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PVEL: Bringing Bankability Back to the Solar Market

PVEL: Bringing Bankability Back to the Solar Market

"The opportunity we are going to unlock is a solar market not sloweddown by the issue of bankability," according to Jenya Meydbray, the CEOof PV Evolution Labs. "Bankability" is a fuzzy term but it roughly equates to the ten ortwelve top solar panel manufacturers that developers and financiers arecomfortable with.  Although these firms have had


Ontario’s Job Market: Full Green Ahead

The Ontario Government’s decision to promote clean renewable energy is now proving to be a catalyst for creating thousands of new green collar jobs in the province. The controversial procurement program, launched last fall by the Ontario Power Authority, which is commonly referred to as the Feed In Tariff (FIT) program, offers to pay private energy

Which PV Material Will Win the Market?

“I’m going to quote Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny,” said Ryne Raffaelle, a researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy’sprestigious National Renewable Energy Laboratory. “’It’s a bullshitquestion.’” Raffaelle was responding to two questions posed by the moderator of the “Which Technology Will Emerge Dominant in the Market?” panel at Solar Power International 2010, the


CSP Market Analysis: Economic Benefits

Clean energy production offers a plethora of economic benefits, but as partnerships and acquisitions continue to emerge in the concentrated solar power (CSP) market, it is believed that only a few vertically-integrated titans will remain, which is a sharp contrast to the other branch of solar power, photovoltaics (PV), encompassing as many as 400 manufacturers. CSP

German PV Market Grows 327% in First Eight Months of 2010 To 4.8 GW Says IMS Research

Wellingborough, UK – 1st October 2010 – IMS Research’s recently updated PV Demand Database has corroborated results released yesterday by The Bundesnetzagentur showing that registered installations in Germany in the first eight months of 2010 reached 4.8 GW, some 327% higher than the same period in 2009. IMS Research, which last month predicted global installations in 2010 would


iSuppli: 2011 Global PV Market “Robust”

Despite extreme shifts in pricing, demand and governmental subsidies,the global photovoltaic market in 2011 will experience robust growth,with installations rising by 42.3 percent for the year, according to the market research firm iSuppli Corp. iSuppli forecasts thatworldwide solar installations will reach 20.2 Gigawatts (GW) next year,up from 14.2GW at the end of 2010. Germany, the


BrightGrid Enters Residential Solar Financing Market

Residential solar remains a difficult sell. It’s a big ticket item that drastically alters the look of a cherishedhome. Asking homeowners to pay for it upfront, regardless of plungingsolar panel prices or incentives, is an uphill battle.  Just take a look at the rooftops in your neighborhood to confirm that. The residential Power Purchase Agreement


Last Weeks Green Stock Market All Stars $SPWRA $BIOF $GU

Stock market action September 20-24 saw two junior biofuelcompanies, two solar companies, a junior lithium mining explorer, and an alternative fuels company beat the strongly performing green ETFs andthe broad market indices. Based on Friday’s closing prices, the best-performing greensector companies over the past five days (and over the past month) were: BioFuel Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:

PV growth powered by market-driven innovation

DuPont Electronics & Communications president David B. Miller saidthat the company expects to achieve $1 billion in revenue from salesinto the photovoltaic market in 2010 — one year ahead of schedule. The growth is supported by new market-driven innovations that improve solar module efficiency and performance, bringing costs down in line withother forms of energy


Global PV Market Grew to 3.82GW in 2Q 2010: Solarbuzz

On September 20th, 2010,Solarbuzz released its latest quarterlyreport, estimating that global solar photovoltaic (PV) demand reached3.82GW in the second quarter of 2010, up 54% from the first quarter of2010 and resulting in USD$17.2 billion in industry revenues. Solarbuzzfurther estimates that over 15GW will be installed this year across theglobe. Similar to other analysts, Solarbuzz is


Solar Cooling and Heating Market Trends

Solar heating andcooling technologies are a simple, carbon-neutral and affordable way tomeet the much of the power needs of the world’s population. Alreadythese technologies are expanding rapidly, without the policy support of"sexier" PV and wind technology. However, there are significant barriers to be overcome, one of which is a lack of public understanding in manynations.


PV Market To Reach Nearly 17 GW This Year

The global PV market is forecast to exceed 16 GW in 2010, according to recently released projections from IMS Research. Demand for PV systems is predicted to more than double in 2010, withthe top five markets accounting for more than 13 GW, although slowergrowth is predicted in 2011. IMS Research says the release of its