NewEnergyNews: SOLAR NEXT YEAR

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The new challenge: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: A UTILITY IN THE MAKING: THE MUNICIPALIZATION OF BOULDER, COLORADO
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT NATIONAL HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM?
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: THE STATE OF THE U.S. WIND INDUSTRY (AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR UTILITIES)
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW SACRAMENTO'S PUBLIC UTILITY IS GETTING IN THE RESIDENTIAL SOLAR BUSINESS
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    THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: HAS APS INVENTED A ROOFTOP SOLAR BUSINESS MODEL FOR UTILITIES?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: THE GRID NEEDS INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATORS
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW SHOULD UTILITIES VALUE SOLAR?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: IS PUERTO RICO THE NEW POSTER CHILD FOR THE UTILITY DEATH SPIRAL?
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: Reindeer Stresses
  • Weekend Video: Pink Fracking
  • Weekend Video: Fighting Duke For Solar
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: ARE NATURAL GAS AND RENEWABLES THE FUTURE OF TEXAS' POWER GRID?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: COULD FERC PUT A PRICE ON CARBON?
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    Anne B. Butterfield of Daily Camera and Huffington Post, is an occasional contributor to NewEnergyNews

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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, December 21, 2012

    SOLAR NEXT YEAR

    Top-10 Solar Market Predictions For 2013

    December 19, 2012 (EQ International)

    “The photovoltaic industry is in the midst of wrenching change…10 predictions for 2013 from the IHS solar research team…[include, 1] The global PV market will achieve double-digit installation growth in 2013, but market revenue will fall to $75 billion… [Industry revenues] peaked at $94 billion in 2011, but fell sharply to $77 billion in 2012…on the back of lower volume growth and continued system price declines…

    “…[2] The solar module industry will consolidate further in 2013…[F]ewer than 150 companies will remain in the photovoltaic upstream value chain, down from more than 750 companies in 2010…The large expense of building and then operating integrated facilities that are underutilized will be more than many can handle financially…[3] PV module prices will stabilize in 2H 2013 as oversupply eases…”

    “…[4] Solar trade wars will rage on in 2013, yielding few winners…[S]ix different solar trade cases [proceed,] involving China, Europe, the United States and India…[5] South Africa and Romania will emerge as PV markets to watch in 2013…[6] Double-digit returns remain possible for European PV projects in 2013…[Subsidy schemes make all EU countries attractive] for both private and institutional investors…[7] Solar will surpass wind in the United States…[partly because] of the near-term uncertainty over the federal production tax credit for wind…[and partly because] of solar PV’s increasing competitiveness…

    “…[8] China will become the world’s largest PV market…[Its predicted 6 gigawatts will allow it] to surpass Germany…[9] Energy storage will transform the solar industry…IHS forecasts a big jump in the number of residential PV systems installed with batteries attached…[10] New technology will revive equipment vendors’ prospects…help PV manufacturers [and suppliers] cut costs, increase margins and ultimately distinguish themselves…’

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