200,000-Member Org Fights For FL Solar Choice, China Wind Market… (Clean Electricity News)

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Layman’s Guide to the Value of PV Solar

The PV solar industry is experiencing explosive growth and many homeowners and business owners are being approached by solar companies to buy or lease a solar system. The purpose of this solar guide is to provide consumers with real numbers and objective information so they will be educated on what to expect from installing solar. This guide will explain common terms used in the industry and during a sales presentation.


CIGS Thin-Film Plant In China Dropped By Ascent Solar

A joint venture between Ascent Solar and the Chinese city of Suqian to build a thin-film solar plant has been shuttered. Initially, the plant was intended to produce about 25 MW of CIGS thin-film solar products, but that capacity could have been ramped up to 100 MW, if the plant had been constructed.


200,000-Member Retiree Organization Endorses Florida Solar Choice Initiative

The Florida Alliance for Retired Americans (FLARA) has endorsed the Solar Choice Initiative, which would help expand the solar power market in Florida. Currently, Florida law does not allow local residents or businesses to buy solar power unless it is from a utility.

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Global Solar Generator Market Could Reach $450 Million By 2019

A new report from Technavio presents some fascinating insights about the global solar generator market. To start with, the annual market size in 2014 was $302 million and has been predicted to be $450 million by 2019. By the time we reach 2019, the market growth rate could be 9.20%, according to the same report.

232 MW Solar Project In Honduras To Receive Bonus Payment

Eight Honduran solar power projects were completed before an important August 1 deadline, meaning they will be rewarded with an extra 3 cents per kWh bonus for their punctuality. The projects will receive $0.18/kWh from the Honduran feed-in tariff, instead of $0.15/kWh. The $0.18/kWh could last the duration of the feed-in tariff contract, which is 15 years.


SunEdison Seeks to Reassure Investors About Its Growth Path: ‘We’re Going to Acknowledge Reality’

SunEdison detailed a restructuring plan this morning in an effort to cut costs and assuage investor fears that the company is not on a sustainable growth path.

Community Wind Projects Have No Chance in Ontario and South Africa

The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) looked into auctions in other countries as Germany plans the rollout of the policy mechanism for its own wind sector in 2017. The organization found that, even when governments try, they fail to get citizens included. But why is no one looking at Denmark?

China’s Wind Market — Part 1

The market was liberalised in 2003, dividing the market into power generation and power grid. The Yearbook from the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) “Wind Energy International 2014/2015” shows the sharing of China’s markets and planned projects.

China’s Wind Market — Part 2

The market was liberalised in 2003, dividing the market into power generation and power grid. The Yearbook from the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) undquot;Wind Energy International 2014/2015″ shows the sharing of China’s markets and planned projects.

Are We Losing Denmark Next?

The news has hardly been reported in English yet, but the new conservative governing coalition elected in Denmark this summer plans to abandon the country’s ambitious targets for a carbon-free economy. The move could provide a precedent for Germany. Craig Morris reports.

New Bad Mouthing of Great Wind Turbines

The next turbine that claims to address all of the concerns of wind power critics has hit the web. And the solar road idea is not dead yet either.

Top Green Startup Jobs Of The Week

Ecopreneurist’s picks for the top green startup jobs of the week, courtesy of Green Job Post….

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