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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

Renewable Energy Could Power Large Electric Grid 99.9% Of The Time At Costs Comparable To Today’s Electricity Expenses By 2030, New Research Finds

99.9% of a large electric grid could be powered by renewable energy sources by 2030, while keeping the costs as low as electricity costs of today, new research from the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College has found. By utilizing an efficiently designed mix of solar power, wind power, battery storage, and fuel cells, […]

December 11th

Graph Porn: Germany’s Solar PV Price Drop

  Someone recently passed along these great graphs from a German website (you can see an English translation of the webpage they came from here). The overall message: solar PV prices in Germany have dropped considerably in the past few years (as installation has boomed), and the prices are pretty darn low these days. More specifically, […]

November 28th

10 New SunShot Winners Announced

A total of fifty-four startups have participated in the SunShot Incubator program since it began back in 2007, and 10 new startups have joined the seventh incubator program launched this month. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, who funds the program, “the Incubator program provides early-stage assistance to help startup companies cross technological barriers to […]

November 27th

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

Solar Power Projects In Colorado To Save School District Big Money

  Solar power is good for pocketbooks. And with costs dropping so much in recent years, people, businesses, organizations, and even schools can save some big money by going solar. Here’s a nice story on a Colorado school district that has gone solar and is going to reap the rewards not only in their conscience […]

October 4th

Solar (& Wind) Making Electricity Cheaper in Australia

  Solar power has $0 in fuel costs. Yes, you knew that, of course. But did you know that, because of that, solar power drives down the cost of electricity? (Wind does, too — for the same reason). However, it’s wholesale electricity prices that it forces down, and those aren’t always passed on to consumers. […]

October 4th