California Self-Generation Incentive Program Expanded

On October 19, 2011, in Blog, by David Niebauer

by David Niebauer A recent decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) has reinvigorated and expanded the Self-Generation Incentive Program (“SGIP”) by greatly expanding the technologies that are eligible for the program and creating up-front rebates plus performance-based incentives for developers and manufacturers working to install these technologies. The impetus for the new expanded […]

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14 Ways that Solar Power Costs will Decrease Sharply

On April 12, 2011, in Blog, by John Addison

Solar power continues to grow by over 30 percent annually. Solar panels cost 100 times less than in the 1970s. Solar is clean, often generated at or near where electricity is needed, and not at the mercy of fluctuating coal or uranium prices. The timing for solar energy growth is excellent. Voters have lost their […]

Cleantech Meets Heavy Steel

On November 2, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I had a fascinating presentation today from John Robertson, managing director of BiFab, one of the first movers in offshore wind platform fabrications.  They just rolled off doing a 31 unit, 14 month project for Vattenfall’s 150 MW Ormonde project (which still counts as large in the offshore wind business), and built the original Beatrice […]