Last week’s surge in solar PV production in Germany is just a taste of what’s to come. And with solar PV costs to fall below coal by the end of the decade, the energy industry is about to be turned on its head. Plus, Yingli’s “hockey stick” demand prediction. (Warning: This story contains graphs that owners of conventional power plants may find disturbing).
Australia beats Germany in small solar PV sytems; Germany sets solar production record; differences over solar multiplier; utilities getting solar windfall; module prices to fall sharply again this year; Australia a key market for major players; Big Solar campaign arrives in Canberra; and arise, the self consumer!
Suntech, Trina Solar book bigger than expected Q1 losses; Goldman sets $40bn green investment target; why investors still don’t get sustainability.
The partnership between Australia and China is making the economics of solar persuasive, and the opportunities for Australia are endless.
Clean Energy Council names UK sustainability leader as new CEO; private funds favoured for CEFC billions; ACT’s green power price cut; China’s solar shift.
Soft US tariff translates as win for Chinese solar market; EnerNOC builds on NZ demand response success; Dyesol view improves with bigger solar window.
A 16MW floating wind farm for post-nuclear Fukushima; Q-Cells’ $1 billion loss; Scotland says 100% renewables means cheaper energy; and fund raisings for geothermal companies.
Suntech CEO says China may deploy 4GW of solar in 2012, will be cheaper than fossil fuels in half the world.