CSP Gains a Foothold on US East Coast

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CSP Gains a Foothold on US East Coast

by Elisa Wood, Contributor | September 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

When people think of ideal locations for concentrating solar power, they generally envision remote and dry deserts, like the Southwest. But with its Martin Solar Energy Center, Florida Power & Light (FPL) has shown that CSP can wo… Full Article


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Chinese Solar-Panel Exporters Face the Threat of EU Tariffs

by Jonathan Stearns, Bloomberg | September 6, 2012 | Post Your Comment

The European Union threatened to impose tariffs on solar panels from China in the biggest EU trade dispute of its kind, saying producers in Europe may be victims of unfair price undercutting. Full Article


A Solar Panel Quality Manifesto

by Paula Mints, Navigant Consulting | September 6, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Falling prices for PV technology ? new average price for inventory, $0.65/Wp, off brand b- and c-grade modules, falling margins, failing PV companies, fraud, poorly installed systems and even counterfeit module product that carrie… Full Article


Crowdfunding for Community Power?

by John Farrell | September 5, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Back in April, President Obama signed the JOBS Act and one of the most-heralded elements was so-called crowdfunding. The law sought to solve a major problem: it?s hard to finance small-scale business ventures. Wall Street only ca… Full Article


Claiming the Future: A Seven-Point Action Plan for Repowering America

by Ron Pernick, Managing Director, Clean Edge | September 6, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last week ought to serve as an urgent wake-up call to anyone that cares about America’s energy, environmental, and economic future. At the podium, Romney chided… Full Article


Ocean Power Technologies Preparing for Next Round of Hydrokinetic Unit Testing

by Michael Harris, Online Editor, HydroWorld.com | September 6, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Hydrokinetic energy developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate to perform a new round of… Full Article


Japan Weighs Its Energy Options Amid Nuclear, Renewables Debate

by Tsuyoshi Inajima and Yuji Okada, Bloomberg | September 6, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Phasing out nuclear power in Japan will cost the country the equivalent of $622 billion to build a power grid around renewable energy and means it will fail to meet a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Full Article

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