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Hitachi’s CrystEna Energy Storage System

Hitachi’s CrystEna Energy Storage System

Who knows how economical it might be, but the Japanese electronics and industrial giant Hitachi is moving toward marketing an energy storage system that could be a companion piece to renewable power generation — another sign of the growing interest in such products. The company said a system called CrystEna (that’s “crystal” and “energy” shortened and squished together; maybe


SunEdison Throws $100M at Distributed Solar

Building on a solar sale-leaseback fund created just over a year ago SunEdison and financier De Lage Landen announced that they were expanding their previous partnership to support commercial and municipal solar installations. Last December DLL and SunEdison created a $52.2 million fund, yesterday they announced they were investing more than another $100 million in


Soitec Nears 45% Solar PV Cell Efficiency

The limits of solar efficiency are being pushed higher by the newest multi-junction PV cell from Soitec and its partners, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin. The group announced in late September that they reached a PV conversion efficiency of 44.7 percent for a solar cell. This puts

Institutional Investors LOVE Renewable Energy

Central banks around the world have kept interest rates extremely low to spur economic growth since the financial crisis of 2008. This has left fixed income investors searching for investments with higher rates of return to replace the yield lost from the current global interest rate regime. Liability driven investors, like pension plans and insurance


Confimed Shrinkage: Solar Venture Capital Funding

The amount of venture capital (VC)—early-stage funding with higher risks, but high potential returns—going to solar companies continues to shrink, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group. The report found that solar venture capital in the first quarter of 2013 fell to $126 million, almost a third of the $324 million in the


Solar + Nanotechnolgy: The Future of Energy

One of our Solar Energy World Facebook fans requested a blog post about solar power and nanotechnology. These two technologies combined could pave the way for even more efficient and cost effective solar power generation in the future. This post will give an overview of the concept of nanotechnology, and the effect that it may


The Future of Chinese Solar Companies

The whole solar panel industry has been in a tailspin as the massive solar glut takes toll of the whole industry. The industry downturn which started in 2011 has not stopped as solar panel prices have crashed to new all time lows with European demand pull in ending and inventories building up. While many of


Chinese Investor Saves A123 Systems from Death

As its losses deepen, A123 Systems is reaching out to China for a new financial lifeline. Under the terms of a new non-binding memorandum of understanding, the electric vehicle battery maker could receive up to $450 million from China’s largest automotive components supplier Wanxiang Group Corporation. A123, which makes advanced lithium-ion technologies, supplies batteries to Fisker

Yingli Green Energy Ups Guidance At Investor Conference $YGE

At a Chinese investor conference held earlier in the week, Mr. Zongwei Li, Director and Chief Financial Officer of Yingli GreenEnergy, upped the company’s guidance and announced that they have signed 575MW worth of sales contracts. ===> Click Here For Your FREE Yingli Green Energy Analysis Mr. Li said that he expects Yingli to close

5 Steps for Becoming a Successful Green Investor

Is now the right time to invest in“cleantech” and profit from the Green Revolution? As with any potential investment decision, preparation and researchare necessary elements to conduct before a prudent, well-informeddecision can be made. The Green industry is still in its emerging growth stage, and while there are many companies with revenues and reasonablemarket capitalizations, the

Solar Power Taps CleanTech IR For Investor Relations

Solar solutions provider Solar Power, Inc. has hired Los Angeles-based CleanTech IR, Inc. to handle investor relations. CleanTechIR will work with Solar Power to develop a program focused onshareholder communications and increasing visibility within theinvestment community. CleanTech IR’s Brion D. Tanous says Solar Power is “uniquelypositioned to grow rapidly… We believe their industry-leading solarmodules and

Spire Set to Get a Korean Investor (SPIR)

Spire (NSDQ: SPIR) has found a new customer and investor in a South Korean leather maker that aspires to be a solar panel maker. Spire said Tuesday that it had inked two contracts to sell factoryequipment that would give Uni-Chem the capacity to produce 60 megawattsof solar cells and 50 megawatts of solar panels per

Sinosol AG building 7,4 MWp PV-project for institutional investor from India

Sinosol AG is building a 7,4 MWp PV-project close to Augsburg. SinosolAG is realizing a 7,4 MWp PV-park in Southern Germany for aninstitutional investor from India. Sinosol is the project developer andEPC contractor for the large PV-park close to Augsburg. Theproject in Nordendorf is a pilot project for further joint activitiesof Sinosol and the institutional