The age of advanced data analytics is (almost) here

In this report from the Solar Asset Management North America 2018 conference, Kiterocket’s Tom Cheyney finds that whether it’s managing large solar portfolios or nascent energy storage assets, repowering older solar installations or buttoning up residential O&M, the smart use of data is key.

Murray Energy’s war on clean energy in Ohio

Murray Energy lobbied on a bill to roll back renewable energy “mandates” in Ohio, while it fought for government intervention to bail out coal-fired power plants.


Do solar consumers create a cost-shift to non-solar users?

In this op-ed, Solar Reviews’ Andrew Sendy takes apart the cost-shift argument that utilities make when trying to get regulators to dismantle net metering, and looks at why they would push this myth on the public.


SolarWorld Americas secures $5 million loan

Creditors will allow SolarWorld Americas to borrow more than $5 million, which SolarWorld says should bring operations up to full capacity in the coming months. The company has now seen offers from five investors.

DTE customers could save $340 million with clean energy compared to proposed gas plant

In this op-ed, Union of Concerned Scientist’s Sam Gomberg argues that Michigan consumers could be getting a much better deal with solar and wind, as compared to DTE’s plans for a new gas plant.


Power, to the people

Puerto Rico: The devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria on the island of Puerto Rico was vast and indiscriminate. Reporter Daniella Cheslow visited some of the areas most badly affected and found a shredded grid, a rising demand for energy independence, solar and storage, and a heartening reminder of humankind’s capacity for kindness, endurance and determination.


2018 outlook: Resilient investors cautiously optimistic for new year

In this analysis, Jason Steinberg of CohnReznick Capital looks at the expected impacts of both the Section 201 tariffs and tax reform – including the BEAT provision – on renewable energy investment.

Tesla shows interest in Chilean lithium

The head of the Chilean Economic Development Agency (Corfo), Eduardo Bitran said that Tesla may partner with local lithium manufacturer SQM in the construction of a factory. The Chilean government and SQM have recently settled a dispute that began in 2014.

Trump’s Tariffs and solar: Christian Roselund talks markets & policy

pv magazine’s own Christian Roselund appeared on The Business Side of Green podcast with SEIA’s Dan Whitten to discuss President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported solar modules and their effect on the industry.

New online solar tools

In this guest post Bentham Paulos brings you some of the top new online tools for the solar industry, including irradition maps, decision tools and finance simulators.


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