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Can rooftop solar and utilities get along?

news.pv-insider.com — Talk of a "utility death spiral" in Germany, Australia and the US as rooftop solar grows has put a blockade between the two factions. We look at collaboration options that could keep residential solar and utilities united. Distributed solar advocates have been cheering the 'utility death spiral' hastened by the increasing adoption of behind-the-meter solar.

New potential source of CSP finance: Pension funds buy in

social.csptoday.com — Two big Canadian pension funds that recently toured SolarReserve's Crescent Dunes solar facility are now in the process of buying out part of Banco Santander's 26.8% stake in the project. By Susan Kraemer SolarReserve's project development company, Tonopah Solar Energy was formed to develop the 110 MW Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in Tonopah, Nevada.

An inside look at the development of the Mojave CSP project

social.csptoday.com — The US Department of Energy had made the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project possible through its Loan Guarantee Program; guaranteeing $1.2 billion of project's $1.6 billion investment. By Susan Kraemer Mojave is now the fourth CSP project over 250 MW to come online in the US, and the third using parabolic trough CSP.

Super-bull on the rampage

economist.com — "BULL market" does not adequately describe the frenzied buying of Chinese shares in the past two weeks, so local media have started calling it a...

Novel financing of CSP as publicly owned infrastructure

social.csptoday.com — Two CSP projects have just been financed as 'public goods' whereby the state guarantees their investors will get paid off within 25 years, but in return it gets to own the projects from then on. It's an old idea that gains new relevance in the age of climate mitigation.

Abengoa building on storage expertise in smaller Palen proposal

social.csptoday.com — Abengoa is now evaluating a new design that could reduce proposed capacity but plans Palen as a single tower including thermal energy storage. By Susan Kraemer After 4 years, the 500 MW Palen tower project being carefully shepherded through California's exacting solar permitting process by BrightSource Energy and Abengoa as Palen Solar Holdings (PSH) was unexpectedly withdrawn in its final iteration two months ago.

Offshore wind farm lifetime extensions: why the ‘beyond 2020’ energy policy dialogue must start now

social.windenergyupdate.com — By Susan Kraemer Engineers design turbines for a specific lifespan and have to prove that components will not fail within that time. The agreed 20-year design lifetime means engineers can design to meet one consistent requirement, ensuring that new components can be guaranteed to work reliably and be insured for that period.

Huge CSP opportunity in China’s new market

social.csptoday.com — Noting that BrightSource's CSP technology has shown "good stability in commercial operation" at its 392 MW tower project at Ivanpah; Shanghai Electric Group Company just signed a joint agreement with BrightSource to construct two tower CSP projects in the Qinghai province. These herald a huge new market for CSP in China.

Huge CSP opportunity in China’s new market

social.csptoday.com — Noting that BrightSource's CSP technology has shown "good stability in commercial operation" at its 392 MW tower project at Ivanpah; Shanghai Electric Group Company just signed a joint agreement with BrightSource to construct two tower CSP projects in the Qinghai province. These herald a huge new market for CSP in China.

Ivanpah developers confident of meeting long-term target

social.csptoday.com — The story has what Stephen Colbert terms "truthiness" in that it reinforces the prejudice of those who think clean energy "doesn't work." But is it true? By Susan Kraemer Ivanpah's distinctive appearance seems to have made it an especially prominent target in the polarised political climate in the US.
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Jan 25, 2015

RT @afreedma: There’s a potentially historic, crippling snowstorm headed for NYC. Yet @nytimes has a tiny story buried on its homepage, otherwise nothing.

Jan 19, 2015

RT @TedWhiteMWF: Savvy investors can't exclude climate risks from their investment decisions. blueandgreentomorrow.com/2015/01/16/axa…

Jan 12, 2015

@JeffreyFeldman Do hope UK PM will next "choke on his porridge" over Fox climate #foxnewsfacts - such retractions even more needed here

Jan 12, 2015

RT @EnergyFactCheck: Renewables are banned from using MLPs, but the fossil fuel industry used MLPs to raise $7 billion in capital last yr. bit.ly/1DQcVHu

Jan 12, 2015

My story on Canadian pension funds investing in Crescent Dunes #solar #CSP for 'steady income like a toll road': WSJ social.csptoday.com/markets/new-po…

Jan 09, 2015

@cleantechvc @RockyMtnInst Silly. But what's your estimate for 12 hrs battery? Storage is just $15 a kwh for 12 hrs in #CSP w molten salt

Jan 08, 2015

RT @LCVoters: .@MartinHeinrich questions why a foreign oil project is the Senate's first priority, especially when it risks domestic oil jobs. #NoKXL

Jan 08, 2015

RT @jhiskes: In a sane democracy, California would have 20 senators if Wyoming and Vermont each get 2.

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