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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

Solar energy growing faster than all renewables in latest U.S. Energy Information Administration report

Solar energy growing faster than all renewables in latest U.S. Energy Information Administration report

February 28, 2020 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for 18.2% of net domestic electrical generation during 2019, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). A year earlier, renewables’ share was 17.5%, and if present trends continue, electrical generationRead More

Wood Mackenzie relays six key themes that will drive the energy storage boom globally

Wood Mackenzie relays six key themes that will drive the energy storage boom globally

February 24, 2020 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

The starting gun has sounded for the global storage market, which is set to grow from approximately 4 GW of annual deployments in 2019 to more than 15 GW in 2024, according to Wood Mackenzie. Costs have fallen, direct incentives and clean energy targets are proliferating and competitive markets andRead More

Solar Jobs Census: Solar employment outpaced overall U.S. job growth by five times over five-year period

Solar Jobs Census: Solar employment outpaced overall U.S. job growth by five times over five-year period

February 19, 2020 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. solar industry employed nearly 250,000 workers in 2019, an increase of more than 5,600 jobs (or 2.3%) since 2018, according to the 10th annual National Solar Jobs Census released today by The Solar Foundation. This marks a resurgence in solar industry employment following two years of job lossesRead More

GlobalData: JinkoSolar leads the world in PV module shipments for second straight year

GlobalData: JinkoSolar leads the world in PV module shipments for second straight year

February 13, 2020 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

JinkoSolar has emerged as the leading company in terms of global solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments in 2019. The company also secured top position in GlobalData’s 2018 ranking produced last year. JinkoSolar topped the 2019 ranking with 14.2 gigawatts (GW) of PV modules compared to the second ranked JA Solar’sRead More

Six keys to solar price drops and efficiency increases in the 2020s

Six keys to solar price drops and efficiency increases in the 2020s

February 5, 2020 at 10:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar system prices will continue to drop over the next decade, driven by advances in module efficiency, manufacturing, labor practices and software, according to Wood Mackenzie. However, the focus of the next decade will be defined by two trends: a shift from purely decreasing capital expenditure to a more holisticRead More

IREC grades all state community solar programs and only gives two A’s

IREC grades all state community solar programs and only gives two A’s

January 29, 2020 at 2:54 pm 1 comment

Shared solar programs or community solar programs continue to grow in popularity as a compelling model to increase access to clean, renewable energy and provide more options for consumers. Seeking to help new states learn from existing programs, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) released its 2019 National Shared RenewablesRead More