Germany’s Fallen ‘Solar Valley’ Sees New Life as Meyer Burger Buys Former SolarWorld Factory

By [email protected] Once bustling with PV research and manufacturing, Germany’s “Solar Valley” fell quiet in recent years as China gained control of the global PV manufacturing sector. But the fabled valley may soon spring back to life. Switzerland’s Meyer Burger, a long-time supplier of high-tech machinery to solar manufacturers, has acquired a former SolarWorld factory…

The electric recipe of Norway’s zero emissions transport boom

By Ketan Joshi Norway’s EV success is a simple reminder of something too often forgotten: policy and hard work both result in real change. Can Australia do it too? The post The electric recipe of Norway’s zero emissions transport boom appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Study: Electrification Is a Misguided Approach to Tackle Climate Change

By Energy in Depth A recently published peer-reviewed study from UCLA argues that energy efficiency through electrification in the residential sector – including energy efficiency actions, renewable generation systems and electric vehicles –faces significant constraints, questioning its overall efficacy to tackle climate change as a policy. Portrayed as the ultimate climate change panacea, electrification is…..

Up to $6.7 Billion in U.S. Pandemic Relief Handed to 5,600 Fossil Companies

By The Energy Mix Image Credit: WikipediaEnvironmentalists and accountability watchdogs are crying foul over revelations that more than 5,600 fossil companies have taken billions in federal coronavirus aid earmarked for small businesses.Citing in-house analysis produced in partnership with the corporate watchdog Documented—and using data reluctantly released to public scrutiny by the U.S. Small Business.. Click…

Germany’s Fallen ‘Solar Valley’ Sees New Life as Meyer Burger Buys Former SolarWorld Factory

By [email protected] Once bustling with PV research and manufacturing, Germany’s “Solar Valley” fell quiet in recent years as China gained control of the global PV manufacturing sector. But the fabled valley may soon spring back to life. Switzerland’s Meyer Burger, a long-time supplier of high-tech machinery to solar manufacturers, has acquired a former SolarWorld factory…

A new power bill approach is highly needed

By Rafael Herzberg A new power bill approach is highly neededWhat makes more sense to you regarding water heating?Option “A”: go for a 9.5 kW tank-less water heater Option “B” go for a 1.5 kW 20 gallon water heaterTotal installed cost for both are about the same. And at the end of the day the…

‘Enormous Step’ for Energy Storage as Court Upholds FERC Order 841, Opening Wholesale Markets

By [email protected] In a victory for the energy storage industry, a federal appeals court has upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order 841, clearing the way for transmission grid operators across the country to open their markets to energy storage, including aggregated batteries connected at the distribution grid or behind customers’ meters. Friday’s court opinion…

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