Category: Commercialization

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Overpricing Renewable Power Is Dangerous

November 28, 2017

Via: Forbes

An old Soviet-era joke goes like this: Stalin wakes up in a hospital and is informed that glorious Soviet medicine has resurrected him, and it is now 2047. “You will be pleased to hear, Comrade First Secretary, that the entire […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Origins of the Solar Learning Curve

November 21, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

The experience curve is a useful tool for forecasting future cost reductions in solar. This curve, also known as the learning curve, reveals a consistent pattern in solar: for every cumulative doubling of production volume, the price of PV modules […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Take renewable energy over bitcoin if you want to make a risky bet on the future

November 20, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

The hyper focus on bitcoin is causing investors to miss another huge winner this year that they can actually understand. Bitcoin is just one of many cryptocurrencies, and it is hard to embrace, if impossible not to follow, as it […]

Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

The Inconvenient Truth About Renewables and Storage Lurking in Lazard’s Latest Cost Analysis

November 9, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Financial advisory firm Lazard is out with its eleventh annual levelized cost of energy analysis. It shows renewable energy costs continue to inch ahead of conventional generation. But the data is also a reality check. While wind and utility-scale PV […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Dark Skies For American Solar Power? ITC Recommends China Tariffs In Suniva Trade Case

November 7, 2017

Via: Forbes

Like a cloud casting a shadow over a solar farm, import tariffs may soon darken the skies for the renewables sector. In weighing remedial alternatives in the Suniva trade case, the Trump Administration may err on the side of protecting […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Delaware Wants In on the US Offshore Wind Market

October 18, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Delaware is ready to rejoin the U.S. offshore wind race. On August 28, Governor John Carney signed an executive order establishing an Offshore Wind Working Group. The working group is to submit a report to the governor by December 15 […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

American Solar Manufacturer Stion to ‘Discontinue Operations’

October 17, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

American thin-film solar module manufacturer Stion is closing up shop, even as the U.S. government prepares to implement trade remedies designed to shore up the domestic solar panel manufacturing sector. The San Jose-headquartered company confirmed to GTM on Monday that […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

SunPower Collaborates with True Green Capital Management to Finance $140 Million of U.S. Commercial Solar Projects

October 5, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced a collaboration with True Green Capital Management LLC (TGC) – a privately owned, specialized energy infrastructure asset management firm –to establish a $140 million fund expected to […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Tax Credits – Forever?

September 26, 2017

Via: Forbes

For a long time – according to the new published U.S. Renewable Energy Brief. The Brief, published by CohnReznick Renewable Energy Industry and CohnReznick Capital, concludes that the renewable energy tax equity market is in an extremely healthy state, and […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

NEXTracker hits 10GW of global solar tracker sales

September 11, 2017

Via: PV Resources

NEXTracker, a Flex company, has become the first company to reach 10GW of solar tracker sales globally. This is a remarkable feat given that the firm only hit 3GW of single-axis tracker shipments in April 2016. The firm has sold […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Researchers challenge status quo of battery commercialization

September 8, 2017

Via: Revolution Green

While more efficient, effective, and economical batteries are critical to the world’s clean energy future, the path to bringing such technologies to market over the last 25 years is overwhelmingly littered with failure.A pair of Northwestern University researchers and a […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Millions of Commercial Customers Could Cut Costs with Battery Storage

August 29, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

According to industry analysis, the current commercial market for customer-sited battery storage is essentially concentrated in one state, California, but new research shows that more than 25 percent of commercial utility customers across the United States may be able to […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

If We Keep Subsidizing Wind, Will the Cost of Wind Energy Go Down?

August 10, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

There are high hopes for renewable energy to help society by providing a more stable climate, better energy security and less pollution. Government actions reflect these hopes through policies to promote renewable energy. In the U.S. since 1992 there’s been a federal subsidy to […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

European Investment Bank Pumps $5B Into Renewables and Distributed Grid Upgrades

August 7, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Renewable energy projects from Western Europe to Southern India are set to benefit from a European Investment Bank financing package approved last month. The bank, the world’s largest international public lending institution, earmarked €4.3 billion ($5.1 billion) for energy sector […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Energy Department Provides $46.2 Million for 48 Solar Projects

July 17, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

The U.S. Department of Energy will provide $46.2 million for 48 projects as part of the SunShot Initiative, which is designed to develop innovative, early-stage solar power technologies that lower costs and improve reliability and safety. “The SunShot Initiative is a proven […]