Renewable Energy

AFP joins conservative chorus against wind PTC

Source: 
The Hill

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group backed by Charles and David Koch, made new calls for Congress to allow the wind production tax credit to expire at the end of year, The Hill reports.

Tesla sets delivery record, but losses mount

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors set a record for deliveries of its Model S sedan in the third quarter, delighting investors even as its losses doubled from a year ago.

Tesla said Wednesday it delivered 7,785 cars during the July-September period. That was slightly below its guidance of 7,800 but up 41.5 percent from the same quarter a year ago.

Bigger customer base for SolarCity in 3Q

Source: 
Reuters

Top U.S. solar panel installer SolarCity reported adding customers to generate a 20 percent hike in revenue in the third quarter, to $58.34 million, although that was less than analysts expected and the company’s loss widened compared to the year-ago period, Reuters reports.

Tesla sets delivery record, but losses mount

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors beat Wall Street's expectations and set a record for deliveries of its Model S sedan in the third quarter, delighting investors even as its losses doubled from a year ago.

Tesla said Wednesday it delivered 7,785 cars during the July-September period. That was slightly below its guidance of 7,800 but up 41.5 percent from the same quarter a year ago.

Abengoa to go it alone on Palen solar

Source: 
The Desert Sun

Abengoa Solar says it has bought out BrightSource Energy’s stake in the controversial Palen solar project and intends to move forward on it, although the company says it has made some configuration changes, and will likely need to receive new approvals from regulators, The Desert Sun reports.

Amazon to recycle heat from data center

Source: 
The Seattle Times

Amazon is planning to use waste heat from a data center at its new campus in Seattle, in a design for energy efficiency that – if copied – offers potential to help the city become carbon neutral, according to City Council member Mike O’Brien, The Seattle Times reports.

Nissan's quarterly profit jumps on sales, yen perk

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's quarterly profit jumped nearly 15 percent to a better-than-expected 124.9 billion yen ($1.1 billion) as vehicle sales improved in almost all regions.

The Japanese automaker, behind the Leaf electric car, Altima compact and Infiniti luxury brand, stuck to its profit forecast for the full fiscal year through March 2015 at 405 billion yen ($3.6 billion).

Fight over solar charges headed to Ohio high court

Source: 
The Columbus Dispatch

The battle by Ohio utilities to overturn a Public Utilities Commission ruling barring them from imposing special charges on customers who generate their own solar power is headed to the state Supreme Court, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

SolarWorld to expand, create 200 new jobs

Source: 
The New York Times

Increased demand is leading SolarWorld Americas to spend $10 million expanding its solar modules plant, and the company announced it will be hiring 200 additional workers as well, The New York Times reports.

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut

TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry.

Oba, a consultant, had hoped to supplement his future retirement income in a guilt-free way and invested $200,000 in a 50 kilowatt solar-panel facility, set up earlier this year in a former rice paddy near his home in southwestern Japan.

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