Greentech Media’s Solar Newsletter: Washington, DC Signs Its First Major PACE Deal for Efficiency and Solar


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Washington, DC Signs Its First Major PACE Deal for Efficiency and Solar

Washington, DC Signs Its First Major PACE Deal for Efficiency and Solar 
Adam James – June 24, 2013

The use of PACE financing is alive and well in the commercial sector.

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First Solar and CPF on Arizona’s Solar Net Metering War 
Herman K. Trabish – June 24, 2013

“In telecom, the winners were the ones who saw the writing on the wall and adapted.”

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Podcast: Solar Manufacturing Costs, How Low Can They Go? 
Shyam Mehta, Scott Clavenna – June 24, 2013

GTM Research Analyst Shyam Mehta defends his 36-cents-per-watt base-case 2017 solar module cost forecast.

Update: Solexel, SunPower-Backed Thin Silicon Startup, Gets $14.8M in VC

Update: Solexel, SunPower-Backed Thin Silicon Startup, Gets $14.8M in VC 
Eric Wesoff – June 23, 2013

A rarity: venture capital funding for a solar manufacturing technology. Investors include Kleiner Perkins and Technology Partners.

Ultracapacitors Provide Solar-to-Grid Smoothing in San Diego

Ultracapacitors Provide Solar-to-Grid Smoothing in San Diego 
Jeff St. John – June 21, 2013

A new take on solar-grid integration from Maxwell, Soitec’s CPV, and UCSD’s microgrid

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More CIGS Solar Efficiency Milestones From TSMC and Solar Frontier 
Eric Wesoff – June 21, 2013

Thin-film solar efficiency records and champion cells in CIGS

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The Continuing Saga of Solar Policy in Arizona 
Herman K. Trabish – June 21, 2013

Arizona’s utility said it wants to talk. Here’s its chance.

GTM Research’s Module Cost Outlook: 36 Cents Isn’t As Low As You Think

GTM Research’s Module Cost Outlook: 36 Cents Isn’t As Low As You Think 
Shyam Mehta – June 20, 2013

In which we finally admit to not owning a crystal ball.

Palo Alto Goes Solar, 80 Megawatts at 6.9 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour

Palo Alto Goes Solar, 80 Megawatts at 6.9 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour 
Eric Wesoff – June 20, 2013

Some of the cheapest solar in the land in the heart of Silicon Valley

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Silevo’s New Cell and Module Architecture Breaks Solar Barriers 
Herman K. Trabish – June 20, 2013

SunPower answers the challenge, but the big question remains.

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SolarCity Raises 2013 Guidance to 270 Megawatts Installed 
Eric Wesoff – June 19, 2013

A breakout year for the distributed energy generation trendsetter

Solar’s Past, Present, and Future at PVSC

Solar’s Past, Present, and Future at PVSC 
Herman K. Trabish – June 19, 2013

Three talks at the PV conference point to solar’s most urgent needs.

Greentech Media Conference Explores the Reinvigoration of Greentech Investing

Greentech Media Conference Explores the Reinvigoration of Greentech Investing 
Staff – June 19, 2013

Announcing “NextWave Greentech Investing”

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Lists: The 12-Step Program for Solar Interconnection 
Herman K. Trabish – June 18, 2013

The dos and don’ts—and what utilities worry about

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The Origins of Solar Reliability 
Herman K. Trabish – June 18, 2013

What Barbie dolls can teach module manufacturers


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Solar PV Module Costs to Fall to 36 Cents per Watt by 2017 
Nicholas Rinaldi – June 18, 2013

Majority of new cost gains over next four years to come from technology innovation, automation