NewEnergyNews: EUROPEAN SUN 2011

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YESTERDAY

THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, February 11:

  • TTTA Thursday-WHY THE PRESIDENT IS A CLIMATE HERO
  • TTTA Thursday-PLUG-INS, ROBOT CARS, AND CAR-SHARES
  • TTTA Thursday-SOLAR-POWERED HYDROGEN FUEL
  • TTTA Thursday-THE REAL COST OF ENERGY STORAGE
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: MAINE LAWMAKERS PROPOSE GROUNDBREAKING WAY OUT OF NET METERING WARS
  • QUICK NEWS, February 10: OBAMA CLIMATE PLAN STAYED BY SUPREME COURT; THE POWER OF PLAINS WIND; THE THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN SOLAR’S BOOM
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: DATA CENTER ENERGY RE-EVALUATED
  • QUICK NEWS, February 9: PENTAGON TO PRIORITIZE CLIMATE CHANGE; LIES ABOUT SANDERS WIND PLAN CORRECTED; DOE UPS SPENDING ON SUNSHOT
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: A PATHWAY TO THE DISTRIBUTED GRID
  • QUICK NEWS, February 8: CLIMATE CHANGE IN WATER COLORS; THE REAL ECONOMICS OF NEW ENERGY; WHO SHOULD PAY FOR EV CHARGING?
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: It Is Not A Dream, It Is A Vision
  • Weekend Video: Taking A Solar Road To The Future
  • Weekend Video: What Battery Energy Storage Will Do
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-MEN AND WOMEN AND CLIMATE CHANGE
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-GLOBAL OCEAN WIND ADVANCING
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-600 MILES OF SOLAR ROADS FOR FRANCE
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-INDONESIA INVITES FOREIGN CAPITAL FOR GEOTHERMAL
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    Some of Anne's contributions:

  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns

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  • Sunday, February 05, 2012

    EUROPEAN SUN 2011

    European markets: 3 “GW markets” and an all-time record for Italy
    January 2012 (European Photovoltaic Industry Association)

    "With almost 21 GW of grid connected PV installations in 2011 Europe has increased its cumulative capacity base by over 50%...mainly driven by 3 markets: Italy, Germany and France.

    "Italy became for the first time the top PV market with 9 GW of newly connected systems in 2011 (compared to 2.3 GW in 2010)…[A] decree allowing for systems installed by the end of 2010 but connected by mid-2011 to benefit from the more advantageous 2010 Feed-in Tariffs (FiT)… allowed 3.5 GW of installations to benefit…[In] Germany, a very strong last quarter propelled total 2011 market growth to 7.5 GW…Unlike the previous year there was no reduction of the FiT in July…"


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    "France saw 1.5 GW of new systems connected last year, mainly a result of installations done in 2010. Only less than 10% of this capacity was installed during 2011…[A] new support framework aims to limit the annual market size to 500 MW…The important FiT cuts and long grid connection lead times explain why new installations were at a poor level during 2011, whilst grid connections reached a record high of 1.5 GW in 2011.

    "The UK also delivered a surprising development during 2011, reaching unprecedented growth of some 700 MW. In April 2010 a new FiT scheme was introduced and immediately followed by enthusiastic market development…Other key markets in Europe were Belgium (550 MW), Spain (400 MW), Slovakia (350 MW) and Greece (350 MW)…The Czech Republic, after 2 hectic years that saw PV installations reach 2 GW, has disappeared from the PV map…as a result of strong opposition from major stakeholders…"

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