Raising capital in very large chunks: The rise of solar securitization

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Mike Mendelsohn of the Solar Finance Council looks at the dramatic rise of securitization as a means to efficiently secure capital.

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Solar powered art auction funds light for African schoolchildren

The Solar Panel Art Series is currently on display in Brooklyn at the A/D/O gallery. The ten pieces of artwork on recycled solar panels will go to supporting Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Foundation’s “Solar School Kids Program”.

Salt River Project wants 1 GW of solar

The Arizona water and power cooperative has announced plans to increase its utility scale solar energy to 1 GW of capacity by 2025. SRP currently hosts 248 MW of solar.

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Appalachian Power is in the market for large-scale solar

The AEP subsidiary has put out an RFP for up to 200 MW-AC of solar capacity, in at least 50 MW-AC chunks.

Boom in EVs unlikely to cause lithium shortage

The French Environment & Energy Management Agency has published a report in which analyzes the dynamics of lithium supply and demand in different scenarios of global electrification by 2050. The agency experts are convinced that only with a 75% penetration of electric vehicles there is the real risk of a marked decrease in the safety margin of lithium supply.

AES commits to 2-3 GW of renewable energy annually through 2020 in climate scenario report

The utility giant is featuring new renewable energy generation and battery storage systems at the head of its new climate scenario report, with renewable energy being key to the company’s goal of 70% carbon reductions.

Overbuilding solar cheaper than seasonal storage and natural gas in Minnesota

An analysis by Clean Power Research, commissioned by the MN Solar Pathways Initiative, shows that 10% solar by 2025, and 70% wind+solar+storage in 2050 can be achieved at a comparable cost to natural gas-fired generation.

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Distributed political power: Mayors for Solar Energy

Environment America’s letter, “Mayors for Solar Energy”, has gotten 216 signatures from from mayors across all 50 of the United States.

Helping our fellow solar workers who lost everything

CALSSA has raised $17,900 – and counting – for solar workers who lost homes in the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California.

The right technical assumptions: An interview with Davion Hill, DNV GL

In this interview DNV GL’s Davion Hill gives a preview into the company’s new Battery Performance Scorecard, discussing some of the findings and what they mean for both battery makers and consumers.