September 17 2018

Japan’s Secondary Solar Market Showing Strength: Q&A

By Iain Wilson, Bloomberg NEF editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Japan’s solar market growth is slowing slightly. Bloomberg NEF’s latest market outlook showed the country will probably add less solar capacity this year as large-sized, or mega, solar project development loses steam. But one area of heightened activity in solar is the secondary […]

September 10 2018

Europe Must Harness Waste Heat to Be More Competitive: Q&A

By Ben Vickers, Bloomberg NEF Senior Editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Europe’s manufacturers must recover and use waste heat to improve their competitiveness, according to Turboden, an Italy-based unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries that makes turbines driven by organic fluid and gases instead of water and steam. The benefits “include improving […]

September 4 2018

Highview Power CEO Cavada Ready to Fill Energy Gap: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, Bloomberg NEF editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Renewable sources like wind and solar keep increasing their share of the global electricity market, but something has to fill the gap when the wind’s not blowing and the sun’s not shining. That’s where storage is coming in, whether from lithium-ion […]

August 20 2018

Only Power Demand Could Constrain Pakistan Renewables: Q&A

By Vandana Gombar, Bloomberg NEF editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Pakistan’s swing towards renewable energy is “irreversible”, Amjad Ali Awan, chief executive officer of Pakistan’s Alternative Energy Development Board, said in a phone interview. “Any government that comes to power cannot ignore the cost and other advantages of sustainable energy development,” […]

August 13 2018

ChargePoint CEO Sees EV Trends ‘Looking Pretty Good’: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, Bloomberg NEF editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  The global fleet of electric vehicles is expected to grow to 4 million this year, and the network of public charging stations to keep those vehicles moving has increased significantly as well, to almost 600,000. In the U.S., there were 730,000 […]

August 6 2018

Blockchains to Make Energy Trades More Liquid Says WePower: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editorial team. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to BNEF clients on the web. Digital ledgers, known as blockchains, will make trading in energy more liquid and enable developers to raise capital for projects by selling contracts for power at below-market rates, according to Nikolaj […]

July 30 2018

Distributed Systems Putting Power in Hands of Users: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Distributed energy systems are part of the world’s ongoing energy shift, along with digitalization and decarbonization. They allow their owners and operators to put power into the grid, from microgrids or rooftop solar systems, as well as consuming it. […]

July 23 2018

Here’s How One Family Office Bought a Wind Farm. Now You Can Too

This article is by Brian Eckhouse for Bloomberg Markets. It appeared first in Bloomberg Markets Special Report | Family Offices. After years of building an industrial real estate business in Puerto Rico, the older members of Raoul Slavin Juliá’s family were ready to sell their assets and retire. It was 2004, years before the island […]

July 16 2018

GE Uses AI to Increase Responsiveness of Thermal Power: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editorial team. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to BNEF clients on the web. General Electric said it is using artificial intelligence to make thermal power plants “more dynamic” and able to quickly respond to changes in the supply-demand balance on the U.S. grid. With […]

July 2 2018

ABB’s Jouret Seeing Positives as Vehicles Go Electric: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, Bloomberg New Energy Finance editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal and is available to clients here. The electrification of transportation is already showing some surprising and positive results, according to Guido Jouret, chief digital officer for ABB Ltd. Chargers are getting better, buses are playing an important role, and batteries are […]

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