Are corporates ready to invest in solar? Rethinking the value proposition

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Mike Mendelsohn and John Harper look at issues with the supply of tax equity financing for solar deployment.

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When the global Energy Transition gets local

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Dr. Wes Herche of Arizona State University brings insights from a recent conference on the Energy Transition in Arizona.

Does an aggressive Renewable Portfolio Standard increase utility rates?

In this op-ed ASU energy security researcher Dr. Wesley Herche demonstrates that for all the talk of renewable energy raising customer rates, there is no correlation between utility rates and ambitious state-level renewable energy mandates.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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