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Emerging PV Markets: Learning from the German Model


From our EXXERGY partner Mr. Thomas Sauer, we present an article which he recently published on the world’s number 1 Renewable Energy news website: www.renewableenergyworld.com – click here to view the article in its original format. Germany is the pioneer market of … Continue reading

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A ‘Game Changing’ Renewable Energy Technology for China & the world


From one of our renewable partners Mr. Lou Schwartz of China Strategies LLC discusses an exciting new wind technology.  

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Securitization of Solar Assets in China


Brought to you by Mr. Louis Schwartz at China Strategies, LLC. A fortuitous convergence of initiatives in solar deployment and asset securitization offers an opportunity for China to expand financing for an unprecedented ramp-up of solar power investment, while systematizing … Continue reading

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Chinese Solar Inverter Market Surge Imminent


Brought to you by our friends at GreenTechMedia The U.S. and European solar photovoltaic module market is dominated by Chinese solar panels from vendors such as Yingli, Suntech, and Trina Solar. Tariffs imposed and trade issues aside, China has won this market with … Continue reading

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Energy Storage: The Missing Link In The Evolution Of Solar


Energy storage is seen by some as the Holy Grail for renewable energy, not least in PV systems. So it’s no surprise that energy storage was a big theme at this year’s Intersolar North America conference.   But this transition … Continue reading

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Demystifying Energy Storage System Costs


Brought to you by our friends at AltEnergyStocks Energy storage technology developers frequently veil their costs in mystery by talking about the direct cost of cells, modules or packs, when end users just want to understand fully installed system costs. … Continue reading

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On-Grid vs. Off-Grid Solar Power Systems


Many times, when people want a solar power system installed, there is a misunderstanding of what it means to be on-grid versus off-grid. A lot of times we hear people say they want to be “off the grid” thinking that … Continue reading

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Solar Power’s Next Shining


Has the solar-power industry lapsed into a classic cycle of boom and bust after a decade of unprecedented growth?  It might appear so.  As years of government subsidies boosted the global installed capacity of solar-photovoltaic (PV) modules and dramatically cut … Continue reading

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World solar growth dips in 2012 and surges through 2017


A new study from Lux Research suggests that while 2012 will be a dismal year for the solar industry the following three will see significant growth.   After the world installed 26.5 gigawatts of solar in 2011, this year’s 0.4 … Continue reading

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Is the Window Closing for Thin-Film PV?


With solar module prices dropping by over 50 percent in the past year, thin-film PV manufacturers are in a fight for survival. In 2011, the technology’s global market share eroded to 11 percent from its peak of nearly 20 percent … Continue reading

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