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2014-10-16 23:07:54

Admirals Bank, a national leader in residential solar and renewable energy financing, is announcing the addition of two new residential loan products to its suite of innovative financing options: The FastTrack and FastTrack Deferred loan programs. Boston, MA & San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 These products allow for faster loan approval times, a more seamless application process, and enhanced service levels and availability. The FastTrack program will be offered through a...

2014-10-16 23:06:16

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC has just formed strategic partnerships with tax credit off takers that could yield the company’s debt equity investors and sponsors double digit returns on ISS’s current portfolio of 35MW to 80MW shovel ready solar farms for sale. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 It’s no secret that North Carolina is the hot bed for solar farm development and deals in that state are usually sought after hard by large investors of all types seeking to invest...

2014-10-16 23:05:26

Nation's Leading Independent Solar PV Developer to Begin Construction on Three Projects Callifornia (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC, the nation's leading independent solar PV developer, today announced the signing of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements with Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. (GSAC) for three of its solar projects located in Kern County, Calif. The 8minutenergy projects, and the associated 8minutenergy subsidiary that wholly...

2014-10-16 23:02:48

More than 500 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 More than 500 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants...

2014-10-16 23:02:33

National and regional experts in clean energy development outlined the path to continuing momentum for North Carolina investments in solar and wind, in a press teleconference Thursday, said the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 National and regional experts in clean energy development outlined the path to continuing momentum for North Carolina investments in solar and wind, in a press teleconference Thursday. The conversation follows the...

2014-10-16 16:24:56

Company Joins Circular Economy 100, Furthering its Environmental Leadership SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), a leading solar technology and energy services provider, today announced that it has released its latest Sustainability Report which details the company's advancements in resource conservation and its leadership in areas such as LEED certification for its factories and offices worldwide. A full copy of the report that outlines SunPower's...

2014-10-16 16:24:22

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As California prepares to launch a major expansion of its three-year-old cap-and-trade program, a new report commissioned by the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) identifies a series of major design flaws that make the program vulnerable to market meltdowns. The report also offers a number of solutions that would mitigate impacts passed on to California consumers. On January 1, 2015, California will for the first time...

2014-10-16 04:20:40

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group Kenny has been awarded the front end engineering design (FEED) for the subsea and pipeline element of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire. The project, the world's first full-chain CCS project on a gas-fired power station, is being developed by Shell, with strategic support from Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141015/152312 The scope of the...

2014-10-15 23:03:37

– Leading Solar PV Developer Readies for Next Phase in Projects, Has Over 1,000MW in PPAs Under Development – California (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC today announced that the Kern County Board of Supervisors has approved Conditional Use Permits (CUP) for its utility-scale solar PV projects totaling up to 135 Megawatts (MW) under development in Kern County, Calif. The unanimous vote of the Board endorses the further development of clean renewable solar PV power...

2014-10-15 16:23:29

LONDON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- REPORT HIGHLIGHTSThe global market for alternative solar technologies was valued at $12.6 billion in 2012. This market is estimated to grow to more than $22.8 billion by the end of 2018 from a value of about $13.9 billion in 2013, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.5% for the five-year period, 2013 to 2018. This report provides:Quantification and explanation of market trends in the various non-crystalline silicon solar cell technologies...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.