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Suntech Says Solar PV Costs to Match Coal in China by 2016 : Greentech Media

Suntech Says Solar PV Costs to Match Coal in China by 2016 : Greentech Media | Cleantech News Roundup | Scoop.it
Suntech’s new CEO Eric Luo says that in China, the cost of solar PV is rapidly catching up to the cost of coal-fired generation.
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2014: A look ahead to key stories in cleantech - Cleantech Finance

2014: A look ahead to key stories in cleantech - Cleantech Finance | Cleantech News Roundup | Scoop.it
As we reported in our review of the past year in cleantech, overall investment levels in cleantech by venture capital fell again in 2013, but that doesn’t overshadow the overall improvements in the growth of cleantech.

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India Energy Plans and the Future | The Energy Collective

India Energy Plans and the Future | The Energy Collective | Cleantech News Roundup | Scoop.it
Indian development is at a pivotal moment. From stagnant economic growth to a raging Current Account Deficit (CAD) Crisis to widespread anger over rampant corruption in politics the actual inevitability of India's ascent no ...
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Microsoft invests in Texas wind farm to power San Antonio datacenter | WinBeta

Microsoft invests in Texas wind farm to power San Antonio datacenter | WinBeta | Cleantech News Roundup | Scoop.it
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The World Isn’t Keeping Up With The Need To Invest In Sustainable Energy

The World Isn’t Keeping Up With The Need To Invest In Sustainable Energy | Cleantech News Roundup | Scoop.it
Originally published on ClimateProgress
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When it comes to investing in a future of clean and sustainable energy, the world is rapidly falling behind.
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Cleantech Investment in France Tops €228 Million in 2013

Cleantech Investment in France Tops €228 Million in 2013 | Cleantech News Roundup | Scoop.it
Cleantech Investment in France Tops €228 Million in 2013 i3 market intelligence platform shows country (France saw EUR 228 million in #cleantech investment in 2013 per #i3 and @Reuters piece )...
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Google On a Cleantech Investment Binge Again

Google On a Cleantech Investment Binge Again | Cleantech News Roundup | Scoop.it
Once again flexing its investment muscles in renewable energy, Google is taking a stake in another a Texas wind farm. Oh, and it's also buying some home energy automation startup called Nest Labs.
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The future of solar financing | GigaOM CleanTech News

The future of solar financing | GigaOM CleanTech News | Cleantech News Roundup | Scoop.it

Over the past few years it’s become obvious to all involved in selling both residential and commercial rooftop solar systems that customers will balk at the hefty upfront costs of purchasing, installing, and maintaining a solar panel system. Into the fray have stepped companies offering financing solutions, ranging from power purchase agreements at fixed rate electricity prices to 20-year leases.

 

The question I’ve mulled over in my head has been whether the solar installation game is likely to become vertically integrated with installation and financing under one roof. SolarCity has gone this route, handling both financing and installation, and its success will be tightly linked to its cost of capital. Effectively, how cheap can it get money in order to help its customers finance their systems?

 

In a previous column examining First Solar’s small re-entry into manufacturing panels for the residential market in Japan, I’ve even wondered whether there’s room for a complete vertical integrator that could do panel manufacturing, installation, and financing.

 

On the other end of this equation is Clean Power Finance, which is expressly built around connecting financiers like Google and Morgan Stanley with regional solar installers so that these installers can offer financing options for customers. Investors now have a conduit for funneling money into rooftop solar investments.

 

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Green Building is Now the Law in Dallas | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Green Building is Now the Law in Dallas | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Cleantech News Roundup | Scoop.it
Dallas has now accepted the first building permit applications under its green building ordinance. Dallas is one of the first major cities in the nation to

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