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Green Energy News for 10-01-2013

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Chinese Firm Buys an American Solar Technology Start-Up View Articles
Hanergy Holding Group of China added to its international acquisitions with MiaSolé, a thin-film solar panel manufacturer that is considered one of Silicon Valley’s most promising young firms.
Green Column: U.S. Gives a Late Reprieve to Wind Power Developers View Articles
A tax credit extension, part of the U.S. fiscal deal, is welcome news for the industry, which is pulling back in many parts of the world.
Google invests $200 million in Texas wind farm View Articles
Google`s big $200 million stake in the Spinning Spur wind farm is the company`s 10th renewable energy investment since 2010.
Regulators nix deal for SE Ohio solar farm project View Articles
Utility regulators in Ohio have nixed plans for American Electric Power Co. to use power from a southeast Ohio solar farm to meet its renewable energy requirements, putting the project`s future in jeopardy.
Google Keeps Its Renewable Energy Investments Going View Articles
The New York Observer calls Madrigal "for all intents and purposes, the perfect modern reporter." He co-founded Longshot magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal , and the BBC.
Fracking, Septics, Wind Facing Maryland Lawmakers View Articles
Natural gas drilling in western Maryland, offshore wind power, and new growth and septic system requirements are among the environmental issues facing state lawmakers again as the Maryland General Assembly gathers Wednesday.
Alternative Energy Performance In 2012: The Case For Mutual Funds Over ETFs View Articles
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.
Hull Daily Mail published Ship builder sailing towards success in green energy sector View Articles
Last year, Dunston , one of Hull`s traditional shipping firms, joined forces with Rix Shipping and created its third arm to the business Dunston .
Chinese buyer says solar firm Miasole will expand View Articles
The Chinese company that bought Miasole, a California producer of thin-film solar panels, says it can make a success of the emerging technology where others have suffered huge losses.
Mosaic Plants Crowdfunding Flag for Solar Projects View Articles
Memo to residents in California and New York, and investors across the U.S., seeking both profits and a green energy cause — you can now take a stake in a renewable energy project and get returns that are competitive with more conventional investment products.
Top Ranked Alternative Energy Mutual Funds and ETFs for 2013 View Articles
The Roen Financial Report closely covers the universe of almost 30 alternative energy Mutual Funds (MFs) and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). We use a proprietary ranking method to pick the best funds, looking at measures that include fees, risk, tax liability, and the financial health of individual holdings within each fund. In the latest round of rankings, all top rated funds retain their premier slots.
First Solar Acquires Chilean Solar Firm View Articles
Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar said today that it has acquired Solar Chile , a Santiago, Chile-based developer of solar power projects.
Estonia to Retract Pledge on Wind Energy Subsidy Cap, Parts Says View Articles
Estonia will keep an annual cap on the volume of wind energy eligible for subsidies, retracting a pledge to a renewable energy lobby last year, to lower power costs and limit the amount of subsidized output, Economy Minister Juhan Parts said.
Chile Approves 3.1 GW of Solar PV Projects View Articles
A tally of renewable energy projects approved and in development in Chile illustrates the promise of one of the industry`s top emerging markets.
Determining Wind Turbine Reliability: Test, Test, then Test Again View Articles
Reliability is the key attribute of a turbine today, particularly offshore. There are many other important measures of wind turbine performance, notably the cost per unit of electricity generated, but they count for little if a turbine breaks down. And how do you investigate reliability? Test, test some more – and then test again.
China To Add 49 GW of Renewables in 2013, Solar Stocks Soar View Articles
Chinese solar stocks led the first advance in the benchmark index of U.S.-traded shares this week on prospects domestic demand for alternative energy will rise after the government increased capacity targets.
Should NJ Put PV Atop 175,000 Power Poles at a Cost of $200 Million? View Articles
In response to my rant on New Jersey’s decision to put tiny installations of solar photovoltaics atop 175,000 power poles, at a cost of $200 million, senior energy analyst Glenn Doty writes: The LCOE (levelized cost of energy) gets really interesting when you consider the potential lifespan. A “pole-top solar panel” is not too different from a “kit
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