Three Steps Toward Clean Technology Business Success in Brazil

Brazil has long been at the forefront of the clean technology revolution. With an abundance of raw materials and a large potential wind market, Brazil has seen a 19 percent increase in renewable energy capacity over the past five years according to The Pew Charitable Trusts’ 2013 Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race report. In addition, with $3.1 billion in clean technology investments in 2013, Brazil is home to a growing business environment that many U.S. clean technology companies are keen to capitalize on.

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How Strategic Policy Stacking Can Lead to Solar Market Success

If economics were the only factor driving the installation of photovoltaic systems, then all states should see similar growth in installed PV capacity because prices for solar continue to decrease. What we are actually seeing in the field, however, is different rates of solar adoption despite these ongoing price reductions. This occurrence indicates that other factors are at play.

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Movie Time! The Most Watched Videos on RenewableEnergyWorld.com for 2014

As the holidays wind to a close and we ring in the new year, sit back and relax with your favorite libation and enjoy our most popular videos of the year. We guarantee you will learn something new.

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Utility-scale Solar Has Another Record Year in 2014

Utility-scale solar installations will surge for a fifth consecutive year in 2014, according to provisional figures released this week by Wiki-Solar.org, which defined utility-scale as projects greater than 4 MW in capacity. New global total installed capacity for the year already exceeds 10 GW, and is expected to climb further, when the official figures are available in March.

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How Can Business Owners, Schools and Municipalities Benefit from Community Solar?

Operating a business, running a school and performing municipal services can require massive amounts of energy. As the cost of electricity increases, more business owners and commercial entities are looking for a way to lower their bills. Solar energy is an attractive option, as it not only reduces electric bills but also provides a financial payba

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Two Clean Energy Stock Speculations for 2014: Wrap-Up

I included two “Clean Energy Speculations” along with my annual model portfolio of ten clean energy stocks this year. It’s been a tough year for clean energy stocks in general, with my industry benchmark (Powershares Wilderhill Clean Energy ETF (PBW)) down about 15% since I initiated the portfolios on December 27th 2013. Despite this, both the main portfolio and the speculations look likely to end the year with small gains.

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Renewable Energy Review: Australia

Developers, manufacturers, investors and other renewable energy industry stakeholders need to know where the next big market is going to be so that they can adjust their business decisions accordingly.

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RenewableEnergyWorld.com’s Most-read Articles of 2014

At the close of each year, we like to take a look back to see which stories made an impact on our readers. This year’s most read articles show the many twists and turns that the industry took this year and reveal interesting trends for us as editors and for other industry insiders.

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Serbia Seeks to Boost Renewable Energy Investment With New Law

Serbia seeks to unblock investment in renewable energy after adopting legislation that opens gas and power markets in line with European Union guidelines.

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Renewable Energy Review: The Island Markets

Developers, manufacturers, investors and other renewable energy industry stakeholders need to know where the next big market is going to be so that they can adjust their business decisions accordingly.

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