ABB launches new line of 1500vdc components for the solar PV industry at Solar Power International event

Annoucement | Las Vegas, Nevada, October 22, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the introduction of a new line of 1500vdc rated components for solar PV applications.

Aclara Names New Head of Marketing, Customer & Sales Support

Annoucement | ST. LOUIS - October 22, 2014 (News Release)
Mr. Robert (Bob) Florence has joined Aclara Technologies LLC as the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Customer and Sales Support.

Structure's Stacey Wood Recognized by Diversity Journal in 2014 Award

Annoucement | HOUSTON - October 22, 2014 (News Release)
Stacey Wood, partner with Structure, a leader in business advisory and consulting services to the energy and utility industries, was announced as a winner in Diversity Journal's 13th annual Women Worth Watching Award.

Mt. Poso Bioenergy Day event touts clean energy job opportunities

Business & Corporate | BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Mt. Poso

Cogeneration Company and its partners DTE Energy Services

(NYSE:DTE) and Macpherson Energy Corporation hosted an open house and

media tour Wednesday for Kern County workforce development

organizations and students to showcase skilled job opportunities in

the energy field.

Fitch Affirms ConEd & Subsidiaries at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 22, 2014--
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) and debt ratings of Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE: ED) and its subsidiaries Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (CECONY), Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. (ORU), and Rockland Electric Company (RECO).

Suniva Selected for Second SunShot Award from U.S. Department of Energy

Solar | NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 22, 2014--
Suniva, Inc., a metro-Atlanta based manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, announces today that it has been awarded $2.3 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop and manufacture high power n-type solar cells with efficiencies = 22.5%.

SolarWorld to Leverage $4 million U.S. Department of Energy Award to Develop Next-Generation Crystallization Technology for More Efficient, Affordable Solar Cells

Solar | HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 22, 2014--
SolarWorld, the largest crystalline silicon solar producer in the Americas for nearly 40 years, today expressed its gratitude for a $4 million cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to intensify development of a ground-breaking silicon mono-crystallization technology.

Sungage Financial Receives $700,000 from U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative

Solar | BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 22, 2014--
Sungage Financial, a marketplace that provides homeowners with easy, online access to low-cost financing for solar energy systems, today announced that it has received a $700,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.

Stem Wins $935K From the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative

Solar | MILLBRAE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 22, 2014--
Stem, Inc., has won a $935K cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.

Vermont's Faraday Awarded $1MM from U.S. Department of Energy to Modernize Solar Sales

Solar | MIDDLEBURY, Vt., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Faraday, a data

management platform that uncovers superior customer acquisition

strategies for companies selling big-ticket purchases into households,

has received a $1 million U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative

award.

Mena power generation demand to see 50pc hike

International | Oct 22 - TradeArabia
With the ongoing development in the Mena region, demand for power generation will result in a 45-50 per cent increase in capacity over the period of 2015-2020, requiring nearly $200 billion investments, a report said.

Masdar signs $125m Oman wind farm deal

International | Oct 22 - TradeArabia
Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, today signed a joint development agreement with Oman's Rural Areas Electricity Company (Raeco) to build the first large-scale wind farm in the GCC.

PJM Grid 20/20 Focuses On Resource Diversity, Explores The Impacts Of Shifting Trends In Resource Types

Fossil & Biomass | VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The impacts of the

world's largest and fastest fuel switch, evolving federal policies and

the increasing use of non-traditional generation are driving the

industry to recognize the greater need for resource diversity said PJM

Interconnection President and CEO Terry Boston.

PG&E Awards $200,000 In Grants To Support Local Economic Vitality And Job Creation

Business & Corporate | SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Continuing its

long-standing commitment to support the economic vitality of the

communities it serves and increase opportunities for local job

creation, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that

it would provide $20,000 grants to support the work of 10

organizations in Northern and Central California.

FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities Launch Request for Proposal for 2014 Solar and Renewable Energy Credits

Solar | Oct 22 - PR Newswire
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced that a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued to purchase Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for its Ohio utilities – Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating and Toledo Edison – to meet the Companies' 2014 renewable energy obligations established under Ohio's alternative energy law.

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