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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

This Summer Could Be Good For Solar Stocks

Jun 10, 2016 at 16:07 | Martin Tillier

Solar energy stocks are frustrating investments for many people. They look like a no brainer with low P/Es and a bright future for the industry, but have consistently…

Flower Power Takes On A New Meaning With Pollen Batteries

May 30, 2016 at 16:03 | Michael McDonald

Energy storage is an extremely hot area of the energy and utility markets right now, with new innovations and investment opportunities appearing all the time. Add to…

When Will Solar Overtake Oil?

May 30, 2016 at 13:29 | Robert Rapier

Several years ago, when I was working on my book Power Plays, I spent a lot of time thinking about the future of energy. One thing I…

The End Of The Petro-State Era

May 27, 2016 at 19:57 | Tom Dispatch

Pity the poor petro-states. Once so wealthy from oil sales that they could finance wars, mega-projects, and domestic social peace simultaneously, some of them are now beset by…

Germany About To Make Big Changes To Its Renewables Policy

May 06, 2016 at 12:07 | Colin Chilcoat

On Earth Day, some 171 nations formally signed the Paris climate agreement; it was a mostly symbolic, though meaningful next step. The document now awaits…

This Oil Major Seeks To Drive Solar Innovation At Qatar 2022

May 04, 2016 at 17:32 | Rakesh Upadhyay

After acquiring the second-largest solar company in the world, global energy giant French Total SA is seeking to set up a solar business in Qatar to…

SunEdison Continues Operations Despite Bankruptcy And Lawsuits

Apr 22, 2016 at 15:55 | Michael McDonald

One of the worst keep secrets in the market in recent months has been that SunEdison was in trouble. The solar company is one of the…

The World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant

Apr 01, 2016 at 18:10 | Michael McDonald

Solar Power’s biggest problem is predictably simple – the sun does not shine all the time. To combat this issue, power companies have traditionally relied on…

Even Utilities Are Starting To Get Behind Community Solar

Mar 28, 2016 at 16:23 | Nick Cunningham

Solar energy is rapidly becoming one of the top choices for new electricity capacity as costs continue to decline and generous public policies accelerate tremendous…

Solar Power Is About To Get MUCH Cheaper

Mar 14, 2016 at 16:21 | Michael McDonald

Solar power, like Democracy, stinks. It is costly, converts very little energy from the sun into actual energy, and it mars the aesthetic appearance of many…

Solar Power Growth Soars In Africa

Feb 19, 2016 at 16:53 | Ronke Luke

When His Majesty Mohammed VI of Morocco commissioned the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant on February 4, 2016, long-term advocates for clean energy…

Utilities Just Declared War On Solar

Feb 15, 2016 at 16:32 | Nick Cunningham

Now that solar power is reaching prime time, the fossil fuel industry is doing all that it can to stop its growth. For many years solar…

France To Build 621 Miles Of Solar Roads

Feb 10, 2016 at 14:33 | Michael McDonald

Roads have been mostly the same for a thousand years. Different types of vehicles traveled on them, and the surfaces might have been made with different…

Coal Will Struggle To Survive Australian Solar Surge

Jan 26, 2016 at 17:06 | Michael McDonald

Anyone looking for evidence that solar power is more than just a passing fad need only look at Australia’s newest solar plants. Recently, the country saw two new solar plants…

Google Rolls Out New Service To Stimulate PV Solar

Jan 11, 2016 at 16:26 | Michael McDonald

Google’s newest project to bring people into its ecosystem is an online solar calculator that is supposed to let consumers easily evaluate the costs and…

Warren Buffett Beats Elon Musk In Nevada

Dec 29, 2015 at 17:36 | Nick Cunningham

In a clash of the titans, Warren Buffett just defeated Elon Musk. The fight was over solar net-metering in Nevada, a state that has the fifth…

Are Solar Panels Lifespans As Long As Industry Claims?

Dec 23, 2015 at 15:52 | Michael McDonald

The success of solar has really been a case of successful innovations in financing as much as successful innovations in technology. As with some many other…

India Will Determine Both Coal And Solar Market

Dec 07, 2015 at 17:05 | Henry Hewitt

Gandhi would be pushing hard to make this happen. Teaching locals how to produce salt from seawater in 1930…

Global Solar Alliance Sets $1 Trillion Investment Goal For 2030

Dec 03, 2015 at 13:44 | Gaurav Agnihotri

The Paris COP21 climate summit is turning out to be quite effective as several major agreements and initiatives have been announced in the past few days.…

Are Low Oil and Gas Prices Undermining Renewable Energy Yieldcos?

Oct 23, 2015 at 15:52 | Gaurav Agnihotri

With stock prices soaring and the investor money flowing in at a rapid pace, renewable energy companies have experienced significant growth recently. However, this trend is…

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