Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar And Wind Costs Continue To Fall As Power Becomes Cleaner

April 30, 2020

Via: Forbes

Renewables and energy storage continue their march to dominance of the electricity sector as costs continue to fall. The cost of solar and wind power continue to fall, making them even more competitive in generating electricity compared to fossil fuels. […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

How Low Can Solar Cells Go? Perovskite Researchers Say Down, Down, Down

February 21, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

The cost of solar power is sinking practically by the day, and the next new “hot” solar cell material — perovskite — will push costs down even more. So far you can’t get perovskite solar cells in stores but this […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EIA: Solar construction costs fall, but still more expensive than gas and wind

September 4, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Solar, wind and natural gas generation accounted for nearly all of the capacity added to the U.S. grid in 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The costs of the former are going down, while the latter two got […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Tesla’s Drop Continues in US Residential Solar Rankings

June 19, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Tesla sank to third place among U.S. residential solar providers for installations in the first quarter of 2019, continuing the one-time market leader’s dramatic decline. The latest ranking from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables shows Vivint Solar knocking Tesla out […]

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 […]