Power REIT: Good if They Lose, Much Better if They Win

Small investors have an advantage over big hedge funds and other professional investors: They don’t have as much money.

Report: Residential Solar PV Installations Hit All-Time High in Q3 of 2012

Residential installations of solar PV hit a record high in the third quarter of 2012, according to a new report published by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The US Solar Market Insight: Third Quarter 2012 reports that more than 118 MW of solar PV capacity was added to the United States […]

Get Ready, Utilities: Solar is Coming

Quick question.  Your state has good sunshine, lots of open rooftops, and the cost of solar energy has been falling by 10% per year.  Do you think it will take 13 years to double the 10 megawatts (MW) of installed solar power? Yes, if you’re the largest corporate utility in my state, and willfully ignoring […]

The Promise of South Africa as a New Solar Frontier

Solar panel makers and developers have pegged South Africa as a new frontier for a few years now, and solar energy development seems to be underway in earnest. Hanwha Solar One and Suntech Power both announced Monday supply deals for large solar farms that are set to materialize over the next two years.

China's Wind Power Sector Set for Rapid Development after Year of Stagnancy

China’s wind power sector, after stagnating for nearly a year, is expected to experience rapid development as local governments launch favorable policies.

Elon Musk-Backed SolarCity Seeks IPO Multiple of 19 Times Peers

SolarCity Corp., the solar power provider led by billionaire Elon Musk, is betting prospects for clean energy and Musk’s name will help it garner a valuation 19 times the price of peers in an initial public offering.

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