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YESTERDAY

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  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-CANARY ISLANDS GET WIND FROM BRIDGES
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  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, July 2:

  • TTTA Thursday-THE POPE’S CLIMATE PAPER AS THE MOBY DICK OF ITS TIME
  • TTTA Thursday-THE TRIUMPH OF EFFICIENCY
  • TTTA Thursday-CITY WIND RISING
  • TTTA Thursday-ASK A UTILITY ABOUT SOLAR
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  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: "THE NEXT SHALE": HOW SOLAR IS POISED TO TRANSFORM AMERICA'S ENERGY MARKETS
  • QUICK NEWS, July 1: AVATAR DIRECTOR GOES SOLAR; U.S. KEEPS WIND TURBINE BUILDERS BUSY; VW ENTERS THE RACE FOR THE 200 MILE EV
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: THE STEADY BUILD-OUT OF OCEAN WIND IN EUROPE
  • QUICK NEWS, June 30: BILL GATES BRINGS $2BIL TO NEW ENERGY; THE INEVITABILITY OF U.S. OCEAN WIND; THE INEVITABILITY OF SOLAR
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: SMART MONEY GOES TO NEW ENERGY – BUT WILL IT BE ENOUGH?
  • QUICK NEWS, June 29: SCOTUS SLOWS EPA CLEAN AIR EFFORTS; SOLAR HIGHWAYS; JAPAN TURNS FROM NUKES TO WIND POWER
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: Bll Maher And EPA Head Gina McCarthy Dish About The Pope
  • Weekend Video: The Grim Facts
  • Weekend Video: Climate Change And Human Health
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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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  • Friday, November 23, 2012

    SPAIN SUN GOING INCENTIVE FREE

    Spanish Auto-Consumption PV Market Starts to Develop

    Tim Murphy, November 5, 2012 (SolarBuzz)

    “The increasingly competitive cost of PV electricity has helped open a new market segment in certain regions of Spain: auto-consumption installations that will receive no incentives…related to national regulations in force since December 2011 (Royal Decree 1699/2011)…[that] allow PV installations up to 100 kW to be connected to a consumers interior electricity network…

    “…[C]onsumers could benefit from avoiding increasingly expensive electricity purchases…[A] 100 kW installation completed in Q4’12, with the initial cost of €145,000 [would have] a 25-year net present value of €193,000 (NPV, 6% discount rate), and a project IRR of 15%. The electricity purchase price is set to rise at 5% per year, while the project LCOE value is effectively locked from the start. This reflects a typical electricity price (pre-tax) for commercial consumers with a >100 kW service contract and the consumption range of 20 to 500 MWh/year.”

    “While the economics of the proposition may be compelling to commercial consumers that are not currently cash-strapped, the outlook for the new segment is unclear…[while] Spain remains embroiled in [the unfolding and complex Energy Market Reform campaign and the] social, political, and financial crises resulting in low financial market liquidity and low consumer/business confidence…

    “The good news for PV is that consumer electricity prices are rising, and may increase significantly in January 2013. The bad news is that PV adoption has been negative based upon recent governmental actions, and the worry is that this trend will dominate domestic PV demand in the short-term…A possible wild card is that the electric companies could embrace the distributed PV applications, and so benefit by delivering the corresponding market demand while also locking in LCOE against their own rising generation and distribution costs. This turn of events would be consistent with market consolidation trends…”

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