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German Solar PV Price Down To €1.52 Per Watt

German solar PV power prices continue to fall. According to the latest data, the price of solar power for solar power plants with up to 100 kW of capacity has dropped to €1.52 per watt (or $2.03 per watt). Here’s a chart on solar’s long price drop in Germany, via a German PV website: And […]

February 16th

Global Solar PV Power Capacity Rose To 101 GW In 2012

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power had another great year in 2012, increasing by about 30 GW (about the same as in 2011).  As noted above, the cumulative global solar PV power capacity is now just above 100 GW — 101 GW at the end of 2012, according to preliminary figures from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association […]

February 15th

Solar & Wind Energy Overview

Here are parts 1 and 2 of a presentation I recently gave to a class of renewable energy graduate students (reposted from CleanTechnica): Renewable Energy Big Pic: Part 1 (Including 34 Charts & Graphs) As I mentioned in my article covering the latest US Solar Market Insight report (which I just published a few hours ago), I was “out […]

January 12th

US Solar Power Growth Strong

  I just published this article yesterday on CleanTechnica. All in all, it looks like Chinese solar PV duties haven’t had too much effect on the growth of solar power in the US. The 3rd quarter was a record-breaking 3rd quarter for the US, and the 4th quarter looks like it will also be a […]

December 12th

Solar Price Hits All-Time Low In Australia

  The Solar Choice Price Index provides a monthly update of the cost of solar across Australia. It’s a very useful tool for keeping up to date with Australia solar price trends, which are some of the most exciting in the world. Australia rooftop solar actually competes with German rooftop solar in some arenas. The […]

November 5th

US Solar Job Growth Booming, Up 13.2%

During the last few days of the election, when politicians scramble to make promises about jobs and the economy, only a fool would ignore this statistic: employment in the solar industry has grown 13.2 percent over the last year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy grew 2.3 percent during the same period. […]

November 2nd

Top 10 Solar Countries

We hear a lot about how Germany and Spain have increased solar energy greatly in recent years with supportive government policies. We also hear a lot about China’s big clean energy push. And, despite trouble getting the US federal government to do much for solar energy, we know that the US is still continuously moving […]

April 30th