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Articles by Stephen Lacey

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Owner of first "clean coal" plant in US faces bankruptcy over soaring CCS costs

Owner of first “clean coal” plant in US faces bankruptcy over soaring CCS costs

Kemper CCS is two years behind schedule and $4.4 billion more expensive than the original estimate, and its owner is facing financial problems

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Schwarzenegger invests in battery storage, micro-grid startup

Schwarzenegger invests in battery storage, micro-grid startup

Former California governor and “Terminator” actor Arnold Schwarzenegger among investors in battery storage company Advanced Microgrid Solutions.

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There’s a civil war brewing over solar in Florida

There’s a civil war brewing over solar in Florida

City officials clash over a petition to expand third-party solar sales in the state.

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City of Austin gets 1.2GW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh

City of Austin gets 1.2GW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh

A lot more cheap solar is coming for Austin, Texas, with the city’s utility getting more than 1,200MW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh (the cheapest ever).

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Wind and solar will soon become ‘least-cost option almost universally’

Wind and solar will soon become ‘least-cost option almost universally’

The average cost of developing wind projects will fall by 32% and the cost of solar PV projects will fall by 48% by 2040.

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UBS analysts: solar will become the ‘default technology of the future’

UBS analysts: solar will become the ‘default technology of the future’

Within a decade, solar PV could account for 10 percent of electricity supply globally, beating out coal and nuclear as “default” power generation technologies.

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SunPower broadens its commercial reach by offering battery services from Stem

SunPower broadens its commercial reach by offering battery services from Stem

Add another storage partnership to the list as Sunpower and Stem team up.

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PV, batteries and the smart home: Is the solar industry getting ahead of itself?

PV, batteries and the smart home: Is the solar industry getting ahead of itself?

Leading solar companies are moving beyond PV and into battery storage and home energy management. Is the mass market ready?

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As California loses hydro resources to drought, large-scale solar fills in

As California loses hydro resources to drought, large-scale solar fills in

New solar generation made up for four-fifths of California’s lost hydro production in 2014.

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SunEdison CEO talks acquisitions, storage and emerging markets

SunEdison CEO talks acquisitions, storage and emerging markets

The head of the world’s biggest renewable energy developer points to much more activity in battery storage and international markets.

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UK distribution utility makes the business case for battery storage

UK distribution utility makes the business case for battery storage

UK Power Networks reveals the cost of its pilot storage project designed to offset traditional grid hardening.