NewEnergyNews: SOLAR’S WORLD

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YESTERDAY

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING, SEPTEMBER 2: WHERE IS THE U.S. ENERGY STORAGE MARKET GOING?
  • QUICK NEWS, September 2: EV SHARING COMES TO INDIANAPOLIS; NEW LINE TO MAKE MEMPHIS WIND’S GATEWAY; BUFFETT UTILS, CALIF GRID TO UNIFY
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: INTEGRATED DISTRIBUTION PLANNING – MEETING GRID NEEDS WITH DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES
  • QUICK NEWS, September 1: NEW ENERGY DEAL GETS BETTER; PLUG-IN CARS GAIN MARKET TRACTION; BIGGEST NAMES IN HOME ENERGY MGMT
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    THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: “FLEXIWATTS” AND THE ECONOMICS OF DEMAND FLEXIBILITY
  • QUICK NEWS, August 31: NEW FINANCE PLAN FOR GEOTHERMAL; SUN IN MAINE; CAN CA CLIMATE BILLS GET BY FOSSIL INTERESTS?
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: Pictures Of Sea Level Rise
  • Weekend Video: Change And Be Changed
  • Weekend Video: Postcards From Hawaii’s New Energy Struggle
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-PROOF OF GLOBAL SEA LEVEL RISE FROM NASA
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-ISRAEL TURNS TO THE SUN
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-INDIA FIXES WIND
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-EU BACKS WIRELESS EV CHARGING PILOT
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, August 27:

  • TTTA Thursday-A WAY TO MAKE THE PARIS DEAL WORK BETTER
  • TTTA Thursday-COST OF NO CLIMATE: $44 TRILLION – CITIBANK
  • TTTA Thursday-SHALE GAS OUTPUT DROPS
  • TTTA Thursday-THE STATUS OF SELF-DRIVING CARS
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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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  • Friday, August 31, 2012

    SOLAR’S WORLD

    Analysis of Worldwide Markets for Solar Products & Five-Year Application Forecast 2011/2012

    3Q 2012 (Pike Research/Navigant)

    “The solar power industry and its associated technologies, including concentrated solar power (CSP), photovoltaic (PV), and concentrated photovoltaic (HCPV and LCPV), are going through a significant correction as a seven-year period of capacity building, aggressive pricing, and promises of grid parity, driven largely by feed-in tariffs, comes to an end. As the profitable feed-in-tariff incentives fade, and deals that rely on bidding processes such as tenders and power purchase agreements (PPAs) emerge, many solar industry participants are recognizing the need to develop new business models and markets.

    “The solar industry remains incentive-driven for 99% of its demand. Reliance on incentives to drive demand has led to specific behaviors, including frantic buying when prices are low and installing into any available market…[T]he models for incentivizing solar in the industrialized world are changing and with these changes, more attention is being focused on the developing world as well as on the remote applications.”

    “Continued artificially low prices for PV technology and polysilicon have caused the collapse of several companies. Navigant anticipates that manufacturer failures will continue into 2013…

    “Low bidding on projects continues, leading to the concern that many of these projects may not be sustainable. Low priced natural gas in the United States threatens the viability of many solar projects. Low quality in PV technology and solar installations will increasingly be an issue from mid-2012 on. Navigant forecasts that growth in 2012 will be between 24-GWp (4% over 2011) and 31-GWp (31% over 2011), with modest growth continuing over the forecast period…”

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