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  • Executive Roundtable: Has Solar Reached the Point of No Return?

    24 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Stephen Lacey

    The Energy Gang is off this week. In place of the regular podcast, we present some recent conversations on the business and politics of solar.…
  • Report: GE in Talks to Buy Alstom

    24 April 2014, 12:18 am by: Jeff St. John

    The world of globe-spanning grid giants may be about to get a little bit smaller. That’s according to Bloomberg, which reported Wednesday that General Electric is in talks to acquire French power, transportation and grid powerhouse Alstom for about $13…
  • Sopogy Liquidates, Another Casualty in Solar Trough CSP Technology

    23 April 2014, 11:00 pm by: Eric Wesoff

    VC-funded micro-concentrator solar power firm Sopogy has shut down its operations and is liquidating its assets according to Pacific Business News. David Fernandez, who was the most recent CEO at Sopogy, told PBN that Sopogy closed several months ago.  …
  • Roundup: Google Teams With SunPower to Add $250M to Booming US Residential Solar Market

    23 April 2014, 2:15 pm by: Eric Wesoff

    The residential solar installation and finance market is remaking itself through new alliances, vertical integration and hybrid sales channels; access to increasingly cheaper capital is helping too. We are in a post-CSI era and yet installation prices continue…
  • Driven by Distributed PV, Grid Power Electronics Market to Reach $300M in 2017

    23 April 2014, 2:00 pm by: Mike Munsell

    Over the next four years, distributed solar penetration will increase by more than 300 percent in the United States, straining local distribution infrastructure in more than a quarter of the country. …
  • A Vanadium Flow Battery Brings Energy Storage to New York City’s MTA

    23 April 2014, 11:30 am by: Jeff St. John

    After California, New York is the next big U.S. market for grid-scale energy storage, and much of that potential is packed into the 469 square miles of New York City. That urban grid is going to require its energy storage systems to shave peak load at…
  • Trimming Solar Balance-of-System Costs With Electronics and Racking

    23 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Herman K. Trabish

    The solar balance-of-system and racking sector is under intense pressure to reduce costs -- but it won't be easy, according to key industry players in attendance at GTM’s recent Solar Summit.…
  • Green Jobs: Executive Moves at Yingli, REGEN Energy, RSI, EnerTech Capital, SunEdison, Tantalus

    23 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Eric Wesoff

    REGEN Energy named Robert M. Chiste as interim CEO. Chiste was the founding CEO of Comverge and led that demand response firm’s IPO in 2007. REGEN builds demand management software and controllers for utility and commercial customers. The company claims that…
  • Global 2013 PV Module Production Hits 39.8GW; Yingli is the Shipment Leader

    23 April 2014, 7:00 am by: Shyam Mehta

    Note: All data and graphs in this article are excerpted from PV Pulse, GTM Research’s monthly global PV data service. For more on the Pulse, go to…
  • CalCharge: A Model for California Energy Storage Dominance

    23 April 2014, 7:00 am by: Jeff St. John

    Can $1 million (and growing) in membership fees, plus a lot of help from the Department of Energy’s most skilled scientists and highest-tech labs and computing clusters, turn California into a hub for research, development, and manufacturing of advanced…

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