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China Raises Solar Target (AGAIN)

China Raises Solar Target (AGAIN)

Everything China does it outsized, including the 12 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity it added last year, bringing the cumulative total to 20 GW. Now, the government is raising the target once again, this time to 70 GW of solar by 2017, which would more than triple capacity in just three years. “The new solar target set for 2017 will be easily attained


Watch Out Utilities: Here Come The Technology Giants

One of the more outspoken and forward-thinking executives in today’s energy industry is NRG Energy’s CEO David Crane.  When recently asked who NRG’s competitors will be in the future, he responded: “If you ask me who I worry about beating us, I give very little thought to the traditional power companies, the utilities.”[1] He then went


Solar Ready to Expolde in NYC

Thanks to solar’s resiliency, falling prices and ability to help out in disasters, New York is anticipating more solar installed in 2013 than ever before in the Empire state and in New York City. That’s based on experts who discussed the “Tipping Point for Solar in New York” at the City University of New York


Arista Power Launches Solarize Genesee Offering

Locals in Genesee County, N.Y. can start the new year off with a nod to the sun, thanks to a new community solar purchasing campaign launched by Arista Power, Inc. Under the Solarize Genesee offering homeowners, businesses, municipalities and more can get a discounted photovoltaic array based on how many choose to participate. Early birds


Chinese Solar Inverter Market: Ready to Launch

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 low-cost, high-quality, crystalline silicon solar panels. Almost 50 percent of the solar modules deployed in the U.S. in 2011 were

Main Street Power, Morgan Stanley Launch Solar Pilot Program

Main Street Power Co. Inc., a national solar developer, has launched afree energy pilot program subsidized through Solar Access California(SACA), a partnership between Main Street Power and Morgan Stanley. Working with nonprofit agencies, the partnership’s program is designed todeliver free solar power to income-qualified residents of multi-unitapartments across California. Under a No-Cost Power PurchaseStructure, SACA

Tata To Launch 2 Electric Vehicles in Europe $TTM

Tata Motors has announced that the company is ready with two newelectric vehicles, which will be launched in the European countries asearly as March 2011. The two vehicles include the battery-poweredvariants of the Indica Vista hatchback and the Ace – a light-dutycommercial mini-truck. The EVs will first be launched in the UK, followed by anintroduction

Envision Solar, GRID Solar Launch Alliance

Envision SolarInternational Inc., a solar master planner, architect and inventor thatdesigns and deploys solar systems, has entered a partnershipwith GRID Solar, a turnkey solar developer that provides consultancy,project management and financing for companies looking to incorporatesolar technology into the design of a new or existing project. According to the companies, the partnership will help property

GEO to Launch Solar Rebate Program April 19th

From the GEO Website: "Coloradans can soon tap into millions of Recovery Act dollars andtake steps to save money, boost the economy and save energy as theGovernor’s Energy Office and partners prepare to launch a sweeping,statewide rebate program April 19. This initiative is designed to bringenergy efficiency and renewable energy to tens of thousands ofColoradans

Sify, Solar Living Institute launch interactive online training course on solar renewable energy

Sify Technologies Ltd and Solar Living Institute (SLI), a US-based,non-profit organization that promotes renewable energy and sustainableliving through quality education and training programs, have launchedtheir first online training course titled ‘PV Design and InstallationTraining’. The course, developed for the US market andcurrently in English, shall soon be translated and localized formarkets across the globe including

New Solar Company to Launch in Hudson Valley

Among states that legislate to encourage demand for solar power andsolar energy technologies, New York has been a leader for severalyears. The market looks promising enough that a new solar-energybusiness will soon come to the Hudson Valley. Congressman Maurice Hinchey on Monday said the new firm will be the newest member of the The Solar

Sparx Group To Launch Green Hedge Fund

Asia’s largest hedge fund firm is going green. Sparx Groupis planning a new vehicle to invest in environmental technologies as itstrives to turn things around following its first-ever annual loss. The Tokyo-based firm, which manages about ¥650 billion, plansto raise ¥20 billion for the fund as soon as January. It will invest inbetween 20 and 30