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  • FPL Aims for Record-breaking 30 Million Solar Panels by 2030 January 18, 2019
    The initiative aims to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030 and the project will be the largest including solar installation by a regulated utility in the world. […]
  • Bloomberg Opinion: PG&E Reneging On Renewables PPAs Makes No Sense January 18, 2019
    Utilities and renewable-energy advocates have long had a complicated relationship. Yet the prospect of PG&E Corp. tipping into bankruptcy by the end of January has sent shivers through the solar-and-wind sector. […]
  • Threat to PG&E Renewable PPAs Affects US DOE Loans January 18, 2019
    The fallout from California power giant PG&E Corp.’s looming bankruptcy has been both sudden and widespread: Its electricity suppliers have seen their debt cut to junk. Banks are facing liabilities as buyers of last resort for more than $760 million of bonds the utility issued through California. And the rest of the state’s utilities have tumbled. […]
  • Global Clean Energy Spending Dips in 2018 But Installations Rise on Lower Prices January 18, 2019
    Global funding for clean-energy projects sagged in 2018 after China’s decision to curb subsidies dragged down installations in the world’s biggest solar market. […]
  • 100 Percent Clean Energy Goals: What Will It Take To Get There? January 17, 2019
    Here we are in 2019, with more than 100 U.S. cities and 140 large corporations having established 100 percent clean, carbon-free and/or renewable energy goals. In several states, newly seated governors campaigned on goals of 100 percent renewable energy, and congressional representatives have arrived in Washington positioning for a like-minded national proposal. […]
  • Five Companies You’ve Definitely Heard of Join Up to Buy Solar Energy in Aggregation Deal January 17, 2019
    It’s hard to find a common thread between the business models of Gap, Bloomberg, Cox, Salesforce and Workday but today they are announcing that they all have one big thing in common: their desire to clean up their organizations’ energy supply by using renewable energy. […]
  • Energy Storage Outlook for 2019: E-Mobility, Clean Energy Technologies and Lithium Batteries January 15, 2019
    2018 was another defining year for the lithium supply chain as the global population continued to make remarkable strides towards the implementation of clean energy and transportation. Although the clean energy and transportation industries are only in their early days, it has become apparent that renewables and electrification of transportation are an irreversible trend, one that has begun to disrupt many established industries. […]
  • ASU Researchers Break Solar-cell Efficiency Record at 25.4 Percent January 14, 2019
    Arizona State University researchers have set a new record for solar efficiency, 25.4 percent. Working with tandem photovoltaics, or stacking different materials in a solar cell, the ASU team has continued to improve solar efficiency and lower costs. […]
  • PG&E Likely Seeking Bankruptcy by Jan. 29 January 14, 2019
    The San Francisco-based utility is under investigation for any role its equipment might have played in the deadly wildfires of late 2018, only one year after getting blamed for an earlier, devastating rash of blazes. […]
  • IRENA: Transition to Renewable Energy May Create an Entirely Different World January 11, 2019
    This week at the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), political and business leaders from around the world outlined the far-reaching geopolitical implications of an energy transformation driven by the rapid growth of renewable energy. […]