[Via NREL– April 24, 2014].
In the world of photovoltaic (PV) finance, historical performance data—or the lack thereof—stands as an obstacle to the risk assessment and credit evaluation of solar installations. Investors eyeing solar-backed securities or other investment vehicles might view the asset class cautiously without a firm, data-driven understanding of how solar assets perform (i.e., generate power) in the field and how this affects the cash flows that would ultimately backstop their investment. Continue reading
[Via RTO Insider – April 22, 2014].
PJM’s newest hydropower project will be barely large enough to power nine homes. But if some visionaries have their way, it will be the start of a trend that could add up to a substantial new power source.
The North Wales Water Authority in suburban Philadelphia won Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval last month for an 11-kW turbine and generator to capture the energy from a 12-inch water line. Continue reading
[Via Crain’s Chicago Business – June 02, 2014. By Richard Martin].
Voluntary certification programs and regulatory requirements are driving the market’s growth, report finds
Residential and commercial buildings account for 35 to 40 percent of total energy consumption worldwide. Commercial buildings, in particular, consume large amounts of energy related to heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, water heating, and other building systems. Continue reading
[Via Navigant Research– April 03, 2014. By Steve Daniels].
You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers on what’s in store in Illinois now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its long-awaited proposed rule for reducing carbon emissions from power plants. Continue reading