• Energy Storage Updater - February 2018

    The role of electricity storage within global markets is being explored. Many markets are at a cross-roads brought about by the convergence of innovation, digitisation, reducing technology costs, increased penetrations of intermittent renewable generation and accompanying regulatory change.

    February 21, 2018

  • Rooftop solar

    US residential rooftop solar installations fell for the first three straight quarters in 2017 as new customers become harder to find.

    February 16, 2018

  • Cost of capital: 2018 outlook

    The tax equity market managed to function all year in 2017 despite uncertainty about what the US tax code would say.

    February 16, 2018

  • Reading the current market

    A panel of company CEOs and investors talked at the annual Infocast “projects & money” conference in New Orleans in January about where the opportunities and pitfalls are in the current market and what to expect in the year ahead.

    February 16, 2018

  • New technologies and old issues under PURPA

    After nearly 40 years with wide-ranging effects on the US electric utility industry, the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act — called “PURPA” — has resurfaced as a prime mover for renewables development in some parts of the country.

    February 16, 2018

  • Renewable energy policy issues in play

    Changes in government policy can have a big effect on the renewable energy market in the United States. Most acquisitions and financings make it a condition to closing that there has not been a material adverse change or proposed change in law.

    February 16, 2018

  • ERCOT: shrinking reserve margin

    Texas is the only organized electricity market in the United States where there is growing demand for electricity.

    February 16, 2018

  • Tax equity primer for back-levered lenders

    Back-levered loans remain a core financing tool in the US renewable energy market.

    February 16, 2018

  • Environmental update

    The US Environmental Protection Agency sent interim guidance to its regional offices in late January to fill in details of its plan to let states lead on enforcement of federal environmental laws.

    February 16, 2018

  • US solar tariffs

    Solar panel prices are expected to remain high in the first half of 2018, but may ease after that.

    February 16, 2018