In Chile’s last auction for power, SolarReserve bid a world record breaking low price at just 6.3 cents per kWh ($63/MWh) for dispatchable 24-hour solar.
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Wanting to save the world is a laudable goal, but economics is where the case for solar power and other renewable energy is being won. BNEF says solar now cost less than any other source of electricity in 60 countries around the world.
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Joshua S Hill The United States solar market had its biggest year to date in 2016, growing a phenomenal 95%, installing a fantastic 14.5 gigawatts of new solar capacity, according to new statistics released today. The latest US Solar Market Insight report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) […]
The city of Las Vegas is now the largest US city to get 100% of its electricity for municipal operations from renewable energy sources such as solar and geothermal.
The 2016 SEIA Solar Means Business report lists the top ten commercial solar power users. Combined, commercial solar accounts for over 1 gigawatt of electricity, enough to power nearly 193,000 homes.
Swiss engineers report they have created a new solar cell with 36.4% efficiency — a new world record. They claim their cell will be competitive with conventional solar systems.
A Spanish company has just bid to supply solar power to Chile at the unbelievably low price of $2.91 per kilowatt-hour, the lowest price yet on the world market. How much cheaper will solar power get?
64% of new US electricity generation in the first quarter of 2016 came from solar power installations. The extension of federal tax credits will give the industry a boost during the rest of this year.
A new solar cell efficiency record has been set by China’s Trina Solar Limited, which announced that its new p-type multi-crystalline silicon solar cell has achieved a solar conversion efficiency of 21.25 percent according to the results of third-party testing. Greater efficiency does not necessarily translate into lower costs, but the manufacturing method is based […]
US-based renewable energy project developer SunEdison has set a new Indian record for lowest tariff bid for solar photovoltaic power plant. The lowest bid for solar PV project in India is now belongs to SunEdison. The company participated in a 500 MW auction under the revamped National Solar Mission. While a number of companies participated […]