In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech investigates Bill Gates' US$1 billion clean energy fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, by speaking to new Science lead Eric Toone. We also report on Glasspoint Solar and Lark Energy's US expansions, new executive appointments in Asian firms Kyocera and 3TIER India, and thousands of energy jobs in the pipeline in the wake of Spain's renewable energy tenders.
Rallying on the steps of the Maryland State House yesterday, clean energy supporters compared governor Hogan’s veto of a bill that would boost renewable energy to the views of the climate sceptic president-elect.
Phoenix Solar joins Singapore-based floating PV testers, GIPCL issues LoIs to Vikram Solar over 80MW in Gujarat, Brazil solar industry needs BRL6 billion after December auction, Altus Power starts 6.2MW solar plant construction in Hawaii,
Community solar is emerging as a promising new source of demand in the US, opening up access to solar among previously excluded groups. John Parnell reports on the prospects for a new market segment whose time seems to have come.
Balfour Beatty Communities — a managing member of military housing projects located at Fort Detrick, Maryland, and Fort Carson, Colorado — and SolarCity have finished the installation of over 18,000 PV panels at Army family housing.
This week, Maryland governor Hogan vetoed the Clean Energy Jobs – Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) Revisions bill (SB0921/HB1106) that would have increased the renewable energy mandate to 25% by 2020, up from the existing 20% target by 2022.
Closely following a senate bill to cut greenhouse gas emissions passed last week, Maryland’s legislature continues its green streak by voting in a measure that would increase the state’s renewable energy mandate to 25% by 2020.