Quality Woes a Challenge for Tesla’s High-Volume Car

Quality Woes a Challenge for Tesla’s High-Volume Car

Anne Carter had her Tesla Motors Inc. Model X sport-utility vehicle for a few days before the $138,000 electric vehicle suffered a mechanical malfunction. On a recent morning, the car’s falcon-wing doors wouldn’t open as she prepared to drive her children’s carpool to school. “It’s a bummer; you spent all this money…and the doors won’t […]

The Real Cost of Going Solar

The Real Cost of Going Solar

Consider renting to avoid maintenance costs. When you say you want to help the environment, few steps could signal it any louder than putting solar panels on the roof of your house. It is easier than ever for Americans to tap the sun’s energy with costs coming down and the number of providers going up. […]

How cheap does solar power need to get before it takes over the world?

How cheap does solar power need to get before it takes over the world?

It’s easy to get ridiculously excited about solar power these days. The panels keep getting cheaper as technology improves. Large photovoltaic arrays are sprouting up around the globe. Sure, solar still produces only 1 percent of the world’s electricity, but it’s growing at double-digit rateseach year. So with all this momentum, you’d think the solar […]

Moody’s affirms EPM’s Baa3 rating; outlook remains positive.

Moody’s affirms EPM’s Baa3 rating; outlook remains positive.

New York, April 18, 2016 — Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) affirmed today the Baa3 Issuer and senior unsecured ratings of Empresas Publicas de Medellin S.A. E.S.P. (EPM). The outlook remains positive. RATINGS RATIONALE “Today’s rating action is largely prompted by Moody’s assessment of EPM’s satisfactory liquidity profile” said Natividad Martel, Moody’s Vice-President – Senior Analyst. […]

GE to work on hydro schemes in Vietnam and China.

GE to work on hydro schemes in Vietnam and China.

GE Renewable Energy has won deals valued at US$9 million for retrofit work on hydropower schemes in Vietnam and China. The first contract was signed with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) for modernization of the 4 x 100MW Tri An Hydro Power Plant in Vietnam. The second was signed with Yalong River Hydro Development Company, Ltd. […]

Hedcor provides update on Philippines hydro.

Hedcor provides update on Philippines hydro.

Renewable energy developer Hedcor, a subsidiary of AboitizPower has provided an update on the construction of two hydropower plants in the Philippines. The firm said that, to date, it has completed 42% of construction for the Manolo Fortich Hydro 1 and 21% for Manolo Fortich Hydro 2. Located in the island of Mindanao, work is […]

Hydro Power Plant project in Ecuador gets $11.5M funding.

Hydro Power Plant project in Ecuador gets $11.5M funding.

ORLANDO, Fla., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The $11.5 million hydro power project consists of the construction of a hydro power plant that will have an output of 5.5MW and will be developed in the northern part of Ecuador.  The government provides tax incentives for such projects to encourage the further development of clean energy projects. Capital Corp Merchant Banking has been […]

Volta Region to get 9 hydro dams.

Volta Region to get 9 hydro dams.

Ambiente Pressagio are scheduled to begin the construction of nine mini hydro dams in the Volta Region to produce off-the-grid sources of power for small communities in the Region.   The mini hydro dam will produce as much as 100 kilowatts of electricity each using natural flow of water. Togbe Afede XIV, the President of […]