NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, February 19: UNCHANGING SOLAR PV TECHNOLOGY; A NEW COMMITMENT TO BUILD OCEAN WIND; BIG SOLAR GETS PRICE COMPETITIVE

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  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Best Movies About Climate Change
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Saudis Move Ahead On $30Bil New Energy Buy
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Wind Awaits China Demand
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-India Solar Rising
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, January 19:

  • TTTA Thursday-The Heat Stayed On In 2016
  • TTTA Thursday-Three Ways Solar Will Grow
  • TTTA Thursday-North Carolina Ocean Wind Bidding To Open
  • TTTA Thursday-Plugs Could Change The Future of Cars Completely
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: 4 Drivers Of Solar Growth Everybody Needs To Know
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Maryland RPS And The National Divide On Clean Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Why California Wants Western Electricity Delivery Organized
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Who In Clean Tech Is Boosting New Energy
  • QUICK NEWS, January 17: New Energy’s Fight Against Climate Change Won’t Be Done; New Energy Jobs Leapt Again Last Year; Nebraska Gets Wind Power Economy Bump
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: A Call To Climate Action From Al Gore
  • Weekend Video: A Closer Look At Wind And Solar
  • Weekend Video: Why Solar Beats Coal
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Does Climate Change Make Nuclear A Good Idea?
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Who In The World Is Winning With Solar?
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Wind Powers Scotland Four Straight Days
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Will China Bust Open The Global EV Market?
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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)
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  • 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)
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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, January 21-22:

  • Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Sequel”
  • Al Gore Talks About His “Inconvenient Sequel”
  • 2016 Was Third Record Heat Year In A Row

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, February 19: UNCHANGING SOLAR PV TECHNOLOGY; A NEW COMMITMENT TO BUILD OCEAN WIND; BIG SOLAR GETS PRICE COMPETITIVE

    UNCHANGING SOLAR PV TECHNOLOGY Can PV Technology Change before 2015?

    Finlay Colville, February 6, 2014 (SolarBuzz)

    “…[B]y analysing the exact split of production across all the different c-Si process flow types, substrate types for every c-Si manufacturer, and similarly for all the thin-film options…[for] 3 years back…it is relatively easy to see which technologies dominate, and how each has changed market-share…[The] two dominant [c-Si] categories include almost all the Chinese cell makers…most of the Korean output, [and] all of the Indian output…[They] had identical market share in 2010 and 2013, approximately 82%...[I]n 2013, almost two out of every three solar panels installed were using a PV technology that has basically been used in production for about 15 years…[T]here is a host of ways to segment out the remaining 18% of market supply…[but] the prospects for any major change in PV technologies, used to supply end-market demands for the rest of [2014], are minimal. None of the disruptive technologies is ready to move in large volume…” click here for more

    A NEW COMMITMENT TO BUILD OCEAN WIND Deepwater Wind Takes 'Leap Forward,' Taps Alstom To Supply Rhode Island Offshore Demo

    February 11, 2014 (North American Windpower)

    "Deepwater Wind has signed an agreement for Alstom to supply the Block Island Wind Farm with five Haliade 150-6 MW offshore wind turbines. Deepwater says the deal represents a pivotal point in the development of the 30 MW demonstration project, located off the coast of Block Island, R.I…Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater's CEO, notes it was important that the developer signed with a provider of direct-drive turbine technology…Deepwater Wind says it made an initial multi-million-dollar payment in December 2013 that allowed Alstom to begin the manufacturing process…The [589 foot tall] Haliade 150-6 MW turbine features Alstom's Pure Torque design and a 150-meter-diameter rotor…Deepwater says its partnership with Alstom will create…operations and management positions…[and] Alstom intends to base its long-term service operations in the state and to perform pre-installation work in a local harbor…The Block Island project could help Deepwater realize plans for a [1 gigawatt] offshore wind farm…” click here for more

    BIG SOLAR GETS PRICE COMPETITIVE U.S. Utility-Scale Solar Is Getting Closer To Cost-Competitiveness

    February 12, 2014 (Up Front via Solar Industry)

    “The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the U.S. solar industry is more than 60% of the way to achieving cost-competitive utility-scale solar photovoltaic electricity…three years into the department's decade-long SunShot Initiative, which aims to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional sources of energy by 2020…[T]he initiative's target for the utility-scale photovoltaic industry is $0.06/kWh…The DOE says that the average price for a utility-scale photovoltaic project has dropped from about $0.21/kWh in 2010 to $0.11/kWh at the end of last year…[T]he average U.S. electricity price is about $0.12/kWh…” click here for more

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