NewEnergyNews: SOLAR’S LONG TERM PRICE TREND

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YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Save $2 Trillion – Stop Climate Change
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Germany Hits World Solar-Plus-Storage High
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Aussie Media Gets Facts Way Wrong On Wind
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Dubai To Study Geothermal, Ocean Energy Potential
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, July 21:

  • TTTA Thursday-The Climate Change Secret In The Great Trees
  • TTTA Thursday-Solar Makes A Home’s Value Grow
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind In The Stock Market
  • TTTA Thursday-Doc Brown Lives! Flux Capacitor Is World’s Fastest Car
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Utility-scale solar booms as costs drop
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The backbone for the modern grid
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Environmental and Public Health Benefits of Lots of Solar
  • QUICK NEWS, July 19: The Time For New Energy Is Now; Wind Floats A Deepwater Future; Solar Keeps Getting More Affordable
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Why Hawaii’s Regulators Said No to NextEra
  • QUICK NEWS, 7-18: Cleveland Convention Reveals Republican Climate Cleavage; LA To Build World’s Biggest Battery Storage In Place Of NatGas Plant; Texas Meets Community Solar
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: Eyes On The Prize – The New Energy Grid
  • Weekend Video: A Climate Change Coffee Mug
  • Weekend Video: Elizabeth Warren Challenges Deniers’ Data
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  • 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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    Thursday, October 04, 2012

    SOLAR’S LONG TERM PRICE TREND

    Solar Photovoltaic Cell/Module Shipments Report; Value, average price, and average efficiency

    September 26, 2012 (U.S. Energy Information Administration)

    “In 2011, the value of photovoltaic cell shipments totaled nearly $1.7 billion and the value of photovoltaic module shipments reached nearly $6 billon…Average prices of photovoltaic cells and modules per peak watt of capacity shipped have declined steady over the past several years…

    “For photovoltaic cells, the average price has decreased more than 18 percent, from $1.13 in 2010 to $0.92 in 2011, and the average price of photovoltaic modules fell nearly 19 percent, from $1.96 in 2010 to $1.59 in 2011…”

    “The performance of a photovoltaic module is typically measured in terms of its energy conversion efficiency, i.e., the percentage of incident solar energy (input) that the module converts to electricity (output) under standard rating conditions…

    “In 2011, the average energy conversion efficiencies reported by manufacturers and imports were…16 percent for Crystalline Silicon PV module…11 percent for Thin-film PV module…29 percent for Concentrator PV module…”

    1 Comments:

    At 10:11 PM, Blogger Minwoo Kim said...

    The World Goes Solar. Japan's FiT in July is among the highest in the world. It's clear that Japan's FiT will shake the solar market. Now, US has the same options. New solutions will be showed in Japan. This is it!
    As you know, earthquake in Japan is happening frequently. Floating solar panels installation is one of the best solutions for power crisis in Japan. So you have to reduce vibration to install Floating solar panels. Because, it makes many kinds of problems! Vibrations caused by wind, waves and external forces. New Floating Body Stabilizer for Floating solar panels installation has been created in South Korea. The Floating Body Stabilizers generate drag force immediately when Floating solar panels are being rolled and pitched on the water. Recently, these Floating Body Stabilizers have been used to reduce vibration of Floating Solar Panels in South Korea. You can see New Floating Body Stabilizer videos in YouTube. http://youtu.be/O2oys_YHhCc, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA_xFp5ktbU&feature=youtu.be.

     

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