Greentech Solar – October 7th

 

 

LATEST NEWS:

Vivint Solar Moves Into Orange County and the No. 2 US Installer Spot 

Eric Wesoff – October 4, 2013

It’s green trucks versus orange trucks.

Rooftop Solar Scores a Crucial Win Against Arizona’s Dominant Utility 

Herman K. Trabish – October 3, 2013

Landmark regulatory memo rejects the APS net metering proposal.

Making Sense of 46M Smart Meters and 1B Data Points Every Day 

Jeff St. John – October 3, 2013

Soft Grid 2013 brought together experts in the field for an update on how they’re managing that big data challenge.

Could Solar Heating and Cooling Ever Catch Up With PV and Natural Gas? 

Herman K. Trabish – October 2, 2013

A new industry roadmap says targets and supports can make solar heating and cooling even bigger.

Tracking the Billions Invested in Residential Solar Finance 

Eric Wesoff – October 2, 2013

Here’s a roundup of the flurry of fund raising, partnerships, and M&A in the hottest solar sector—downstream.

The NEM Battle Rages On: Who Pays for the Electrical Grid? 

Katherine Tweed – October 2, 2013

IEE throws down the gauntlet on solar PV.

AES Surpasses Milestone: 100 MW of Grid-Scale Energy Storage 

Eric Wesoff – October 2, 2013

The first 100 megawatts are the hardest.

Xcel Energy Buying Utility-Scale Solar at Prices Competitive With Natural Gas 

Martin LaMonica – October 2, 2013

“This is the first time that we’ve seen, purely on a price basis, that the solar projects made the cut.”

6 Perspectives on the Fate of Utilities

Stephen Lacey, Andrew Mulherkar – October 1, 2013

Electric utilities are facing an existential challenge. Here are six different views on what that means.

Ron Binz Steps Down as FERC Nominee, Citing ‘Blood Sport’ in Congress 

Stephen Lacey – October 1, 2013

“The caricature that they created had nothing to do with who I am and nothing to do with what I might’ve brought to FERC.”

 

US Solar Module Industry Leery of SEIA’s China Trade Settlement Plan 

Matthias B. Krause – October 1, 2013

Eliminating tariffs and establishing a fund for U.S. manufacturers

Innovation in Customer Acquisition Will Save US Residential Solar $619M by 2017 

Mike Munsell – September 30, 2013

New report outlines the M&A shaping the market, strategies employed by leading installers, service and software vendors in the space, & opportunities for innovation.

Cleantech Venture Capital in September 

Eric Wesoff – September 30, 2013

Winter is coming.

Slideshow: First Solar’s CTO on CdTe and Silicon PV Under One Roof 

Eric Wesoff – September 30, 2013

“I think we’ll have 30-percent-efficiency modules in ten years.”

New California Net Metering Study Appears to Be DOA 

Herman K. Trabish – September 30, 2013

E3’s research uses soon-to-change design assumptions and antiquated data.

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UPCOMING EVENT:

U.S. Solar Market Insight 2013 

December 10, 2013

San Diego, CA

U.S. Solar Market Insight: 2nd Quarter 2013

SREC Market Monitor: 2nd Quarter 2013

PV in Central America: Markets, Competitive Positioning and Outlook, 2013-2017

Global PV Monitoring: Technologies, Markets and Leading Players, 2013-2017

PV Technology and Cost Outlook, 2013-2017

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