency, and climate sciences

Solar Summit Preview Podcast: Enphase on the State of Microinverters

Solar Summit Preview Podcast: Enphase on the State of Microinverters 
Scott Clavenna – April 16, 2013

Enphase co-founder Raghu Belur talks about solar and PV microinverter market dynamics in 2013 and beyond.

A Major Advance in Solar Module Testing?

A Major Advance in Solar Module Testing? 
Herman K. Trabish – April 16, 2013

A first-of-its-kind climate chamber does continuous real-time readings under light.


SolarWorld Builds It and Duke Energy Comes

SolarWorld Builds It and Duke Energy Comes 
Earthtechling, Pete Danko – April 15, 2013

SolarWorld, not usually a big utility-scale developer, does a 21-megawatt SoCal project from soup to nuts, and Duke Energy scoops it up.