Ten Years of Texas Electric Utility Deregulation

kristy Greentech

GTM SOLAR WEEKLY | Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ten Years of Texas Electric Utility Deregulation
Texans talk about electricity providers the way urban epicures discuss recipes.

What Are Romney and Gingrich’s Plans for Energy in the US?
“Everyone has a plan until they’ve been hit.”—Joe Louis

Guest Post: Price Is Not the Only Issue in a Solar Trade Discussion
Free trade does not mean trade that is free of rules.

Correction: Layoffs at CIGS Solar Hopeful MiaSolé
New CEO has to lay off 10 percent of the firm, raise more funding, and try to sell the company.

Polysilicon Prices Hit Record Low in 2011; Will Head Even Lower, Enabling $0.70/W PV in 2012
GTM Research publishes new report on polysilicon market, examining the epic price declines of 2011, the effect on the larger PV supply chain and the future of the market.

Finding Work for Used Electric Vehicle Batteries
ABB and Nissan to test old batteries for renewable energy storage

Tate Out as Nanosolar CEO, Eugenia Corrales In
A new CEO at the CIGS thin film solar firm

SolarWorld AG Plays Race Card, Apologizes
A curious bit of marketing communication and Christmas cheer from SolarWorld

Who is the World Leader in CIGS Solar Shipments?
It’s not Stion or Nanosolar or Solibro or MiaSolé or any other VC-funded startup.

Low Concentration PV Deployments From SunPower and Skyline Solar
Less balance-of-system and less exotic than HCPV; perhaps a better LCOE than flat-panel solar?