U.S. Solar Power Growth Continues in First Nine Months of 2018

U.S. Solar Power Growth Continues in First Nine Months of 2018

Utility-scale solar production increased 30.2% year over year for the first nine months of 2018 according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly”, as reported by Solar Power World. The report includes data through September 20, 2018. Wind also showed strong growth of 14.5% compared to… Continue Reading

Distributed Energy Aids in Disaster Relief and Prevention

Distributed Energy Aids in Disaster Relief and Prevention

We at Windmill Capital Management are thinking today about everyone affected by the recent wildfires in California.  We have family and many friends in the fire areas and while all are safe at this time, the troubles facing these areas is only beginning.  Though the fires are now under control, many families, homes and businesses are… Continue Reading

The Evolution of ESG Investing

The Evolution of ESG Investing

ESG investing, which evaluates environmental, social and governance issues in addition to financial analysis of an investment, has grown substantially since its inception in 2005 and today represents a market of more than $20 trillion, according to Forbes.  As more individual and institutional investors include ESG strategies or adapt their entire mandates to incorporate responsible… Continue Reading

Nevadans Approve Renewable Energy Increase

Voters in Nevada approved Question 6 on Tuesday, calling for electric utilities to acquire half of their energy from renewable sources by 2030.  The initiative was overwhelmingly approved by nearly 60% of voters.  Current law requires utilities acquire 25% of their electricity from renewable sources, including solar, wind and hydro, by 2025.  Renewables are especially… Continue Reading

Energy Security – Another Renewable Benefit

Renewable energy, including wind, solar and geothermal, are often and correctly cited as providing significant environmental benefits.  Often overlooked, however, are the energy security benefits of renewables. First and foremost, renewable energy sources are free and unlimited.  Renewable energy has no reliance on the global fuel supply, which is subject to economic and geopolitical risks. … Continue Reading

If it sounds too good to be true…

A well-worn expression asserts, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Richard Carlson, world renown motivational speaker and author of the best-seller of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all Small Stuff, had this to say on the topic:  “The old adage, ‘If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is’… Continue Reading

Investing: Environment or Economics

How important is environmental investing? Is environmental impact a primary consideration? Or of no matter at all? Many solar developers rightly believe first and foremost in the environmental benefits of their projects – reduced fossil fuel consumption and decades of reliable, renewable electricity. Most investors, on the other hand, appear to consider environmental benefits only after… Continue Reading