30 Oct '13, 8am

storage

Historically, renewable energy financing has predominantly come from major banks and other limited sources of tax equity . In previous posts, I've mentioned the need to broaden the sources of capital , including pension funds and other institutional investors. To do so, projects need to be standardized to reduce development and operating risk and enable the creation of portfolios that can be securitized, thus allowing ownership shares to be easily procured, traded, and priced by the market. NREL is helping the industry meet that goal by developing standard contracts, engaging the rating agencies on risk perception, and building consensus on best installation and operation and maintenance (O&M) practices. Recent articles have described the central utility model as a downward cycle whereby solar and other "disruptive technologies" eat into utility market share causing utilit...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013...

Tweets

Are Utilities Missing an Opportunity to Finance...

renewableenergyworld.com 28 Oct '13, 1pm

Historically, renewable energy financing has predominantly come from major banks and other limited sources of tax equity ....

Are Utilities Missing an Opportunity to Finance...

renewableenergyworld.com 28 Oct '13, 1pm

Historically, renewable energy financing has predominantly come from major banks and other limited sources of tax equity ....

Solar PV and Energy Storage The Time is Now

Solar PV and Energy Storage The Time is Now

solarfeeds.com 29 Oct '13, 8pm

These economics can be improved by storage. According to BSW-Solar, German residential PV system owners who integrate stor...

As solar power takes off in Australia, energy utilities fight back

As solar power takes off in Australia, energy u...

treehugger.com 29 Oct '13, 8pm

With the price of solar power dropping , in some areas, it is now cheaper for consumers to supply their own energy than to...

3 Ways Superstorm Sandy Could Change Utilities Forever via @greentechmedia

3 Ways Superstorm Sandy Could Change Utilities ...

greentechmedia.com 29 Oct '13, 3pm

Half of Manhattan went black after Hurricane Sandy overwhelmed a substation one year ago. There were a few bright spots of...

How New Regulatory Models Could Help Utilities Thrive and Survive

How New Regulatory Models Could Help Utilities ...

greentechmedia.com 28 Oct '13, 6am

Utilities are in a “death spiral,” trapped in a “vicious cycle,” and are exploring “profound transitions” to fight for the...

What Energy Storage CEOs Are Thinking : Greentech Media via @greentechmedia

What Energy Storage CEOs Are Thinking : Greente...

greentechmedia.com 31 Oct '13, 2pm

In his most recent report, Grid-Scale Energy Storage in North America 2013: Applications, Technologies, and Suppliers , au...

5 Solar Growth Markets That May Surprise You…

cleantechnica.com 31 Oct '13, 2am

Another Southern state with little solar power capacity today and a lot of room for growth is Georgia. A few big new polic...

Great insights from @EnergyStorageNA on @Utilit...

solarelectricpower.org 07 Nov '13, 8pm

In your speech in San Jose, you apparently said the following: "These issues are all addressed by storage. Add storage to ...

Xcel Energy Two-Faced on Value of Solar Power

Xcel Energy Two-Faced on Value of Solar Power

renewableenergyworld.com 29 Oct '13, 2pm

Two weeks ago, I listened — incredulously — to Minnesota’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, suggest that solar energy offers ...

Energy storage solutions to enhance grid econom...

renewableenergyfocus.com 31 Oct '13, 3pm

Energy storage solutions to enhance grid economics 31 October 2013 The integration of suitable energy storage systems with...

Hydrostor announces partnership for underwater ...

altenergymag.com 25 Oct '13, 12pm

Daily News Briefs Hydrostor announces partnership for underwater energy storage in Aruba Visit http://www.hydrostor.ca for...

Energy Storage On Silicon Chips — New Supercapacitor Creates Interesting Possibilities For Solar Cells: .pw...

Energy Storage On Silicon Chips — New Supercapa...

cleantechnica.com 30 Oct '13, 5am

This allowed the researchers to create surfaces with optimal nanostructures for supercapacitor electrodes, but it left the...

Solar Now Accounts For 57% Of Chile’s Renewable Energy Pipeline

Solar Now Accounts For 57% Of Chile’s Renewable...

cleantechnica.com 01 Nov '13, 10am

So far, there is a gap of 7,667 MW between projects that have been approved and those that have been completed across all ...