Breaking News: Stabenow’s Solar and Renewable Energy Tax Break Fails in Senate

March 14, 2012 LATEST NEWS: Markets & Policy Breaking News: Stabenow’s Solar and Renewable Energy Tax Break Fails in Senate Eric Wesoff – March 13, 2012 The good news is that the ITC was not repealed and still stands. The tax grant is history, though. US Bancorp Funding SolarCity’s SolarStrong …

SunPower and Total: With Friends Like These…

GTM SunPower and Total: With Friends Like These… CEO says Total will “turn around” SunPower. Green Jobs: Where Do Solyndra PR Pros End Up? Answer: at LSI. Plus, personnel moves at Rockport Capital, Soladigm, Cisco, and Impress Labs. Germany Installed More Than 2 GW of Solar in December The annual …

When Will Solid State Lighting Vanquish the Light Bulb? – GTM Daily Newsletter

Solar VC: SolarEdge Closes a $37M Round for Panel Electronics Venture capital investing in solar firms is alive and well. Can Utilities Explain Smart Grid to Their Own Employees? Utilities need to educate their workforce as well as their customers to get the most out of the smart grid, according …

After Solyndra… Cleantech Investing Still Makes Sense

After Solyndra… Cleantech Investing Still Makes Sense [Excerpt from SJF Ventures’ Managing Director, Dave Kirkpatrick’s, blog post] Given the recent bankruptcies of U.S. solar manufacturers Solyndra, Spectrawatt and Evergreen Solar, some are asking if cleantech investing is viable. At SJF, our cleantech portfolio companies are achieving great results, particularly utilizing …

After Solyndra and Evergreen, Welcome to the Age of Solar PV Commoditization (And 5 Things You Can Do About It) :

We at Ethical Markets show private investments in solar growing without subsidies on our  GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD® by Tor Valenza a.k.a. “Solar Fred” It’s official. With the bankruptcies of Solyndra and Evergreen, two solar panel companies with unique premium solar PV technologies, the Market — with a capital M — …

Can China’s Domestic Demand Dominate the Solar Market?

Can China’s Domestic Demand Dominate the Solar Market? The days of China’s PV production being purely for export are coming an end. What’s the impact on the PV industry? Special Victims Unit: Solyndra Edition FBI doing forensics at the Fremont Solyndra chalk outline. SolarCity Reports for Military Duty in Largest …

Stealthy Powergetics Wins $10.2M in VC for Energy Storage

Stealthy Powergetics Wins $10.2M in VC for Energy Storage VCs and entrepreneurs keep knocking at the energy storage door. Greentech Media Publishes New Website on US Solar Market GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association partnership leads to creation of news site to support conference, research reports. Can China’s …

Solar Funding Flurry: Solyndra Catches VC, Flak, Plus Siemens, Semprius, 1366, Google

Solar Funding Flurry: Solyndra Catches VC, Flak, Plus Siemens, Semprius, 1366, Google VCs, DOE, Corporates, and the Ex-Im Bank pump more cash into the solar sector. We follow the solar money. Guest Post: Politics Obscures Policy in New Jersey RGGI Battle Governor Chris Christie claims he wants to withdraw from …