MA Governor Embraces ‘Clean Peak’ Policy to Encourage Renewables Paired With Storage

Gov. Charlie Baker has introduced a bill to use more clean energy during Massachusetts’ hours of peak grid demand. The governor included language in a proposed bill to allocate $1.4 billion toward climate adaptation and environmental stewardship. The so-called Clean Peak Standard would require a minimum level of clean energy to supply the most expensive

Clean Energy Issues Highlight “New Hampshire Energy Week”

At a breakfast during “NH Energy Week,” Governor Sununu said that its time to take the politics out of energy. His office is set to release a long-term energy plan in the next few weeks that lays out the direction that the state should be going regarding energy. “What we do today should be different

The Global Leader in Pay-As-You-Go Solar Is Downsizing

M-Kopa, the Kenyan pay-per-use solar power provider, is downsizing in a bid to improve its competitiveness, ensure long-term sustainability, and increase return for investors. The Nairobi-headquartered company said it laid off more than 150 of its over 1,000 staff members as part of a company-wide restructuring that took place at the end of 2017. …read

Catching the n-type high speed train – PV CellTech 2018 with SCHMID

Advanced doping technologies for high efficiency n-type cell architectures was a key topic at PV CellTech 2018. After the conference, we caught up with Christian Buchner, vice president of the Photovoltaics BU at leading PV equipment supplier SCHMID Group, to tap into some key takeaways. …read more

GCL-Poly expanded wafer production by 62% in 2017

Leading polysilicon and solar wafer producer GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has reported a significant increase in nameplate wafer capacity in 2017, going from 18.5GW in 2016 to 30GW at the end of 2017, a 62.2% rise. …read more

Australian real estate group Mirvac ‘masterplans’ communities with 5.1kW PV / 10kWh batteries

Australian real estate developer Mirvac looks set to put a sizeable amount of solar-plus-storage into brand new homes in Sydney and Brisbane, with help from the national Clean Energy Finance Corporation. …read more

Germany’s new gov’t expected to support clean energy despite trepidation from coalition partners

Speakers at Energy Storage Europe were confident, despite a few reservations, that Germany’s new government which grants Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term in office will be good for the environment and for renewable energy. …read more

Clean Energy Supporters Begin to Make Inroads With Republican Policymakers

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, railed against House lawmakers for “holding back the American economy” with their uninformed attitudes towards renewable energy during an event in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. “I guarantee you, in the Senate there is bipartisan anger, anger at our House colleagues