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Why SunEdison is buying Vivint Solar for $2.2 billion

Clean energy company SunEdison announced on Monday morning that it plans to acquire Vivint Solar, one of the largest U.S. companies that installs …

SunEdison Buys Vivint To Overcome Weakness In Residential Solar

SunEdison is trying to overcome a weakness in its service lineup by spending $2.2 billion to buy Vivint Solar, one of the largest residential installer in the country.<p>The purchase, announced Monday, will turn SunEdison into a formidable player in the residential market, the one segment in which it …

SunEdison Acquires Mark Group, a Leading UK Energy Solutions Provider

LONDON, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. SUNE the world's largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it has …

Solar Power

HP Announces Renewable Energy Agreement With SunEdison to Support Clean Data Centers in Texas

PALO ALTO, CA, Jul 21, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- As part of ongoing efforts to lower the carbon footprint of its business, HP HPQ, -3.39% …

Renewable Energy

Residents: No solar farm in our community

Holbrook residents are heating up over a proposed solar energy farm on a Coates Avenue parcel owned by the Suffolk County Water Authority.<p>Dozens of …

Long Island

Maine lawmakers propose groundbreaking way out of net metering wars

Lawmakers in Maine may have found the best solution for getting off the net metering merry-go-round since Massachusetts’ minimum bill proposal sank, …

Solar Power

The energy revolution will not be televised

Energy transitions take a lot of time, Cobb writes, far too much time to be shrunk down into a television special, a few talking points, or the next …

UPDATE 1-Thailand's Superblock to invest $884 mln in solar power in 2015 | Reuters

* Sources of funding from capital-raising, warrant issue, loan<p>* Aims to boost commercial operation target to 500 MW in 2015<p>* Expect to turn around and make profit in 2015 (Adds company comments, details)<p>By Khettiya Jittapong<p>BANGKOK, June 8 (Reuters) - Thai electricity distributor Superblock PCL …

Natural Gas

Impressive: Akon Launches Solar Project To Supply Electricity to 600,000,000 People in Africa

In an era where electricity has become of the problems facing many nations in Africa, a compassionate heart has stretched out a hand to …

Tendril Launches a Customer Acquisition Solution for Utility-Owned Community Solar

Tendril, the Boulder, Colo.-based software startup, rebooted its business last year with a shift to microtargeted energy savings products through its …

Mystery energies of solar power solved!

Researchers at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute worked alongside colleagues at Trinity College Dublin to solve solar energy …

Yieldcos To Drive Solar Power Growth Globally, Deutsche Bank

<b>Published on</b> June 8th, 2015 | <i>by Smiti</i><p>3<p>June 8th, 2015 by <b>Smiti</b><p>A report issued by Deutsche Bank last month noted that solar power yieldcos will play a …

Deutsche Bank

There's a flood of solar farms in the U.S. that are racing to beat a government deadline

Companies are building solar farms to sell power to utilities in the U.S. as fast as possible in order to beat a potential drop in an important U.S. …

Five Reasons Why Most American Homes Will Go Solar

Solar power is finally entering the residential real estate mainstream in America after years in the wilderness. The heady growth conjures up images …

Unsure If You Should Go Solar? The Definitive Flow Chart

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re considering solar panels.<p>Many folks confess they aren’t sure where to start.<p>The first question to answer is …

Solar Boom: Why Residential Rooftops Are Only the Beginning

The industry's focus has moved from small residential roofs to larger projects where solar can add more value.<p>The residential solar boom has gotten a …

UBS Analysts: Solar Will Become the ‘Default Technology of the Future’

Within a decade, solar photovoltaics could account for 10 percent of electricity supply globally, beating out coal and nuclear as "default" power …

Stanford engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050 | Stanford News Release

June 8, 2015<p>Stanford engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050<p>Mark Z. Jacobson and colleagues …

Stanford University

This Floating Solar Farm May One Day Grow 8,000 Tons Of Veggies Every Year

One architecture firm has an innovative idea to stave off a possible food security crisis — grow fresh vegetables at sea.<p>Designers at Barcelona-based …

Elon Musk’s Enterprises Built on Nearly $5 Billion in Government Support

<b>LA Times: Elon Musk's Growing Empire Is Fueled by $4.9 Billion in Government Subsidies</b><p>Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a …

Hundreds Gather at Public Hearing for Solar Energy Programs in Massachusetts

<b>Boston, MA</b>-- Today, Massachusetts legislators held a public hearing to help decide the next phase of solar energy policies for the state. Hundreds of …

Solar Power

Here's What Happens When Floating Farms Meet Solar Power

<b>Have you heard of ‘floating farms’ that can harvest sunlight and rainwater to grow 20 tons of vegetables every day – amounting to thousands of tons</b> …

Aquaponics

Battery-ready solar systems

Tesla Motors recently announced their new battery storage system for homes and businesses, the Powerwall.<p>At a price point of roughly $8,000 AUD for a …

U.K. researchers propose $15 billion for clean energy

A group of high-profile scientists, economists, and business leaders has called on world governments to launch an Apollo space program–style effort …

The Energy Gang Debate: Should Utilities Be Allowed to Own Rooftop Solar? [PODCAST]

<b>It’s an issue that will get more intense as utilities move into solar.</b><p>Whether the solar industry likes it or not, more regulated utilities in America …

How to Market Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry

Learn how to communicate sustainability in your tourism and hospitality business by following the steps in this video.