SolarCity and home builder PSW to construct 2 communities with pre-installed solar panel houses that will deliver huge savings on electricity bills.
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US Air Force seeking to demonstrate ability of advanced solar storage system to deliver seamless energy management for a sensitive, high-demand facility.
Citi report suggests another 900GW of solar, and another 1,500GW of wind energy can be built with little added expense to the world’s electricity grids. It says solar is likely to bump out peaking gas, while wind energy will erode the baseload of coal and nuclear.
Citigroup sounds the death-knell for new coal investment in the world’s biggest economy, saying Obama’s new regulation, the plunging price of renewables and falling demand is squeezing it out of the market. It says coal can no longer compete with gas and solar.
One of the biggest utilities in the US asks for more wind and solar because it is cheaper and more reliable than fossil fuel alternatives. ‘We are not taking on solar because we have to, but because it is cost-effective and economical,’ the company says. Welcome to a new energy world.
Solar PV generation might need around double the land space than coal, but when lifetime costs are taken into account the picture changes dramatically.
Deutsche says most markets for solar are now ‘sustainable,’ meaning they operate with little or no subsidies, and will overcome backlash from utilities.
New solar technologies are offering the prospect of baseload solar energy to power mines and other remote industrial facilities – for less than current fossil fuel alternatives. The miners are curious, and have the biggest economic incentive to make the leap.
Australia’s only solar panel manufacturer wants anti-dumping rules enforced against Chinese solar manufacturers. Plus: The Californian regulator takes the long-term view on solar storage; California’s solar milestone; and building-integrated solar market set to boom.