Without Strong Recruitment of Veterans, Clean Energy Companies Miss Out on a Competitive Advantage

Are veterans a valuable asset to companies? Research says that they are. Are veterans a valuable asset to companies that provide renewable energy or energy efficiency products and services? The short answer is yes — for those companies that make an effort. Veterans of the last 15 years possess a baseline understanding of energy from… Continue reading Without Strong Recruitment of Veterans, Clean Energy Companies Miss Out on a Competitive Advantage

Brookfield Considers Buying Up SunEdison’s YieldCos, Terraform and Terraform Global

Bloomberg: Brookfield Proposes Taking Over TerraForm Power and Global Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Canada’s largest alternative asset manager, met with members of TerraForm Global Inc.’s board this week to discuss the possibility of buying the company as part of a deal to acquire TerraForm Power Inc., according to regulatory filings. Toronto-based Brookfield discussed two transactions… Continue reading Brookfield Considers Buying Up SunEdison’s YieldCos, Terraform and Terraform Global

The Future of Energy and Cleantech Under President Trump: We Answer Your Questions

Whether or not you agreed with the top-down, government-centric, executive-level strategy of the Obama Administration — it was, arguably, America's only federal political path forward on decarbonization. President-Elect Donald Trump plans to rip up that path as soon as he enters the White House. So how and where will he create a new one? This… Continue reading The Future of Energy and Cleantech Under President Trump: We Answer Your Questions

Solar Earnings in a Trump World: SunPower, SolarCity, SolarEdge, Vivint

SunPower, SolarCity, Vivint Solar and SolarEdge have just gone through the first solar company earnings calls of the Trump era. This was already a weird time for the solar industry, with plunging prices, murky regulatory futures, and for the moment, falling utility rates. That weirdness now seems like the good ol' days. A Trump presidency… Continue reading Solar Earnings in a Trump World: SunPower, SolarCity, SolarEdge, Vivint

‘Virtual Inverters’ Are the Future of Solar Power Plant Design

Last fall, Cao Renxian gathered 30 employees of the Chinese inverter manufacturer Sungrow together for an impromptu meeting.  Renxian, who is the founder and chairman of Sungrow, was eager to set an aggressive goal for the 2016 Solar Power International conference. “We kicked some ideas around and came up with the first 1500-volt string inverter… Continue reading ‘Virtual Inverters’ Are the Future of Solar Power Plant Design

Arcadia Power Looks to Fix Complicated Community Solar Programs With Better Software

Community solar offers a solution to residents who want clean power but don't have access to a sunny, sizeable roof. It comes with a big catch, though: certain enabling policies are needed to credit individuals with the electricity generated at an offsite solar farm. That challenge has limited the reach of community solar to the… Continue reading Arcadia Power Looks to Fix Complicated Community Solar Programs With Better Software