Siemens Exits Solar, Focuses on Wind and Hydro

November 2, 2012

Siemens is in discussions to sell its solar business, which it acquired three years ago. At the time, its CEO said the acquisitions would make Siemens a solar-thermal power leader.

SolarCity Next to go IPO?

May 8, 2012

Solar panel company SolarCity Corp. has filed draft registration documents with the SEC, however it declined to name a specific time frame for its IPO.

Morgan Stanley Finances Solar Leases

May 8, 2012

Morgan Stanley and Main Street Power Co. are teaming up to provide funds for Clean Power Finance Inc.’s customers to install up to $300 million in residential solar energy projects.

Clean Tech in ‘Early Innings:’ Goldman Exec

April 13, 2012

Goldman Sachs Group’s global head of the clean technology believes that clean technology is now in the early stages of a strong recovery, the same way the technology sector flatlined...

Failed BrightSource IPO Adds to Industry Woes

April 13, 2012

BrightSource's decision to shelve its planned IPO may be a sign that alternative-energy firms may not be welcome in the stock markets.

NStar’s Deal Pays Cape Wind $940M Over Market

April 5, 2012

Massachusetts utility NStar has agreed to buy power from the Cape Wind offshore wind farm for more than double the projected cost of electricity from conventional sources.


PwC: Renewables Deals up 40% in ‘11, Shake-out Looming


Renewable energy deal value rose 40% to $53.5B in 2011 with big deals (>$1B) becoming more common in the wind, solar and biomass segments. Solar and energy efficiency deals nearly doubled year-on-year. Entry of pension and insurance funds show the industry is maturing, and overcapacity and consolidation could make for a tough industry deal environment in ‘12.

Biodiesel Firm Set to Make Splash with IPO

January 17, 2012

Iowa based biodiesel fuel company Renewable Energy Group Inc , is set to go public on Thursday and will be the first U.S. initial public offering in 2012.

U.S. DOE Closes Solar Loans Before Deadline

November 1, 2011

At the end of September, the U.S. Department of Energy closed deals with four start-ups to the tune of $4.7 billion in loan guarantees for solar projects.

Loan Program Fallout Sparks Criticism

November 1, 2011

Cleantech start-ups that received government loan guarantees only to turn around and file for bankruptcy have led to a series of embarrassments for the Obama administration and its...