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Tesla’s Latest Moves In Solar Indicates It Is Either Crazy Or Has Made A Breakthrough

July 20th, 2020 | by Paul Fosse

Tesla's innovations in solar are not recognized by either Wall Street or even most Tesla followers as a success. The story peddled by many who don't want Tesla to succeed (the short sellers and those about to be disrupted, but I repeat myself) is that Tesla only bought SolarCity to bail out Elon Musk's cousin's Peter and Lyndon Rive, who had cofounded the company


The 2020 Solar Module Roller Coaster Ride

June 23rd, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

The most recent count from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Report proved a sluggish start in January 2020 for the solar industry, followed by a steep incline of shipments in March. The burst of the most impressive numbers ever of solar modules shipped was in March, with manufacturers shipping approximated 2.05 gigawatts of PV modules that month


1.35 Cents/kWh: Record Abu Dhabi Solar Bid Is A Sober Reminder To Upbeat Fossil Fuel Pundits

June 8th, 2020 | by Carlo Ombello

A rather meaningful piece of energy news went almost unnoticed in recent weeks. The Abu Dhabi Power Corporation announced the lowest tariff for solar energy in the world. The new record came as the winning bid for the upcoming 2 GW solar power plant, the Al Dhafra Solar PV project, set the world’s most cost-competitive tariff for solar PV energy, at USD 1.35 cents/kWh


Bifacial Solar Panels That Follow The Sun Now Most Cost Effective

June 7th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

A bifacial solar panel is a solar panel that can collect energy from the front side and the rear side (a normal monofacial panel only collects energy from one side). Bifacial solar technology was created in the latter 1960s. It was dormant while the broader PV market  exploded. It was too costly for the incremental energy production improvements


Abu Dhabi To Have Cheapest Solar Power Ever — 1.35 Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour

May 6th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The UAE's other major city, Dubai, set the low-solar-PV-price record in January 2015 at what was then a shocking 5.98¢/kWh, then did so again in 2016 at 2.99¢/kWh. Dubai also set a low-price record for concentrated solar power (CSP), at just 7.3¢/kWh. The new low-PV bid chosen by Abu Dhabi's public electric utility will bring down the cost of solar power to just 1.35¢/kWh


The Case For Solar Endowments

May 1st, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

University and college endowments in the U.S. looking for strong, sustainable revenue streams would do well to embrace on-site solar generation, and the solar industry would thrive if it could forge the partnership. Solar installations would deliver stronger and more reliable returns than current investments, and create many opportunities, including enhanced fundraising, positive press, and community appeal to current and prospective students


10+ Years in Cleantech

April 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A decade ago, wind power was already basically cost-competitive with conventional power sources, utility-scale solar was significantly more expensive but starting to bloom, and electric vehicles were hardly a blip on the horizon and basically unknown to most of us. How did that change in the past 10 years


The Tipping Point

February 23rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Imagine a world where transport is free, air is clean, and streets are quiet. Imagine a world where education is attainable, power available, and healthcare accessible to all. Imagine a world where the cost of living goes down instead of up. Now stop imagining and watch this talk by Tony Seba


Machine Learning Makes More Money For Renewable, Fleet, & Microgrid Operators

January 20th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

Machine learning initiatives are emerging in multiple markets where there are less irrational forces at play than are seen in the stock market. Commodity and energy markets have clear drivers for price, and emerging ancillary markets such as demand management are providing new and often complex ways to gain a profitable edge


Utility-Scale Solar Has Led U.S. Solar Since 2012

January 5th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The utility-scale solar sector has led the overall U.S. solar market in terms of installed capacity since 2012. In 2018, the utility-scale sector accounted for nearly 60% of all new solar capacity, and is expected to maintain its market-leading position for at least another six years


NY-Funded Solar One Program Empowers Vulnerable Communities With Solar + Storage, Emergency Resilience

December 9th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Solar One is an organization that I've experienced first hand. An active force in clean urban transition, in particular aiding low-income households, it deserves support. Both organizations I met with in NYC — Solar One and WE ACT — had individuals reflecting the relaxed as well as energetic personalities necessary to make something work, really work



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