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Arizona commission extends PURPA solar contract terms to 18 years

By Billy Ludt The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to reject a request from the state’s investor-owned utilities to set two-year contract terms for renewable energy projects under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). Instead, commissioners voted unanimously to set contract terms at 18 years, providing renewable energy developers the financial certainty they…

Cost Reduction Practices – energy efficiency

By Rafael Herzberg Cost Reduction Practices – energy efficiencyThere is a “powerful” list of techniques to increase energy efficiency and thereby reducing costs.Finding out what makes economic and financial sense for each case and how to “make it happen” is the key to this question!Motors and drives, lighting, thermal insulation, energy control and management, waste…

Designing net zero and resilient economies

By FORESIGHT Contributor The launch of the Santiago Action Plan at the COP25 meeting in Madrid by finance ministers is an important step to ensure finance ministries play their role in accelerating the zero carbon transition, says Dileimy Orozco Policy Advisor at E3G At COP25 in Madrid yesterday (December 9, 2019), the Coalition of Finance…

Recession Ahead: An Overview of Our Predicament

By Gail Tverberg Many people have the impression that recessions come from financial missteps, such as the US subprime loan fiasco. If energy is involved at all, the problem comes from high oil prices as supply becomes inadequate to meet demand. The real situation is different. We already seem to be on the road toward…

PM-KUSUM – Solarizing Agriculture Pumps in India

By ISEP Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), Government of India (GOI) launched the Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) program and approved a central financial assistance (CFA) package of $ 6.8 billion in February 2019. The program aims to add a solar capacity of 25.75 GW by…

Australian Government backs Verton’s wind turbine project

By Press Release The federal government has provided financial and strategic support for the development of a multi-million dollar ‘Windmaster’ wind turbine installation project. The post Australian Government backs Verton’s wind turbine project appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

PVEL and partners now offering utility-scale solar insurance that would cover revenue losses due to weather

By Kelly Pickerel PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), Lloyd’s of London syndicate Ariel Re (a member of Argo Group) and Beecher Carlson Insurance Services announced today the introduction of PV PlantProtect, an innovative new insurance program that integrates technical due diligence practices to reduce the financial risk for utility-scale solar project developers. PV PlantProtect enhances solar…

Key considerations for buyer’s of battery storage systems

By Robert Magyar As the costs of battery storage continue to decline, its benefits are increasing in understanding. Yet there remains a level of uncertainty among end-users and financiers regarding how well a given battery system will perform. Source: T&D WorldWith more systems being deployed worldwide, buyers and investors, in particular, want to know the…

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