Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2017: Finessing Trump in the Public Markets

2017 will be the ninth year I publish a list of 10 clean energy stocks I expect to do well in the coming year. This series has evolved from a simple, off-the-cuff list in 2008, to a full blown model portfolio, with predetermined benchmarks and (mostly) monthly updates on performance and significant news for the… Continue reading Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2017: Finessing Trump in the Public Markets

National Solar Installers Find Success in South Carolina

This past quarter, U.S. residential PV installations were down quarter-over-quarter for the first time since Q1 2014, according to GTM Research’s U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. This was driven primarily by a slowdown in major state markets, such as California and New York, where issues of customer fatigue and depletion of early adopter customers have… Continue reading National Solar Installers Find Success in South Carolina

Energy Jobs: First Solar Bought Coatings Startup Enki, Plus Ygrene, Sempra, CPUC, SolarCity

When First Solar acquired Enki Technology for its anti-reflection coatings late last year, Enki's CEO, Kevin Kopczynski, joined First Solar as a senior director. Previously, Kopczynski was a partner at RockPort Capital Partners. Enki received a seed round from investors including Applied Materials, a Series A led by RockPort, as well as SunShot funding from… Continue reading Energy Jobs: First Solar Bought Coatings Startup Enki, Plus Ygrene, Sempra, CPUC, SolarCity

The States Most Friendly to Rooftop Solar, Ranked

For those of you sick of those year-end lists of best movies and music, here's a slight change of pace. Solar research and advocacy group Solar Power Rocks released its 2017 ranking of the states most friendly to rooftop solar Friday, based on a compilation of state renewables policies and incentives. Massachusetts retained top honors, shaking… Continue reading The States Most Friendly to Rooftop Solar, Ranked

Here’s Every Company That Entered the US Energy Storage Game in 2016

A new year means new resolutions, but here at GTM, we don't care about what you do at the gym.  The real goal-setters out there are the ones committing to enter the fast-changing world of energy storage. It takes confidence, determination and a willingness to keep showing up after the thrill of a new product… Continue reading Here’s Every Company That Entered the US Energy Storage Game in 2016

Controversial Advocacy Group, American Energy Alliance, Now a Force In Shaping Trump Climate Policy

Bloomberg: Meet the Obscure Group Influencing Trump's Energy Policy An obscure Washington policy group that opposes almost any government aid for renewable energy has emerged as an influential force in shaping Donald Trump’s plans to dismantle Obama administration climate initiatives. The tiny Institute for Energy Research and its advocacy arm, the American Energy Alliance, work… Continue reading Controversial Advocacy Group, American Energy Alliance, Now a Force In Shaping Trump Climate Policy