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Distributed solar and storage forecasts keeps going down, while module prices in U.S. decline

Distributed solar and storage forecasts keeps going down, while module prices in U.S. decline

April 15, 2020 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

The Wood Mackenzie Energy Transition Practice team is writing a weekly update on the coronavirus and its impact on the global power and renewables industry. This week’s expresses further concern for distributed, non-utility solar and storage installations. Solar: 2020 solar installations have been revised down by 18% from pre-coronavirus levelsRead More

Global solar PV installation forecast dropped 18 percent by Wood Mackenzie

Global solar PV installation forecast dropped 18 percent by Wood Mackenzie

April 14, 2020 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

The coronavirus pandemic will have a significant impact on the global solar PV market. Construction and development is slowing as countries around the world enforce unprecedented lockdowns. As the world economy faces severe economic disruption, Wood Mackenzie has downgraded its forecast for 2020 installations from 129.5 gigawatts (GW) to 106.4Read More

Coronavirus impact: Wood Mackenzie could drop its global energy storage deployments forecast by 19 percent

Coronavirus impact: Wood Mackenzie could drop its global energy storage deployments forecast by 19 percent

April 1, 2020 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

If coronavirus containment measures continue to curtail movement of goods and people through Q2 this year, alongside an economic downturn, the market impact could trim Wood Mackenzie’s 2020 global energy storage deployments forecast by 19%. This equates to a 3 GWh reduction over the year. Notably, this would still make 2020Read More

Coronavirus impact: Best case scenario is 2 GW of solar project development delays in 2020

Coronavirus impact: Best case scenario is 2 GW of solar project development delays in 2020

April 1, 2020 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a material impact on utility-scale solar installations in the U.S. this year, and perhaps even into 2021. In its Coronavirus: US Solar PV Supply Chain and Utility-Scale Market Risk report, Wood Mackenzie says that, in a best-case scenario, the market could see upRead More

Solar crushed 2019, making up 40 percent of all new electric generating capacity (is more to come?)

Solar crushed 2019, making up 40 percent of all new electric generating capacity (is more to come?)

March 17, 2020 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

Despite policy challenges and a second year of the Section 201 tariffs, the U.S. solar market grew by 23% from 2018, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2019 Year-in-Review report, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie. Solar accounted for 40% of all newRead More

How renewable energy generated more electricity than coal in the dead of winter

How renewable energy generated more electricity than coal in the dead of winter

March 16, 2020 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

The unthinkable occurred in the U.S. last month: In the dead of winter, renewable energy (utility-scale solar, wind and hydropower) generated more electricity than did coal plants. This has never happened before. Specifically, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) new hourly electric grid monitor, renewables generatedRead More

Wood Mackenzie: Why the next decade will be huge for off-grid solar energy globally

Wood Mackenzie: Why the next decade will be huge for off-grid solar energy globally

March 12, 2020 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Approximately $2.1 billion in cumulative disclosed corporate-level investment was deployed into off-grid energy access markets between 2010 and 2019. An estimated 420 million people now use standalone off-grid solar and another 47 million people rely on mini-grids for access to electricity. While investments in energy access have rapidly accelerated sinceRead More

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An automated, searchable database of all U.S. electricity rates is being built by WattBuy, NREL

March 11, 2020 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

WattBuy, an energy intelligence service that enables consumers to make smarter choices about their electricity provider, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced a new project to automatically collect and make public a searchable database of all electricity rates in the U.S. NREL will publicly shareRead More

Huawei Predicts 10 Trends in Smart PV for 2025

Huawei: 10 predictions for smart solar PV trends by 2025

March 9, 2020 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

Over the next 5 to 10 years, renewable energy will assume a more prominent role as a main power source for power grids. Solar power, in particular, as the most noteworthy form of renewable energy, has a particularly bright future. However, as renewable represents a greater proportion of total energyRead More

Smart bolts to prevent over-torque are poised to expand in the next decade

Smart bolts to prevent over-torque are poised to expand in the next decade

March 9, 2020 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Smart bolts are tension indicating threaded fasteners that are used to bind two or more unthreaded structures. Improper amount of torque applied to the bolts might break or strip the thread of the bolts. Over the years, engineers had the concern to withstand damage of bolts as it was notRead More