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Debunking Manhattan Institute’s “The ‘New Energy Economy’: An Exercise In Magical Thinking” — Part One

July 12th, 2020 | by Paul Fosse

I was discussing the dramatic drop in coal use in the US and the dramatic rise in renewable energy production and one of my many conservative friends* referred me to this report to explain why physics proves that there is no way we can transition to renewable sources affordably, that all the innovation is coming on the fossil fuel side, and that renewables have hit a brick wall and won't be improving much at all


Solar PV Reducing Price of Electricity in Germany

February 9th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

Oh, the solar power haters* are going to love this one---a recent study by Germany's Institute for Future Energy Systems (IZES), conducted on behalf of of the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar), has found that, on average, solar power has reduced the price of electricity 10% in Germany (on the EPEX exchange). It reduces prices up to 40% in the early afternoon, when electricity demand is peaking and electricity typically costs the most


2012 Solar Expectations

January 2nd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

Expectations cause a lot of problems — without expectations, we couldn’t be disappointed. However, it’s impractical not to have any [&hellip


Top 10 Clean Tech Stories of 2011

December 30th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

  OK, I’m doing my top 10 list now. Following up on AWEA’s top 10 wind energy stories and SEIA’s [&hellip


New Generation Inverters to Drive Down Cost of Solar Power: Interview with Silicon Valley’s ArrayPower

October 21st, 2011 | by Andrew

The use of semiconductors, digital and solid state electronics is reshaping the architecture of solar power systems. Along with other innovations, this holds out the promise that solar power systems will soon be performing more efficiently, at higher levels and at further reduced costs. ArrayPower, a Silicon Valley start-up, launched its Sequenced Inverter - the first of its kind - at SPI in Dallas this week. Senior company executives spoke with Clean Technica about their technology and company while at the show



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