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Value of Solar Versus Fossil Fuels - Part 1
08/18/14, A Report By, The Energy & Policy Institute
The value of solar power is being debated across the country by regulators, utility companies, and solar energy providers as distributed generation is increasing. This Energy and Policy Institute series consists of four separate reports summarizing recent developments, while providing recommendations for policy makers.

Q2 2014 Solar Energy Deal Volume Comparison
08/18/14, Contributed by, Lincoln International
Lincoln International is pleased to present you with the latest DealReader from our global Renewable Energy Industry group.

Top 20 high-cost oil projects risk wasting $91 bln of investor cash
08/18/14, Contributed by, Carbon Tracker Initiative
The study aims to alert institutional investors to the risks of investing in projects which depend on sustained high prices to make a return, and that are as a result exposed to a future double hit of falling oil prices and growing climate regulation in an increasingly carbon-constrained world.

Combining the Advantages of Module-level Power Electronics and String Inverter Topology
08/18/14, Thomas Enzendorfer, Solar Energy Division Fronius USA
This product innovation provides benefits of module-level monitoring while avoiding all the complication, costs and disadvantages of existing module-level products.

Ways to Build Skills Among Renewable Industries’ Workforce
08/18/14, Dan Liggett, geoAMPS
For renewable energy industries, it is important that project knowledge, industry awareness and organizational savvy be captured within the organization so it can be easily shared with incoming employees.

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Alternative Energy Stories of the Day

Politics Threatens World’s Largest Solar Power Project

Submitted on: 08/26/14, 03:52 PM

An unpopular government’s legacy has become a burden for the new one, which could potentially lead to the scrapping of what has been planned as the world’s largest solar power project.
 
The Rajasthan state government in India has reportedly asked the central government to scrap plans to set up a 4,000 MW solar photovoltaic power project. The state government claims that the proposed project will threaten thousands of migratory birds that flock near the proposed project site every year.
 
Sources close to the government, however, claim that the Rajasthan Chief Minister is not too keen to pursue a project that had been planned during the tenure of the previous government, which was led by the United Progressive Alliance.
 
The proposed project is supposed to come up near Sambhar Lake in eastern Rajasthan. Officials of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy claim that about a fourth of the planned project area has been listed as environmentally and ecologically sensitive, and that area had already been excluded.
 
According to reports, the state Chief Minister wants to scrap the 4,000 MW solar power project, and pursue an ambitious state-directed solar power policy. Gujarat, under now-Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had earned global limelight after it established one of the largest solar power farms. To date, Gujarat continues to lead all Indian states in terms of installed capacity.

What You Need to Know Before You Invest in Solar Energy
Submitted on: 08/25/14, 07:07 AM
olar energy is one of the greatest investing opportunities of our generation with well over a trillion dollars in annual market potential around the world. But with all that potential comes tremendous risk, particularly as new technologies emerge. Over

Solar Power Poses Lower Risk to Birds Than Cats or Cars
Submitted on: 08/21/14, 02:18 PM
Solar-thermal power plants in the U.S. are less likely to kill birds than automobiles, cats or communication towers, despite reports that say the facilities pose a significant threat to avian life.   There were 321 “avian fata

Solar panel shortage looms even as manufacturers invest in production
Submitted on: 08/20/14, 06:02 AM
The solar industry is bracing for a global drought in photovoltaic panels after a series of high supply years that pushed prices to all-time lows and encouraged installations. Solar panel adoption is supposed to increase as much as 29% this year, which has t

Defective Photovoltaics and Other Flaws Plague China's Push to Build Solar Power
Submitted on: 08/18/14, 05:49 AM
China has bet on solar energy as a cleaner alternative to coal, but whether installed solar panels can meet the country's need for energy is becoming a troubling question. China had installed nearly 19.5 gigawatts of solar panels as of the end of 2013. H

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Today's Alternative Energy Headlines

Will PCM storage ever live up to its potential?
Submitted on: 08/27/14, 06:15 AM
Phase-change materials promise to significantly reduce the cost of thermal energy storage. So how come we are still using molten salt?

UK Power Reserve adds three more plants to portfolio
Submitted on: 08/27/14, 04:07 AM
UK Power Reserve announces 30MW portfolio of gas-fired power stations from Scottish Power

Unleashing the Commercial Potential of Mini Grids in Africa
Submitted on: 08/27/14, 12:33 AM
Major players in the power industry will convene in Nairobi this November to synergize the commercial potential of Mini Grids in Africa

Solar System Transforms Fallow Land Into Money Generating Asset
Submitted on: 08/26/14, 05:28 PM
During its first year in operation, the $0-down solar system at Uesugi Farms has generated significant capital.

Leaf Solar Power Partners with LightStream to Bring Financing to U.S. Residential Customers
Submitted on: 08/26/14, 05:26 PM
Unsecured Financing with Highly Competitive Interest Rates Now Available to Qualified Leaf Solar Power Customers

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