This is your SolarWakeup for January 28th, 2015
In unfortunate news, SMA is announcing the layoff of about 1,600 coworkers around the globe. Solar is and continues to be a solar-coaster, and transitions are happening. There is optimism looking forward. Subsidy free solar is competing with retail energy around the world, more and more. Being global will be one of the most important ways that companies are able to do well and create profits for owners and shareholders. As EU countries go to self-consumption models, lessons from the US will be a key advantage for teams looking to do solar as a service in those areas.
One-third of SMA staff to lose their jobs
Utilities at heart of Japan grid connection dispute set to resume considering PV projects
3 RE World:
Brazilian Bank Raises $408 Million for Renewable Energy and Water Projects
Every $1 Of Solar Incentives Puts $2.46 Into The Economy
5 Think Progress:
Here’s What Every Governor Thinks About Climate And Clean Energy
6 Solar Industry:
Solar Asset Management Marked By New Owners And Aging Fleets
7 Utility Dive:
What utility execs think the future holds
All Electricity is Not Priced Equally-Time-Variant Pricing 101
New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient-scientists
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This is your SolarWakeup for January 27th, 2015
The team at kWh Analytics makes a great point with their predictions for 2015. The key takeaway for me was that everyone is prepping for more. More solar, more growth, more capital deployed throughout the year. Looking at the conferences for the year, a trending topic will be the ITC and what happens afterwards so it would be great to see SEIA at the conferences giving the industry some clear guidance on what is happening in DC. Take a look at the 5 predictions from one of the smartest teams in solar in today’s top story.
Solar Going Mainstream? 5 Projections for 2015
Sharp Said Near Deal to Sell Recurrent Energy Solar Unit
3 Orlando Sentinel:
FPL announces huge solar expansion
Solar's Southern Strategy Could Accelerate With Georgia Deal
A Valuable Tool that Can Help California Realize its Clean Energy Potential
6 Greentech Media:
Indiana and West Virginia Look to Slash Support for Renewable Energy
Italy to omit solar from new renewable incentives plan
8 Utility Dive:
Hawaiian Electric's plan to end solar net metering, explained
9 Solar Novus:
Community Solar-Plenty of room for growth
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