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) […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Joshua S Hill The number two US solar PV manufacturer SunPower reported its earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2016 this week, reporting a larger net loss than expected, and missing analyst expectations for revenue. It’s been a rocky few quarters for SunPower, America’s second solar PV manufacturer. […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Adam Johnston According to Greentech Media, SunShot has shattered its 2020 goal of reaching $1.00 per watt for utility-scale solar utility costs 3 years earlier. Founded back in 2011 when Stephen Chu was the US Department of Energy Secretary, the SunShot goal was to get utility-scale costs down to $1.00/watt. Initial projections had the cost […]
Originally published on ilsr.org. This article was published with the substantial assistance from ILSR intern McKenna Eckerline. Everyone hates paying for something that they don’t use (how many cable channels do you have?). In California, local electricity customers may finally get satisfaction about paying for the transmission grid capacity that they don’t use. At issue is an […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Zachary Shahan The executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, was on a Global Action Day panel last week in Abu Dhabi and he made his usual pitch for what Obama basically called an “all of the above” energy strategy. For countries, companies, and organizations that have large investments in […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Zachary Shahan Renewable energy is now the cheapest option, on average, for new electricity capacity around the world — in developed countries like the US as well as developing countries like India, China, Nigeria, and Mexico. As I noted the other day, we need to keep channeling this message to the broader […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Joshua S Hill The global installed capacity of solar PV is expected to increase from 49.77 gigawatts per anum to 69.86 gigawatts by 2020, but declines in module prices will see the market value drop from $39.71 billion in 2016 to $33.43 billion in 2020. These are the mixed findings from […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Joshua S Hill New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week, in the same speech where he pledged to back offshore wind, to award $360 million in funding to 11 separate large-scale renewable energy projects. Last week we reported on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State speech, in which he […]
Apple is serious about solar energy. It has 200 megawatts of installed solar in China and has just announced a partnership with NV Energy to add 200 megawatts in Nevada to power its enormous data center located there.
The Union of Concerned Scientists say $7 million in public investment in solar energy and other renewables could save residents of Vermont $14 million a year in utility bills.