Tag Archives: Alternative Energy

Renewables and Other Forms of Distributed Power Creating Transformational Changes in the Electric Power Market

In its recently published 13th survey of trends in the global power sector, PwC reported a strong consensus that the spread of distributed energy generation, including solar and other renewables, is transforming the business model for the power sector.  94% … Continue reading

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Further IRS Clarification on Tax Credit Prerequisites for Renewable Energy

As discussed on early blog posts (April 15th and April 28th), the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 modified the definition of a qualified facility under Section 45(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for purposes of the production tax … Continue reading

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Unusual Advance Notice of DOE Funding Opportunity for Renewable Energy Projects for Federal Facilities

The Department of Energy has released advance information on a funding opportunity expected in Fall 2013.  The program will provide direct funding for capital projects and other initiatives that increase energy efficiency and reliance on renewable energy sources.  Two types … Continue reading

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Clean Tech Investments on the Upswing

In an analysis released earlier in July, the market intelligence firm Cleantech Group reported that global venture capital investment  totaled $1.76 billion in the second quarter of 2013, up 56% from the previous quarter ($1.1 billion).  North American investment was … Continue reading

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Major Investors Back Residential Solar Financing

In recently revealed disclosures, well-known strategic investors (like Duke Energy and Edison International) and venture fund players (like Kleiner Perkins and Google Ventures) are moving to back financing of residential solar.  This development indicates that major investors are willing to … Continue reading

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