NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, December 11: A COMING CPV SOLAR EXPLOSION; VC MONEY INTO COMMUNITY WIND; THE MARKET IN MAKING BUILDINGS SMARTER

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    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, December 11: A COMING CPV SOLAR EXPLOSION; VC MONEY INTO COMMUNITY WIND; THE MARKET IN MAKING BUILDINGS SMARTER

    A COMING CPV SOLAR EXPLOSION Concentrated Photovoltaic Solar Installations Set to Boom in the Coming Years

    December 10, 2013 (IHS Inc)

    “After years of slow progress, the global market for concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems is entering a phase of explosive growth, with worldwide installations set to boom by 750 percent…[and] rise to 1,362 megawatts in 2020, up from 160 megawatts in 2013…CPV technology employs lenses or mirrors to focus sunlight onto solar cells…[It] allows for more efficient PV energy generation…[but drives] up the cost…[A]dvancements in CPV technology [will] reduce costs…for high-concentration PV (HCPV) systems…[from] $2.62 per watt in 2013…to $1.59 by the end of 2017…” click here for more

    VC MONEY INTO COMMUNITY WIND BlackRock purchases majority interest in OwnEnergy’s new 68MW Texas Wind Farm

    December 9, 2013 (OwnEnergy)

    "…[OwnEnergy] entered into an agreement with a fund managed by BlackRock whereby BlackRock acquired OwnEnergy’s [68 megawatt (MW) Windthorst, Texas, project]…BlackRock will purchase a majority interest in the Windthorst-2 project, Morgan Stanley and its affiliates will provide construction financing and J.P. Morgan will provide institutional equity. OwnEnergy will maintain a minority ownership interest in Windthorst-2, manage its construction, and oversee operations…Construction is scheduled to begin in December 2013, with commercial operations expected in fall 2014…” click here for more

    THE MARKET IN MAKING BUILDINGS SMARTER Advanced Sensors for Smart Buildings; Advanced Occupancy Sensors, Advanced CO2 Sensors, Advanced Thermostats, and Advanced Photosensors: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    4Q 2013 (Navigant Research)

    "With energy costs following a seemingly upward trajectory...there is an ever-increasing focus on achieving greater energy efficiency...[C]ommercial buildings represent a huge source of energy use but...are inefficient...[T]he majority of sensors currently used in buildings are...incapable of making intelligent decisions in real-time...[A]dvanced sensors better able to adapt to changing building conditions is emerging...[and] advances in sensing technologies are enabling the deployment of low-power wireless sensors deeper into buildings than ever before. Navigant Research forecasts that global shipments of advanced sensors will grow from 1.8 million units annually in 2013 to 28.4 million units in 2020…" click here for more

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