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After three years of brisk sales in Japan driven by an aggressive Feed-in Tariff (FIT), Solar Frontier is looking to expand into the global market and still hopes to build a manufacturing plant in the U.S. according to the company president and CEO Atsuhiko Hirano who spoke with RenewableEnergyWorld.com during Intersolar North America.

After three years of brisk sales in Japan driven by an aggressive Feed-in Tariff (FIT), Solar Frontier is looking to expand into the global market and still hopes to build a manufacturing plant in the U.S. according to the company president and CEO Atsuhiko Hirano who spoke with RenewableEnergyWorld.com during Intersolar North America.

It hasn’t taken long for Hawai’i to emerge as a bustling hive of activity revolving around intelligent battery storage technology. From well-established market leaders such as LG Chem and Samsung SDI to fast rising young companies such as Tesla/SolarCity and Stem, it’s safe to say that practically every company looking to stake a claim in the nascent market for distributed battery storage solutions has established a presence in the Aloha State.

According to a new report released by EQ Research, wait times for the activation of residential solar PV systems in the U.S. rose 68 percent from 2013 to 2014. This development points to the rapid growth of distributed generation solar and highlights inefficiencies that are preventing utilities from meeting the rapidly increasing demand for grid interconnection.

Coal is having a hard time lately. U.S. power plants are switching to natural gas, environmental restrictions are kicking in, and the industry is being derided as the world’s No. 1 climate criminal. Prices have crashed, sure, but for a real sense of coal’s diminishing prospects, check out what’s happening in the bond market.

Coal is having a hard time lately. U.S. power plants are switching to natural gas, environmental restrictions are kicking in, and the industry is being derided as the world’s No. 1 climate criminal. Prices have crashed, sure, but for a real sense of coal’s diminishing prospects, check out what’s happening in the bond market.

Chinese clean energy entrepreneurs worth $9.13 billion in 2015 are starting to turn heads — the wildcatters of solar energy. To some extent, they’re riding the froth of Chinese equity markets. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index is up about 40 percent since Jan. 1, compared with an increase of about 3 percent for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

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